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Parliament welcomes integratedliving's new service delivery model proposal

Written by Mark Acheson a Communications Partner with integratedliving

integratedliving’s new service delivery model has been enthusiastically welcomed in Parliament and by the Department of Health. 

integratedliving Australia’s Integrated Health Systems Demonstrator will bridge the gap between aged care and health services available for people in cities compared to those living in rural, regional and remote areas.
  
To discuss the model in greater detail, integratedliving CEO, Catherine Daley, and Chief Health Transformation Officer, Kylie Houlihan, met last week with Chair of Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts and Member for Lyne, the Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government and Member for Parkes, the Hon. Mark Coulton MP, and Deputy Speaker and Member for Wide Bay, Mr Llew O'Brien MP.

 

Pictured: integratedliving CEO Catherine Daley, Mr Llew O Brien MP and integratedliving Chief Health Transformation Officer Kylie Houlihan.
Pictured: integratedliving CEO, Catherine Daley, the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP and integratedliving Chief Health Transformation Officer, Kylie Houlihan.

The pair also met with Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Health and Ageing and Member for Cooper, Ms Ged Kearney MP, and staff from the offices of the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Hon Mark. Butler MP and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP.

"Our Integrated Health System Demonstrator will leverage the digital technologies and multidisciplinary care to address some of the fragmented and segregated nature of health and aged care in regional, rural and remote communities," Catherine said.

"The model will adopt a mix of virtual and face-to-face care, improving access to specialist health and community care services that aren’t always available outside the cities, and will be supported by the wrap around services we currently provide on the ground.

“We want people in the communities we serve, who are ageing and living with complex health needs, to have that equitable access to all the services they need, to stay living safe and well in their local communities."

Part of integratedliving’s transformation program, Catherine said that the model pre-empted many of the aged care sector improvements, aligning with the majority of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s recommendations.

"It is incredibly important that the Royal Commission has called out the need for a list of rights for people seeking and receiving aged care," she said.

"As a home care provider assisting people in rural, regional and remote communities, we have long championed the rights of every client to receive person-centred, dignified and preventative needs based care so that they can remain living safely and well in their own homes and as part of their community.

"integratedliving Australia’s Integrated Health System Demonstrator will take this level of dignified care one step further."

Pictured: integratedliving CEO, Catherine Daley, the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP and integratedliving Chief Health Transformation Officer, Kylie Houlihan.
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