New name brings unity for community-based aged care services

A NEW name has been launched to bring together a number of community-based, aged care services provided by the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service.

The services, which were previously known by a number of different names, will come under the one moniker of Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Community Care.

"There are many reforms happening currently in the area of aged care services," DDHHS director of Aged Care Luke Tanks said.

"This name change allows us to bring together a number of different services under the one banner," he said.

"Contacts details for each of the services remain the same."

Services which will now collectively be known as DDHHS Community Care include: Community Options (Warwick), Home and Community Care (Inglewood), Home and Community Care (Texas), Home and Community Care (Toowoomba and Darling Downs), HACC Allied Health Team (Darling Downs), Meals on Wheels (Inglewood), Transition Care Program (Toowoomba), Meals on Wheels (Millmerran), Oakey Transport (Oakey), Continence Service (Toowoomba), South Burnett Home Care (Kingaroy), Mt Lofty Home Care Packages (Toowoomba), Taroom Home Care Packages (Taroom), Wandoan Home Care Packages Wandoan), Warwick Home Care Packages (Warwick), Millmerran Home Care Packages (Millmerran).

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Community Care managers Michelle Forrest (front) and Kerry Taylor with director of Aged Care Luke Tanks.
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Community Care managers Michelle Forrest (front) and Kerry Taylor with director of Aged Care Luke Tanks. nicky.norman

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