Corumbene Care welcomes new services

LOCAL health professionals in charge of supporting people living with chronic health conditions were gifted to a valuable resource recently when Corumbene Care hosted a dinner and panel Q&A.

Held at MONA, the event detailed Corumbene’s new services, delivered as part of the Rural Primary Health Program.

The services, which were commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania, are part of a new Australian Government funded program focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people living with chronic conditions in rural areas.

Corumbene Care chief executive officer Damien Jacobs said the partnership between health professionals and Corumbene Care was a crucial element in the delivery of care.

He said the Rural Primary Health services added to an already comprehensive range of products through Corumbene Help at Home, a service that continued to grow in response to community needs and emerging health priorities.

“The service targets people in the areas of the Derwent Valley, Central Highlands and Southern Midlands who are living with cardiovascular disease, chronic lung conditions and musculoskeletal disorders,” he said.

“Corumbene Help at Home will also be working alongside Diabetes Tasmania to improve the health of people with diabetes.

“These services will include providing allied health, care coordination and support for people to self-manage their condition using the latest in technology, including tele-monitoring.”

The services will run in collaboration with the patient’s general practitioners and health care team to ensure that they can self-manage their condition to improve quality of life.

“It also ensures patients can better navigate the health care system, which allows them to remain as independent as possible within their own community,” Mr Jacobs said.

For more information about Corumbene Help at Home Rural Primary Health Program, phone 6261 7327 or email rphp@corumbene.org.au.

Caption: Lisa Capamagian from Tunstall Healthcare, left, and Kay Tracey from Corumbene Care at the dinner and panel Q&A, held recently at MONA.