The Disability Liaison roles are part of a 12 month DHHS Covid-19 disability sector response
- Information and support for inpatient teams regarding individuals care needs in hospital and at home
- Undertake outreach and assessment where there is evidence that people with a disability may not be accessing healthcare due to a range of barriers
- Connect community services that provide support where there is a gap in existing services if that gap may result in the person with a disability having a higher risk of unnecessary admissions to hospital and longer lengths of stays
Please click on this https://coronavirus.wh.org.au/for the most up to date advice from Western Health about COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and cannot leave home due to disability or the need to care for others, then you can be tested at home. The Call-to-Test service is run by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. To access it, call the DHHS coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 9.For further information go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-testing-in-disability-sector-factsheet-docRead about the Call-to-Test service in Easy English.Alternatively you can contact the Disability Liaison Officer on 0434 954 083 or 0435 208 209 to assist with COVID-19 testing.
Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander? http://inside.wh.org.au/departmentsandservices/AboriginalHealth/Pages/default.aspxDo you need an interpreter? http://inside.wh.org.au/departmentsandservices/LanguageServices/Pages/default.aspx
For the latest government updates: DHHS COVID-19 information for people with disability
Read the up to date Disability Action Plan from Western Health: http://inside.wh.org.au/departmentsandservices/Disability_Health/Pages/default.aspx
The Disability Liaison Service operates 7 days per week and can be contacted either via phone or email.
Phone: Amanda 0434 954 083 or Daniela 0435 208 209
Email: [email protected]