RANCH is committed to working collaboratively with its member NHs and other stakeholders to address the issue of transport disadvantage.
In early 2016, the RANCH worked with staff from the Loddon Mallee Integrated Cancer Services to develop a successful funding submission for a project focussed on the issue of NH involvement in providing community transport across the Loddon and Mallee regions.
This work undertaken by the NH Community Transport Project (NHCTP) included:
- a gap analysis of community transport at NHs in the Loddon Mallee Region.
- a review of five successful NH transport programs to identify the factors that make them successful.
- the development of a toolkit to assist other NHs establish or enhance their transport programs
- funding ($5000) for three NHs in the region to either establish or enhance transport programs for cancer and other patients using the toolkit. To read or download the NHCTP Report click here.
The NH Community Transport Toolbox
The NHCTP identified and produced a number of resources that can assist NHs to establish and deliver “good practice” community transport programs. It is envisaged that the NH Community Transport Toolbox will be a “living resource” i.e. it will be regularly updated as resources are reviewed or developed across the NH sector.