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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Better support scheme for country patients in NSW

Date posted: 20 February 2012

Patients in Broken Hill and across New South Wales (NSW) who access the Isolated patients travel and accommodation assistance scheme (IPTAAS) will soon benefit from a significant overhaul of the current complex administration process.

As part of a raft of new changes, patients will soon be able to complete and claim their travel and accommodation subsidies online.

The changes have been made in response to concerns raised by country patients and community organisations about administrative complexities and long processing times.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health, Melinda Pavey, said that this is 'a win' for people who access IPTAAS.

'We've already had positive feedback from Cancer Voices NSW, The Leukaemia Foundation and Kidney Health Australia which is great,' she said.

For information about other changes that have been made to the IPTAAS this year in NSW, including the amounts by which travel and accommodation subsidies have recently increased, see link below.

Source: NSW Minister for Health


Last updated: 20 February 2012
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