Annual Public Forum 2018

From Hospital to Home – Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum 2018
  • October 11th, 2018 12:00 pm
  • 700 Bourke St, Melbourne
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From Hospital to Home…

How can health and disability services achieve the best outcomes for people with complex disability support needs?


Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum

Thursday 11 October 2018

12 noon – 1pm (doors open at 11.30am)
Free entry(a light lunch will be served after the conclusion of the forum)
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.

Join us on 11 October, as health professionals, disability professionals and people with first-hand experience discuss 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 Faulker – 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 will be provided by the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner and other selected audience members.

This free event is accessible to everyone, but bookings are essential. For those not able to attend on the day, the forum will be streamed live on Facebook.


Seminar: Leaving Hospital Well

Following the forum, hospital discharge professionals, allied health professionals and support coordinators are invited to stay in the NAB Arena for a specialist seminar. The Leaving Hospital Well seminar will provide practical information and guidance to assist you to achieve best practice outcomes for people being discharged with complex support needs. For more info and seminar bookings:

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