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Welcome Salma - MND Queensland's New Speech Pathologist

Jason Russo | 5/08/2021

MND Queensland is launching Australia’s first MND-specific Speech Pathology Service and we’re delighted to introduce you to our Speech Pathologist, Salma Charania.

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MND QLD Services Continue Under Lockdown

Jason Russo | 2/08/2021

We’re sure you’ve been following the news about the lockdown in SE QLD. MND Queensland's office is closed for the duration of the lockdown but staff are still working from home so can be contacted in the usual way. We will be in touch with anyone that was due a face-to-face meeting or to receive an equipment delivery during this time and work with those people to determine the best way forward.

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NEW SPEECH PATHOLOGY SERVICE

Jason Russo | 26/07/2021

MND Queensland is excited to announce that we’re launching a Speech Pathology Service! This new service will commence in August and help meet the demand in Queensland’s MND community for Speech Pathology services and address delays in access, which in some cases, can be several months.

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Continuing Services During the Lockdown

Jason Russo | 29/06/2021

With today's news about parts of the State going into lockdown, we want to assure our clients, carers, families and the AHPs we work with that as an essential service, MND Queensland will continue to operate during this time.
 

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Disability Doesn't Discriminate Petition

Jason Russo | 25/06/2021

You may be aware that the Australian Government actively discriminates against older Australians by excluding them from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). To be eligible for the NDIS a person needs to have applied before their 65th birthday. This means that anyone diagnosed with MND after that time misses out and is forced to rely on the My Aged Care system which is utterly inadequate to meet their needs. The maximum annual funding a person receiving a Home Care Package (through My Aged Care) can receive is just $52,000 a year but there is an 18-month wait for these packages so the reality is that many people have to cope with lower-level packages or no funding at all!

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MND Queensland – An Award-Winning Employer

Jason Russo | 14/05/2021

MND Queensland is delighted to announce that we are a winner of the Voice Project’s Best Workplace Award for 2021!

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MND Awareness Week 2021

Jason Russo | 30/04/2021

MND Awareness Week 2021 runs from Sunday the 2nd of May until Saturday the 8th of May and is an opportunity for everyone to help raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease in the broader community as well as raise vital funds to provide support and services to families impacted by this terrible disease right across Queensland.

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Survey of Unpaid Carers (Aged 9-24)

Jason Russo | 12/04/2021

Griffith University, Arafmi and Little Dreamers are undertaking research examining the experiences of young people (aged 9-24) who provide care (or assist in providing care) to one or more family members or friends. We would like to hear about your experiences through an online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation will mean we gain a better understanding of how to support young carers in the future.  

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Greater Brisbane Region Lockdown - Covid19 Update 29th March

| 29/03/2021

The Queensland Government have announced there will be a three-day lockdown as of 5pm today, Monday 29th March. The lockdown will affect areas of Greater Brisbane including Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands. If you are unaware of the restrictions that may apply to you from 5pm today and for the list of areas of exposure then please access the Queensland Health site on https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19.

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MND Included in COVID-19 Phase 1b Vaccination Rollout

Jason Russo | 19/03/2021

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout has started and Phase 1b is due to start on Monday 22 March. Phase 1b includes all adults over the age of 70 and younger adults with an underlying medical condition including those with a disability. The Department of Health have confirmed that Motor Neurone Disease is one of the specified underlying medical conditions. Phase 1b also includes both formal and informal carers of people eligible in 1b.

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