Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD)
Our Memory Assessment Program was developed in response to
local need and an identified gap in accessing medical specialist
services. It involves collaboration between the private and public
sectors to provide a local specialty memory assessment service
at no cost to the community. This service has reduced diagnostic
waiting times for patients suffering with memory problems while
alleviating associated anxieties. The program has created local
access to specialist psycho-geriatric services not previously
available on the north coast.
The consultative process is facilitated using the District’s LYNC
telemedicine program, a safe and confidential medium.
As a result of the program patients suffering with memory loss
receive timely diagnosis by a specialist and get access to
specialised medications, imaging etc.