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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. It has been available in the Metro South region since 1 July, 2018.
The NDIS will revolutionise the way in which the Metro South community accesses disability support, allowing people with disability to have choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided.
The NDIS may need some medical information about your disability or how it affects you. A health professional, such as your doctor or social worker, could have this information or it could be in your medical record. You can ask for the information yourself or the person who helps you make decisions can do it for you.
Metro South Health is committed to providing equitable, accessible and effective health care for people with disability.
The Metro South Disability Plan was developed in partnership with people with disability, carers, advocates and healthcare stakeholders to improve health service delivery for people with disability.
Developed in 2016, the plan also outlines the systemic changes needed within Metro South to work successfully with the NDIS as it is rolled out across Queensland.
Ongoing education and training means our clinical and administrative staff are well prepared for the rollout of the NDIS and are helping our patients to access the individualised support they can receive through the NDIS.
Visit the Department of Communities NDIS Calendar which includes details of local face to face information sessions for people with disabilities and their families and carers.
Metro South has also developed a number of resources for people with disability. Visit the Health Equity and Access Unit here.