Last Days of Life Toolkit

Accelerated transfer to die at home

Key principles of end-of-life care remain the same in all settings. In order to achieve the patients transfer of care to home safely good teamwork, good documentation, and good communication are essential. The charts below have been developed to support staff in enabling patients to be quickly and safety transferred home to die. The charts include:

  • Accelerated transfer to die at home plan (Adult)
  • Paramedic transfer letter
  • Nursing transfer letter.
Accelerated transfer to die at home plan (Adult)

The plan is a form of integrated discharge planning that begins when a patient expresses the wish to die in their home environment. ‘Home’ can refer to the patient’s home, the home of the patient’s family/carer or Residential Aged Care (RACF) facilities.

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Stock Code: NH700141

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Paramedic transfer letter

Provides paramedics information regarding the aim and plan of transfer. The NSW Ambulance Service Authorised Care Plan should also be completed, signed off and given to the paramedics transferring the patient.

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Stock Code: NH700143

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Nursing transfer letter

Provides receiving service/s information on the patient’s relevant clinical history, outstanding problems and agreed care plan.

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Stock Code: NH700142

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