RDNS Offers Trial Program for Government-Funded Telehealth Services

Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS), a reputed nursing and healthcare provider, offers a free trial program for government-funded telehealth services. Patients can receive the medical care they need without having to leave their homes.

[St Kilda, Melbourne, June 24, 2014] –As part of the Australian government’s fully funded Integrated Telehealth Project, Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS), one of the leading nursing and healthcare providers in the country, offers a free trial for telehealth services. Using telecommunications technology, this allows patients to receive daily support and treatment at home without travelling for appointments.

Healthcare Services Delivered Directly to Homes

The Integrated Telehealth Project aims to explore new ways to facilitate healthcare in communities using the NBN. The Australian government funds the project under the National Broadband Network (NBN) Enabled Telehealth Pilots Program. RDNS is an instrument to make this significant healthcare development possible through their trial program. Patients’ involvement can develop better and more efficient health and support services in the future.

RDNS’ patient care enables patients to remain in their own homes, maintain their independence, and have a say in their own healthcare. Registered nurses remotely monitor patients who participate in the trial program. RDNS will visit clients in their homes for monitoring and consultations, and then develop a comprehensive and personalised healthcare program to meet the needs of their clients and achieve lifestyle goals.

Numerous Benefits for Trial Participants

Provided they are eligible for the trial, participants can receive numerous benefits—apart from having the services delivered directly to homes, this also includes a free connection to the National Broadband Network (NBN), access to modern healthcare technology and home support devices, increased independence, reduced trips to other healthcare providers, and greater flexibility and choices.

For clients to become eligible for the trial program, they should be residing in specific NBN areas, over 18 years of age, and currently receiving healthcare for chronic health conditions, including eczema, arthritis, diabetes, leg ulcers and other conditions requiring ongoing support.

About Royal District Nursing Service

Royal District Nursing Service, (RDNS), one of the most sought after home nursing and healthcare service providers in Australia and New Zealand, offers services to more than 9,500 patients. Each year, they make over two million house visits to more than 40,000 people. They offer a range of general and specialist care services; they also operate 24 hours a day and 7 days in a week.

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