Disability Liaison

The Disability Liaison Officer at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre can help support people with disability, their families and carers to use hospital services and access the care and treatment they need.

The service has a strong focus on making sure people with a disability can access screening and treatment for COVID-19 and can also facilitate access to non-COVID-19 services directly or indirectly impacted by the health emergency.

What we do:

  • Provide support for all people with a disability, including Aboriginal and LGBTQI persons
  • Support people with a disability, their families and carers to access COVID-19 screening and treatment
  • Support people with a disability, their families and carers to access other services across Peter Mac and their usual health services
  • Work with your health care teams to provide safer, accessible and more inclusive care during your hospital stay and outpatient clinic appointments
  • Assist with accessing services such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

COVID-19:

Please see visit the Coronavirus Information page for the most up to date advice from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre about COVID-19.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms and cannot leave home due to disability or the need to care for others, then you may be able to be tested at home. To discover all testing options call the DHHS coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in the disability sector fact sheet.

Related services:

Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander? Please visit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health for more information.

Do you need an interpreter? Please visit the Interpreter Service

Related information:

For the latest government updates:

DHHS COVID-19 information for people with disability.

Read the up to date Disability Action Plan.

Contact information:

Service operates Monday-Friday
Phone: 0466248397
Email: [email protected]