TRACS WA's COVID-19 Rehabilitation Community of Practice met recently in March to explore the unique challenges of delivering rehabilitaiton services during a time of extreme disruption to Health services. We heard from a range of speakers, including:

  1. Keynote speaker – Prof Coralie English (Uni of Newcastle, Co-Lead Australian Telehealth for Stroke CoP, Co-Lead Australian Stroke Living Clinical Guidelines) – Overview of telestroke evidence and next steps to providing better TH
  2. Kath Lamont (Senior Project Officer, Clinical Telehealth Development, WACHS) Summary of the WACHS Telehealth Needs Survey

  3. Perspectives on Remote Rehab Delivery - Panel of four speakers – Sarah Ang (Senior Breast & Lymphoedema Physiotherapist, TeleHealth Lymphodema Service, FSH), Dr Emily Brogan, (Senior Speech Pathologist Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) Jaimie Smith, (Snr PT, Resp and Pulmonary Rehab, Joondalup Health), Sam Williamson (Snr OT, Geraldton Hospital, WACHS)
Thanks to all our speakers for their informative talks.

This event was provided as part of the COVID-19 Rehabilitation Community of Practice, a group of clinicians in rehabilitation that come together to discuss COVID-19 recovery care and the disruption to regular rehabilitation due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you are interested in signing up for this Community of Practice or others, please complete a request here.