Following our advocacy, it was welcomed news that the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Service (SCHHS) is now classifying the majority of Noosa residents as Gympie patients (within a tolerance of kilometres), which will allow our residents to claim subsidies for the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS). SCHHS will review claims from Noosa on a case by case basis. This has been a long journey for many of our residents experiencing difficulty in obtaining affordable transport to get to medical appointments. If any resident would like to request a re-evaluation of their PTSS claim, please visit https://www.qld.gov.au/health/services/travel/subsidies to forward your claims for your review. Alternatively, just give our office a call on 5319 3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
For those not eligible for the PTSS or travel assistance from SCUH, our Be: Noosa Connect-SCUH Transport Pilot has identified that a contributor is residents who are eligible for My Aged Care, and subsequent subsidised transport, have not registered. So please, anyone who is aged over 65 head to www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home/home-care-packages.