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Friday, 29 May 2009

Outreach Forums in June

The Outreach program in South Australia provides information on Department of Veterans' Affairs benefits and entitlements to assist the veteran community in accessing health and other community services. The aim of the program is to promote and maintain self-sufficiency, well-being and quality of life amongst members of the veteran community.
Outreach will be conducting the following forums in June:

June 22, Waikerie RSL
10:15am- Information session: Planning Ahead
from 1:00pm- Individual booked appointments

June 23, Barmera RSL
from 11:30am- Individual booked appointments
2:00pm- Information session: Planning Ahead

June 24, Berri RSL
10:00am- Information session: Home Services
from 1:30pm- Individual booked appointments

June 25, Loxton RSL
10:00am- Information session: Planning Ahead
from 1:00pm- Individual booked appointments

June 26, Renmark RSL
10:00am- Information session: Home Services
from 11:30am- Individual booked appointments


Bookings are essential for individual appointments and information sessions.
Please phone Cathy Key or Margie Gutteridge on 1800 555 254

For further information on Outreach, click on this link

Monday, 11 May 2009

Statements of Principles Updates

At its meeting of 8 April 2009, the RMA -

Determined Statements of Principles for:
- macular degeneration (13 & 14 of 2009)
- schizophrenia (15 & 16 of 2009)
- bronchiectasis (17 & 18 of 2009)
- cerebral meningioma (19 & 20 of 2009)
- malignant neoplasm of the cerebral meningies (21 & 22 of 2009)
- frostbite (23 & 24 of 2009)
- immersion foot (25 & 26 of 2009)
- bipolar disorder (27 & 28 of 2009)
- trigeminal neuropathy (29 & 30 of 2009)
- electrical injury (31 & 32 of 2009)
- Cushing's syndrome (33 & 34 of 2009)
- fibrosing interstitial lung disease (35 & 36 of 2009)

N.B. - This concludes the previously advertised investigations into:
- macular degeneration
- schizophrenia
- bronchietasis
- cerebral meningioma
- malignant neoplasm of the cerebral meninges
- frostbite
- immersion foot
- bipolar disorder
- trgeminal neuropathy
- effects of lightning [now known as 'electrical injury']
- non fatal effects of electric shock and death from electrcution [now known as 'electrical injury']
- Cushing's syndrome
- idiopathic fibrosing alveolitis [ now known as 'fibrosing interstitial lung disease']

Determined Amendment Statements of Principles:
- epileptic seizure (37 &38/2009)

Decided to advertise the following investigations:
- motor neurone disease (focussed review)
- acquired cataract (focussed review)
- deep vein thrombosis (focussed review)
- rheumatoid arthritis (focussed review)
- polymyalgia rheumatica (focussed review)
- inflammatory bowel disease (focussed review)
- diabetes mellitus (focussed review)
- cerebrovascular accident (focussed review)
- lumbar spondylosis (focussed review)
- invertebral disc prolapse (focussed review)
- chondromalacia patellae

The Investigations Notices for these investigations appeared in the Government Notices Gazette of 6 May, 2009.