Yellow Envelope

Yellow Envelopes

The Yellow Envelope is a communication tool used in clinical handover when residents of aged care facilities are transferred to and from hospital. Its aim is to improve patient safety and the quality and continuity of care. 

Yellow Envelope trial

The Yellow Envelope is being tried in the Sunshine Coast region from 18 October 2021 to 30 April 2022 across three residential aged care facilities. The facilities participating in the trial of the Yellow Envelope are Blue Care Caloundra, Blue Care Dicky Beach and Blue Care Warana. Throughout the trial, the Yellow Envelope tool will undergo a comprehensive audit and evaluation before it is rolled out across all facilities in Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast. 

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Residential aged care services participating in the trial as well as Sunshine Coast HHS have been supplied copies of the Yellow Envelope. To order more supply of the Yellow Envelopes contact 

Alternatively, you can also download the yellow envelope template here and affix this to an envelope. 

Support material

The clinical information flow chart illustrates how the Yellow Envelope supports clinical handover between settings of care and between care providers. 

A copy of the flowchart can be downloaded here