Resources and Links
Contacts you may find useful
MG sometimes causes situations where we need some help. Services are available subject to assessment and in some cases small fees are charged. Your GP can be a valuable resource in getting you connected with available services.
In the opening chapter we talked about people suffering with MG being able to lead fulfilling lives. Utilising any of the services offered may be one way you can achieve that goal and give your self time and energy to do some of the fun things in life.
Transport: Those wretched eyes stop you from driving. HACC Transport (telephone 08 9309 8106) provides a service for people attending medical, dental, optical appointments plus for some social events (This would include our Support Group gatherings). The service can be accessed by ringing the above number. An over the phone assessment as to your ability to drive is conducted.
Cleaning, Gardening and Transport: All these services are
provided by a number of HACC groups throughout the state. To make contact ring
HACC Services at the Department of Health on 08 9222 4060 who
will be able to give you details of the HACC Service nearest to you.
Parking: Sometimes you find it difficult to walk far. To enquire about an ACROD sticker and obtain an application form ring 08 9242 5544. Of interest is that holders of ACROD stickers may park anywhere in the city of Fremantle (not just disabled bays), free of charge, whilst City of Perth offers the first 2 hours free in any of their car parks.
Medic alert: 1800 882 222. Should you be in an accident or perhaps take suddenly ill it assists first aiders, ambulance officers and hospital staff, if you wear a Medic Alert bracelet.
Taxis: are an option some may use. It may be possible to be issued with Taxi Users’ Subsidy Scheme vouchers. Ring Transport on 08 9216 8000 for an application form.
Carelink: 1800 052 222. Is a Commonwealth Government Department
where you may be given assistance to locate the sort of help you may seeking.