have a hand out to Stroke Survivor's detailing all the options of service available ie. Social Security, Stroke Forums, Disability Services, Therapist's - I know we had to find all ourselves, was very costly and stressful.
From the Ideas Wall
- As communities and patients, do we sometimes neglect to understand the stress involved in being part of a medical team? All (health consumers) should consistently support, encourage, compliment and respond to our medical staff 'extra mile' effort.
- The StartUp HealthcareIT group already has 400 members, creating apps, software and cloud solutions to give patients better information and control over their lives. Support this growing industry and bring healthcare into the 21st century.
- To reduce healthcare costs, preventative medicine should be considered a priority.
- Some people do have adverse reactions to vaccinations. Most of the time, it's no-one's fault. They could be compensated through a Commonwealth no-fault insurance scheme, which can help with loss of income and medical bills.
- There should be some help for pensioners when they have kept up private health insurance for most of their life. We need cost relief on premiums and the gaps.
- Just because food is fast.. It shouldn't have to be unhealthy. Why can't we have traffic light guidance on nutritional value - green for a good choice.. red for a poor choice and amber for just one meal like this today! More conscious choices.
- Our health is paramount to our happiness and our lives. Without good health, we cannot work or otherwise function as human beings.
- The NSF has just released the National Action Plan for Stroke. Stroke is Australia's second biggest killer but it has never received federal funding for a comprehensive stroke strategy. See the NSF website for more about the plan and possible action
- Currently social workers are not registered but are self regulated. Organisations are asking for registered professionals. This limits consumer access to a valid and significant allied health professional