Mid North Coast LHD prescriber education session
Join our clinical advisors on Thursday 14 June at Coffs Harbour Base Hospital for an overview of self-care and mobility equipment available through the EnableNSW Equipment Centre and from NSW Government Contracts. The session will also include information about how EnableNSW interfaces with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. See the information sheet for details.
NEW Contract 980B Prosthetic Components
The NSW Government Contract 980B Prosthetic Components was made available in January 2018. This contract formalises the list of components available for use in limbs funded by the EnableNSW Prosthetic Limb Service, effective from 15 January 2018. To assist, a Quick Reference Guide and Information Sheet have been created. Updated PLS Funding Guidelines are also now available.
NDIS NSW North Pilot - streamlining requests for stock and contract items
Together with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), we are working on a pilot to simplify requests for a broad range of cost effective aids and equipment for NDIS participants. A simpler application process for these products is now being piloted with Hunter New England, Mid North Coast and Central Coast Local Health Districts. Please see the NDIS NSW North Pilot page for further information.
Updated Prosthetic Limb Service accreditation guidelines now available
Our PLS accreditation guidelines have recently been reviewed and updated following consultation with the Accreditation Working Group, comprising representatives of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM), the Australian Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), prosthetists and prescribing medical specialists. See the updated accreditation guidelines.
Updated self-care and mobility clinical criteria now available
Following extensive consultation, new mobility (including seated mobility, transfer aids) and self-care (including pressure cushions for non-mobility, and bathing and toileting) guidelines are now available. Please see forms and clinical criteria for the latest information.