Partners In Care: The Benefits of Community Lawyers Working in a Hospital Setting - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Partners In Care: The Benefits of Community Lawyers Working in a Hospital Setting

April 15, 2019

A new report on the Cross-Site Evaluation of Health Justice Partnerships (HJPs) Between Three Metropolitan Melbourne Hospitals with Inner Melbourne Community Legal, Partners In Care: The Benefits of Community Lawyers Working In A Hospital Setting, is now available.

The Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program invested significantly in supporting the sector to demonstrate the effectiveness of the HJP model and is very proud to have funded Inner Melbourne Community Legal’s HJP with the Royal Women’s. This report details the findings and methodology of Inner Melbourne Community Legal’s HJPs with Royal Women’s, Royal Melbourne and The Children’s Hospital. The evaluation identified five essential requirements for CLC’s to have successful HJPs with major metropolitan hospitals. It outlines the benefits of cooperation between community lawyers and health professionals in the coordination of care for vulnerable patients.

You can read it here.