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What services does CNWQML provide?

 We offer a range of allied health and other health services to the residents of our region. Our programs and funding differes from place to place, so visit our Service Map to see what you are eligible for in your area.

 

 

The Care Coordinator provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions, by providing better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care and encouraging proactive patient self-management.

The Continence Advisor provides individualised management plans, education and advice to individuals experiencing incontinence (loss of bladder or bowel function). Eligible patients may also receive continence products at no expense.

The Dementia Advisor provides a range of counseling and support, information and advocacy for persons with dementia. They help to understand and manage situations, behaviors and
relationships associated with the patient’s need for care.

The Diabetes Educator’s role is to provide education and ongoing support to people at risk of developing Diabetes, who are newly diagnosed, or who are currently living with the disease. CNWQML is a sub agent for the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) which provides products and equipment for Diabetics at subsidized rates.

The Dietitian provides general nutrition and dietary advice, assesses individual diets and provides practical dietary advice to help manage and treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, gastrointestinal diseases, food
allergies/intolerances and overweight/obesity.

The Indigenous Health Project Officer’s role is to work as a connection between indigenous communities, organisations, individuals and health service providers to make sure services are culturally fitting. They build and strengthen partnerships with other indigenous health organisations and groups.

The Occupational Therapist’s primary role is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, including work, leisure and self-care. Occupational therapy can benefit individuals of all ages, with a variety of conditions caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay or the effects of ageing.

The Physiotherapist assists people of all ages with injuries, impairments and disabilities, to improve their mobility, functional ability, movement potential and quality of life through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.

The Podiatrist diagnoses and treats a range of conditions and injuries specific to the foot and lower limbs including bone, joint, skin, nail and muscular disorders and neurological and circulatory complaints.

The Psychologist are trained to treat and assist with conditions related to human behaviour. They use scientific methods to study the factors that influence the way people think, feel and learn, and evidence-based strategies and interventions to help people to overcome challenges and improve their performance. They help people to overcome relationship problems, eating disorders, learning problems, substance abuse, parenting issues, or to manage the effects of a chronic illness.

The Speech Pathologist provides assessment and management for adults and children with communication and/or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

The Social worker provides information, counselling, emotional and practical support. They operate as members of the multidisciplinary health care team that provide services in a broad variety of areas, but their primary concern is to address the social and psychological factors that surround patients’ physical and/or medical presentations.

The Well-being Officer supports the social and emotional health of families and individuals by looking at their social circumstances. They offer a holistic approach to treating substance dependency, gambling and addressing family violence. They work on a case-by-case basis to collaborate with services in and outside of the community. They aim to work with community members and organisations to develop strength and resilience within the community.

The Youth Well-Being Officer works as part of a team to provide early intervention for children and young people. They provide practical whole-of-family assistance to improve long-term outcomes for vulnerable children and young people at risk of, or affected by mental illness. Community outreach, mental health promotion and community development activities, including group work with children and young people, are important aspects of this role.