Western Weekender Article, October 6, 2023

Extracts below from the article.

People with disabilities are being put at the forefront at Nepean Hospital, thanks to a collaboration between Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and DARE Disability Support.

“We had problems with communication with hospitals, and these problems were quite significant problems, where people, because of communication, weren’t having the greatest of health outcomes of patient experience.”

“It’s a first-of-its-kind project where a hospital and disability services have come together and worked in tandem.”

“What was really beautiful about this project was that we had the opportunity to also get into the minds of our nurses that are on the ward.”

“The toolkit is always going to be available online for any person with a disability to use to write down all the important information that they need to handover to the hospital when they’re admitted, because often they can’t communicate those needs.”

Read the full article – PAGE 14
Toolkit solves communication gap