Thursday, 9 July 2015

WOT July 2015 News with Amanda

This month I would like to talk about the fantastic community we live in and some of the services we have access to on a regular basis.

Last week, as I was walking home from the supermarket, I came across a mobile Hearing unit from the Wimmera region. I struck up a conversation with the lady in charge of this service who informed me that she had only seen two clients in the two hours she had been sitting there. Apparently signs were up down the street; however, I had neglected to see them.

The point is that we often complain about having to travel out of town for services, when actually some of them come to us, we just need to use them better. Optometrists come to Wycheproof, as well, we have regular access to physiotherapist’s, podiatrists, mental health support workers, dietitians and diabetes educators, just to name a few.

So what I’m trying to say is, think about using the services we have access to before travelling elsewhere. We also need to ask our medical specialists if we can have review appointments via Skype or Video conferencing as this would save us time and money.

As we know we have minimal access to transport options, and while investigations are being made into alternative sources of transport, we are a fair way off having a viable solution.

So where possible use our local services, because as they say……”Use it or lose it!”

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