Excerpt from Submission below:
Our submission seeks increased budget allocation for an existing government scheme – The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), not only to lift rebate levels but also to improve the profile and processes of the scheme. We see broad applicability to the customer service, health, and regional clusters. Can Assist has actively been seeking change for some time now. To date we have: made two separate submissions to the Inquiry into Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional, and remote NSW, provided our personal testimony to the Upper House Committee conducted two meetings with NSW Health and one meeting with Minister Hazzard. We have met with several other regional MPs on the matter.
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