We are pleased to have expanded our community health and care services into Onslow, Western Australia, after assuming operational responsibility from WA Country Health Services (WACHS).
Services in Onslow that will operate under Silver Chain include Home and Community Care (HACC) and Home Care Packages, in particular domestic assistance, social support, personal care, centre based day care, home and garden maintenance and transport.
Onslow Hospital will continue to facilitate the delivery of community nursing. The new arrangement will allow delivery of high quality care and support throughout the region.
Silver Chain Area Manager, Toni McKenzie, said Silver Chain has already commenced services in the Pilbara and looks forward to expanding into the Onslow community in collaboration with other service providers.
“It’s important to remember that health care at home can, and does, cater for the community as a whole and Silver Chain are excited to assist with improved future delivery of community aged care in Onslow,” Toni said.
“It has been an exciting time for Silver Chain, as earlier this year we expanded our service offering in Port Hedland, Dampier, Karratha, Roebourne, Point Samson, Wickham and the Western Desert.”
Both Silver Chain and WACHS are working together to ensure the impact of this transfer on clients is minimised. All direct care staff from WACHS will be transferring to Silver Chain.