Webinar: What COVID-19 has taught us about health and health care - lessons from Melbourne

Date: 14 October 2020 12:30pm to 14 October 2020 01:30pm

Please note the time is Australian Eastern Daylight Timing (AEDT)

This webinar is free for AHHA members.

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to present the next in our ongoing series of webinars. Cohealth CEO Nicole Bartholomeusz will lead this webinar where you will hear the perspectives of clinicians and senior leaders from community health, primary care and hospital sectors on what COVID-19 has taught us about health and health care.

Cohealth, a large community health organisation operating across the north and west of Melbourne, was central to the response to COVID-19 in Victoria.  Cohealth provided primary care to the residents of the high rise flats under hard lockdown and continues to provide infection control supports and primary care services to residents of 28 high rise public housing towers.  Lessons from that work informed the development of an innovative model of care for people who are COVID+.  More than 90% of patients were able to be managed in the community with only a small proportion being admitted to ‘virtual wards’ of Melbourne’s hospitals.  Insights on at risk populations and how transmission of the virus was prevented through supporting people to isolate at home will be shared.

Finally, the potential for expanding the shared care model’s success to support people who have complex comorbidities into the future will be discussed.

If you are an AHHA member please contact for your registration code.