Australian Red Cross - ACT/SENSW
Red Cross works with children, young people, the elderly and families in a range of ways that focus on the unique strengths that all individuals and families have.
Red Cross is committed to an inclusive society where all people are valued, their differences are respected and their basic needs are met. We work to overcome social exclusion by providing bridges for people back into the community.
We promote inclusion through our initiatives and programs, and advocate for people on the margins of Australian society.
- Friendly visiting
Red Cross provides two services for people who wish to receive a friendly social visit on a regular basis- the MATES program, and the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).
We can match each client with a volunteer who has similar interests to them and is able to spend time enjoying activities that you enjoy. The programs aim to enrich the independence and quality of life for older people and people with a disability living in the community
Our MATES program works with people who enjoy a friendly face coming to visit them in their home, or to take them out for a visit to trip in their community. Clients and volunteers also hold social groups to share new connections with others in the program.
Our Community Visiting Service (CVS) is a free program works with people who reside in nursing homes or residential care, who would like to meet new people and share a friendly conversation or group activity with one of our volunteers. We can also visit people in their home, or to take them out for a visit to trip in their community, and can provide services to people in South East NSW as well as the ACT.
All of our volunteers are specially matched to each client, and are trained to a high standard. Our volunteers receive consistent excellent feedback from our clients and their families.
The MATES program attracts an annual subscription fee to support the cost of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. Payment plans may be arranged for self-funded subscribers. CVS is a free service.
To find out more, or to sign up for visiting services, call us on (02) 6234 7663 or email email@example.com.
|Phone: ||02 6234 7663|
|Fax: ||02 6234 7667|
|Weekday: ||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
- Personal Alarm Service
The Personal Alarm Service provides clients with a personal alarm pendant that can activate a call if the person needs medical assistance. Red Cross has a number of different alarm programs, each of which has different eligibility criteria and costs. Your information will be used to determine which program you may be eligible for and you will then be advised of the costs involved.
There are no contracts involved with having a personal alarm, however when the alarm is no longer needed it can be cancelled and as soon as the alarm is returned to Red Cross the payments will stop. For more information about personal alarms please contact our program coordinator on the number provided.
|Phone: ||02 6234 7634|
|Fax: ||02 6234 7667|
|Weekday: ||9:00 AM - 4:30 PM|
Other services at Australian Red Cross - ACT/SENSW
- Personal alarms/alerts
- Meals on Wheels Service
- Telecross Service
* These times are indicative only. Please call the service prior to your departure to confirm the availability. Please call ahead in after-hour periods or on public holidays. ACT Health attempts to provide accurate and up to date opening hours information for the public, however if you feel that this information is incorrect please contact the ACT Health Services Directory Administrator at HSD.Admin@act.gov.au to have this amended.
New Canberra Hospital visiting hours
Visiting hours at Canberra Hospital have changed to 0600 to 2100, except for Mental Health and the Alcohol & Drug Service.
For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.
Coughs, colds, sprains, rashes - your local pharmacist can give you expert advice on many health issues.
For free expert advice and reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call healthdirect 1800 022 222, or for the one-off treatment of minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week from 7am-11pm, see a specialist nurse at our Walk-in centre.
For ongoing comprehensive healthcare for everyone, including those with acute problems, children under two years and those with complex medical problems, see this listing of GP's by suburb.
For credible health information by category from Territory, State and National healthcare and health-related organisations, visit the link below.
South Eastern New South Wales
For a complete list of hospitals and health services in the South East region of New South Wales, see this listing from NSW Health.
Register your health service now
To register your service and/or provider information into Find a Health Service, please complete the online forms below:
Alternatively, send an email request to HSD.Admin@act.gov.au