Each year the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the vital contribution nurses in our community make to the health and well-being of our communities.
This week, 14 to 20 September 2020, marks ACNs Nursing in the Community Week.
The event aims to raise awareness on how nurses can support people to stay safe at home, wherever that may be, and that nurses are indeed where you need them.
The ACN has also commented: “Nurses in our community have been integral in the response to COVID-19, and it is timely that we have Nursing in the Community to allow us to place the spotlight on this group of nurses to acknowledge them and the work that they do.”
This week ACN are encouraging nurses and members of the Australian public to ask the question, how can I access nursing in the community?
What does nursing in the community mean to the Neurological Council of WA?
At the Neurological Council of WA (NCWA), community is a vital component of the health and well-being of individuals and families.
We have a strong sense of purpose, in helping our clients and their carers self-manage conditions so that they can live independently in their own home and remain engaged in the community.
Our contemporary Neurocare model provides quality-nursing services to the Western Australian neurological community. We are different in that we cover the broad spectrum of neurological conditions and symptoms, thus filling the gap and reducing disadvantage.
We invite you to read stories about our integrated neurological nurses here.
Accessing nursing support in the community
At the NCWA, we take referrals from general practitioners, health professionals, community service workers, regional assessment agencies, and families and friends of potential clients. Self-referrals are also welcome. Click here to visit our referrals page.