North and West Remote Health to Deliver In-Home and Community Health Services

Pioneering primary health care organisation North and West Remote Health have taken on the delivery of in-home and community services for remote Western Queensland; to be delivered under the Federal and State Governments Commonwealth Home Support and Queensland Community Care programmes (formerly HACC).

Commencing July 1 the organisation formerly trading under the Medicare Local banner has taken on the vital service with an endeavour to have minimum disruption to client care.

Previously provided by North West Isolated Care the programme will continue servicing Karumba, Burketown, Boulia, Bedourie, Birdsville and McKinlay in the region.

Providing a range of in-home and community services North and West Remote Health CEO Evelyn Edwards spoke more on the programmes and what their delivery means to the organisation.

“Delivering the Commonwealth Home Support and Queensland Community Care programmes to remote Western Queensland intertwines seamlessly with our organisational vision for ‘Healthier Communities’.”

“Allowing frail, aged and younger members of the community with a disability to stay safely at home, independent and involved in community is important to both the physical and emotional wellbeing of service users and the communities health services” said Evelyn.

Support offered under North and West Remote Health’s programmes include basic daily in home or in the community tasks such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, domestic assistance, transport and social participation for eligible clients.

To find out more about this service and referral processes interested parties are invited to phone My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, send a fax to the My Aged Care Contact Centre on 1800 728 174 or use the Make a Referral page on the My Aged Care website myagedcare.gov.au.

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