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Reducing delays for people with a disability

17 November 2020

To help improve the hospital experience and discharge times for people with disability in WA, a project team has been set up to share insights, explore issues, generate ideas, and develop and test solutions.

Danielle Loizou-Lake, Project Lead-Disability Health Projects, National Disability Services
Danielle Loizou-Lake, Project Lead – Disability Health Projects, National Disability Services

The team is calling for expressions of interest from health consumers with disability to form the project co-design.

This includes people with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, mental health/psychosocial disability, sensory disability, neurological disability or people with disability who live in regional/rural WA.

Project Co-Leads will drive this project, engaging with Health Service Providers over the coming months.

The team will feed back information to the ‘Ready to Go Home’, a project aimed to improve the experience of people with disability in hospital and to reduce unexpected delays in hospital discharge.

The ‘Ready to Go Home’ initiative is a partnership project with National Disability Services in WA (NDS) and the WA Department of Health.

Further information including the expression of interest is available from the National Disability Services (external site).