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Brainwaves e-News, Ed 23, 2019

Hello Friend – welcome to Brainwaves!

The last month has been very active with some good results that you can read about in this edition.

It is pleasing to see the enquires coming in from workplaces to discuss how they might become Epilepsy Smart.

Our Allied Health team are now regularly attending neurological clinics at the Launceston General and Royal Hobart Hospitals and after each clinic, return with new referrals.

Our Health and Wellbeing survey has closed and the information recorded for use. We have also compiled a comprehensive and successful report of the first 12 months of our current funding agreement with the State Government. The Department of Treasury & Finance has begun the community consultation calling for submissions for the next state budget and we are preparing our submission to extend Epilepsy Tasmania’s funding post-June 2020.  Current State Government funding has allowed us to significantly improve accessibility to services for all Tasmanians with epilepsy and we will soon share data and evidence of the impact and savings we are making across the Health systems both within the clinical and community contexts.

We look forward to engaging with Government to discuss this and how we are working together with them across a number of portfolios including Health, Health and Wellbeing, Education, Disability, Aging to achieve their commitments and priorities.

I have been asked to continue in the Epilepsy Australia Board Chair role and was pleased to recently attend the Epilepsy Society of Australia Annual Scientific conference and AGM.

Enjoy this edition of Brainwaves and as always, I welcome your feedback. (continue reading below…)


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Brainwaves Ed 23, 2019