Strengthening Primary and Community Care for Australia's Veterans Most at Risk

Telemonitoring

The In-Home Telemonitoring for Veterans Trial makes it possible for Gold Card holders who are chronically ill to have their health monitored by their own GP without leaving home.  Instead of going to the GP for a check up, eligible veterans, war widows, widowers and dependants can measure their own vital signs using the latest equipment, which DVA will install in their home for free. Telemonitoring equipment sends readings through Broadband technology to their GP and care coordinator who can call them for an appointment if anything is out of the ordinary.

In-Home Telemonitoring for Veterans is a targeted trial only for Gold Card holders with specific chronic conditions, who are eligible to be on the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program and who live in certain areas.

The trial commenced in June 2013 at the first trial site in the New England region, NSW and will finish in June 2015. Other trial sites include the North Coast NSW, Darling Downs in Queensland, and Bayside Victoria. The trial will recruit up to 300 Gold Card holders from across these four trial sites.

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More information about the National Broadband Network is available on the Department of Communications website.