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Turning plans into action for patients with disability

14 September 2016

PA Hospital is at the forefront of turning plans into action for patients with a disability connected to our services.

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and associated National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland will mean changes for Queenslanders who meet access requirements and could benefit from the scheme.

The Division of Rehabilitation (DoR) has employed two project officers, Donna Harre and Vivien Houston, to plan for the introduction of both schemes in relation to our state-wide and injury-related services at PAH.

Donna Harre said that service planning is necessary to ensure our clients get the supports they need to discharge safely back to community settings.

“The NDIS is probably the largest change we have ever seen or will ever see in the disability sector and I’m committed to making sure all our patients and clients of the DoR are NDIS ready.

“The NDIS catch phrase is #NDISready and hopefully both the workforce and our patients will transition to the new insurance systems with ease because of the preparation we are doing within the Division,” said Ms Harre.

Vivien Houston is working towards the bigger picture and the positive impact that the NDIS will have on our patients, particularly those with an acquired brain injury who have historically received limited funding and support.

“One of the underlying precursors to the creation of the NDIS was the inequitable delivery of care and support around Australia to persons with disabilities,” Ms Houston said.

“The NDIS will now see care and support based on what’s reasonable and necessary to ensure people with disabilities can experience a quality of life similar to any other person - regardless of their type of disability and their post code.”

Last updated 16 September 2016
Last reviewed 16 September 2016

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