Transition Care

 

The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Transition Program assists young people with chronic and complex health conditions as they move from children's to adult health services, there are three area coordinators for NSW. 

Transition should be well planned and begin early to ensure an uninterrupted, coordinated, and smooth transition from child centred to adult oriented health care.

Further information can be obtained from the transition page on the ACI website


What services are provided?

The ACI Transition Coordinators work closely with medical and nursing staff to make sure all young people have a transition process in place.

Services include:

  • Help work through difficulties in finding or attending adult health services.
  • Provide information about adult health services and how to access them.
  • Provide guidance to attend adult clinics and make sure that young people are successfully linked in to adult health services.
  • Offer support to young people adjusting to a new adult team and service.
  • Make sure each young person has a General Practitioner (GP) as this will be the first point of contact for access to most adult services.
  • Keep in contact with the young person transitioning from child to adult services until they are well linked in with their new team of healthcare providers.

Transition Information Sheets and Checklists

Information sheets and checklists



How do I make an appointment? 

Referral to our service can be made by the young person, parent / carer or other family member, paediatric or adult clinical team, nursing or allied health team (physiotherapist, occupational therapist and nutritionist) by completing and sending a Referral to Transition Service form.


Location and contact details

Angie Myles:     

angela.myles@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Phone:  02 49257866
Fax:  02 49257955
Hours:     Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm
Address:  Youth Health, 621 Hunter Street, Newcastle West 2310    
Fees:  Free
Wheelchair:   Access is available at the rear of the building via the King Street vehicle entry