How can health and disability services achieve the best outcomes for people with complex disability support needs?
If you missed our Annual Public Forum, you can watch the full discussion here:
Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum
Thursday 11 October 2018
12 noon – 1pm
The Arena, NAB Docklands
700 Bourke Street, Melbourne
When you experience a severe injury or a rapid and permanent decline in health, the treatment and care you get in hospital can have a big impact on the rest of your life. But planning for what happens once you leave hospital is just as critical.
On 11 October, health professionals, disability professionals and people with first-hand experience discussed how to achieve the very best outcomes for people with complex needs, as they head from hospital to home.
Host: Beverley O’Connor, Presenter, ABC News 24
• Chris Faulkner – General Manager, Participants and Planning, National Disability Insurance Agency
• Brynn Lewin – Occupational Therapy Manager and NDIS Transition lead, Austin Health
• Dina Watterson – Associate Director Allied Health, Alfred Health
• Penny Dorgan – Disability advocate with experience of being discharged from hospital with complex needs
Additional expert perspectives were provided by the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner and other selected audience members.
THIS EVENT WAS LIVE STREAMED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.
Seminar: Leaving Hospital Well
Following the forum, hospital discharge professionals, allied health professionals and support coordinators were invited to stay in the NAB Arena for a specialist seminar. The Leaving Hospital Well seminar provided practical information and guidance to assist those professionals achieve best practice outcomes for people being discharged with complex support needs.