Winner for Collaborati​ve Team

Northern NSW Local H​ealth District (NNSWLHD)

Liz Flack, Lana Kossoff, Jillian Skinner

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.​​​​​​​​​

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Page Updated: Wednesday 26 October 2016