Additional Supports for Frontline Health and Disability Workers
The government has announced additional supports for frontline health and disability workers. These include:
- Temporary accommodation if they are living with a vulnerable person
- A phone counselling service
- A clinical advice number
They were announced on International Nurses Day (May 12) by the Health Minister David Clark. You can read more information about it on the Beehive website.
The temporary accommodation fund is for health and disability workers who need to stay away from their homes during COVID-19 because they have vulnerable people at home. They can also access the fund if they have been deployed to other parts of the country to backfill workers or to provide additional support.
The COVID-19 clinical advice line is for community health providers including general practice nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, pharmacists, midwives and aged residential care providers.
Aspire Canterbury is a Disability Information Service and are always available to answer your questions, provide support or have a chat. If you have any questions about COVID-19, coping during the different alert levels, additional supports for frontline health and disability workers or anything at all, you can always contact us using the details on our Contact Us page or through our Facebook page. Community means everything to us and we would like to do what we can to help and support you through this time. Please remember, we are a community resource and hub, we have been providing information, solutions and support for approximately 40 years. If you are uncertain about anything at all, contact us, chances are we may be able to help or connect you to a service that can help.