Chronic Disease Regional Transport Coordination Service
The NSW Outback Division of General Practice Ltd (NSWODGP) will provide a Chronic Disease Transport Coordination Service focusing on supporting people with a chronic disease who are enrolled as part of the Western PHN Chronic Disease Management and Prevention (CDMP) program managed by the NSWODGP and for clients of the Outback Eye Service.
The targeted Service group (Cohort) to be serviced under the proposed service will be People with chronic illness meeting the eligibility requirement under the CDMP program and the Outback Eye Service requiring transport coordination and information. As part of the Regional Transport Coordination Service implementation process the NSWODGP is working in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the Outback Eye Service, NCOSS & NSW RDN.
The Regional Transport Coordination Service aims to remove organising transport as a barrier to patients accessing health care service appointments in Western NSW. Disadvantaged patients of the CDP and M Program and Outback Eye Service will be assisted to obtain full advantage of available transport.
The Transport Service Coordinator/s will liaise with enrolled practices and providers engaged in the CDMP program, Outback Eye Service, NCOSS and NSWRDN to ensure eligible patient support and access to the service.
The NSWODGP will provide a centralised service for patients needing support by providing them with information and options to:
- book appropriate transport provided by internal and external transport stakeholders.
- book health appointments to fit in with transport needs.
- access detailed information about the options available for; transport, financial subsidy and overnight accommodation near regional health facilities.
The Transport Coordinators will provide desktop support during business hours Monday to Fridays. To access this service please contact the NSW Outback Division of General Practice in Bourke on Telephone 02 68 724 777.
Information about transport and accommodation services in your local area, your regional and city destinations can be obtained by during all hours by clicking the below tab to access the Chronic Disease Transport Coordination Services online database.