New framework to support young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions
Posted on March 28, 2019
A new resource designed to ensure young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions experience a safe and supportive move from child to adult health services is now available for patients, carers and health professionals across the state.
The Moving on Up framework aims to provide health professionals, parents, carers and patients with easy-to-follow guidelines for a safe transition of care.
It recognises that transition isn’t a one-off, administrative event – it’s a complex process that must be tailored to meet each young person’s unique needs.
The framework is designed to support young people with chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, as well as those with experience of childhood cancer or disability.