Victorian hepatitis C integrated services: Nurse-led models of care

Logo of the Victorian Integrated Hepatitis C Services, with overlaid offset circles of red, orange, yellow and burgundy

The BBV Sector Development Program supports the Department of Health funded Integrated Hepatitis C Services to deliver nurse-led models of treatment and care. The BBV Program supports the nurses to: build system linkages to care in community settings; establish partnerships to deliver hepatitis C services
and facilitate a quarterly integrated hepatitis C community of practice.

The integrated hepatitis C nurses deliver a range of services that align with the Victorian Hepatitis C Strategy 2016–2020, to:

  • Increase treatment and care
  • Increase testing
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination
  • Increase prevention

Services include:

  • Consulting, mentoring and capacity building for health professionals
  • Outreach, including co-locating clinics in established services and individual client outreach
  • Education and training
  • Fibroscan clinics

Guiding Principles for Victorian Integrated Hepatitis C Services

There is no one model of hepatitis C integrated care. The Integrated Hepatitis C Services work in a diverse range of health care settings, institutions, and contexts. These principles were identified in partnership and collaboration with the integrated hepatitis C nurses, and seek to provide a shared
approach to nurse-led models of hepatitis C care.

Download the Guiding Principles to learn more about how the nurses approach hepatitis C testing, treatment, care and working in partnerships.

Referral form

Referring patients to one of the Integrated Hepatitis C Services is easy. Download the referral form and refer directly to a nurse from the contact list below.

Integrated hepatitis C nurse contact list

Contact one of the integrated nurses to discuss how your service/organisation can work in partnership, or refer people for treatment.

LocationNurseProgramEmailPhoneAddress
Alfred Hospital Sandra Scott

Department of Health Funded services

al.scott@alfred.org.au 0419 322 971 55 Commercial Rd
Melbourne VIC 3000
Austin Hospital Sam Dickson

Rapid Access Hepatitis C Treatment Service

livernurses@austin.org.au 0481 909 741 145 Studley Rd
Heidelberg VIC 3084
Box Hill Hospital Caroline Day

Infectious Diseases Clinic

caroline.day@easternhealth.org.au 1300 342 255

Outpatients Department
Ground Floor
Box Hill Hospital
Nelson Rd
Box Hill, VIC 3128

Royal Melbourne Hospital Sally Watkinson

Victorian Infectious Diseases Service

Sally.Watkinson@mh.org.au 0407 574 939

Royal Melbourne Hospital
9 North
300 Grattan St
Parkville VIC 3050

St Vincent’s Hospital Brad Whitton

Department of Gastroenterology

bradley.whitton@svha.org.au 0407 511 299

Level 4
Daly Wing
35 Victoria Pde
Fitzroy VIC 3056

Western General Hospital Susan Byers

Gastroenterology Clinic

Susan.Byers1@wh.org.au (03) 8345 6666

160 Gordon St
Footscray VIC 3011

Barwon Health
University Hospital Geelong
Inga Tribe

Barwon and South West Victoria Integrated Hepatitis C Service

Inga.tribe@barwonhealth.org.au (03) 4215 1501 Bellerine St
Geelong VIC 3220
Ballarat Community Health Centre Michelle Orr

Liver Clinic and Integrated Hepatitis C Service

michelleor@bchc.org.au (03) 5338 4572

710 Sturt St
Ballarat VIC 3350

Bendigo Hospital Raelene Vine

Infectious Diseases Service

rvine@bendigohealth.org.au (03) 5454 8422

100 Barnard St
Bendigo VIC 3550
(entry via Mercy Street)

Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health)

Chris Biesiekierski

Liver Clinic-Hepatitis

chris.biesiekierski@gvhealth.org.au (03) 5832 3629 / 0400 860 429 Graham St
Shepparton VIC 3630
La Trobe Community Health Position vacant    1800 242 696

81-87 Buckley St
(PO Box 960)
Morwell VIC 3840

Monash Medical Centre

Sherryn Warner

Hepatology outpatients service

sherryne.warner@monash.edu (03) 8572 2571

246 Clayton Rd
Clayton VIC 3168

Hepatitis C data summaries by Primary Health Network

The Hepatitis C data summaries by Primary Health Network are an excellent resource to understand the needs of your local area and its demographics. They detail national treatment uptake,
notification and geographic data, prevalence, treatment uptake and newly diagnosed cases for each Victorian PHN.

Community of Practice: Integrated hepatitis C nurse-led models of care

The BBV Sector Development Program coordinates the Integrated Hepatitis C Nurses quarterly community of practice. These meetings provide opportunities to establish partnerships, share knowledge and learn from others working in integrated and outreach models of care. To join our next community of practice,
email e.lenton@latrobe.edu.au.

Further information

Contact the BBV Sector Development Program for more information, or your local/closest integrated hepatitis C nurse directly.