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Hi it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVE CARE AT HOME where we provide tailor made solutions for long-term ventilated Adults & Children with Tracheostomies and where we also provide tailor made solutions for hospitals and Intensive Care Units whilst providing quality services for long-term ventilated patients and medically complex patients at home, including home TPN.
In last week’s blog, I talked about,
EVIDENCE-BASED! WHY TRACHEOSTOMY CLIENTS AT HOME NEED ICU/PICU NURSES 24/7! LIVE STREAM!
You can check out last week’s blog by clicking on the link below this video:
In today’s blog post, I want to share with you
Message to Bill Shorten
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecareathome.com, where we provide tailor-made solutions for long-term ventilated adults and children with tracheostomies. And where we also provide tailor-made solutions for non-invasive, ventilated patients on BiPAP, CPAP, VPAP and also on home TPN. And where we also provide tailor-made solutions for clients with a tracheostomy at home that are not ventilated.
So, my tip today and my video today is about, the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) here in Australia, not doing what it’s supposed to be doing. For example, we had three clients who passed away in 2020 that we’re not funded for 24-hour nursing care, even though they had a tracheostomy and were ventilated. And two of them weren’t ventilated. One of them was ventilated, but they all had a tracheostomy and they weren’t funded for 24-hour nursing care with intensive care nurses, as is evidence-based. And you could look that up on our website at intensivecareathome.com, and you can look up the Mechanical Home Ventilation Guidelines that clearly are evidence-based. And they are a result of over 20 years, nearly 25 years of Intensive Care at Home nursing in Germany, and now for the last 10 years here in Australia as well.
As a matter of fact, if those clients with tracheostomy ventilation invasively or non-invasively, don’t have 24-hour intensive care nursing at home, they’re at risk of dying. As the NDIS has shown due to the lack of funding. And as I mentioned, three clients have passed away in 2020 where we were only funded for night shift. And as we predicted, those clients were passing away during the day because medical emergencies with tracheostomies couldn’t be managed by either support workers. They couldn’t be managed by even general registered nurses or they couldn’t be managed by families.
And it’s a criminal act, and I really call on Bill Shorten here to fund what’s clinically relevant and what’s evidence-based. How many more people does Bill Shorten want to die at home if they’re not having the right funding? Or how many more people does Bill Shorten want to keep in hospitals because they’re not getting the right evidence-based services at home?
I also urge the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) that you draw a line under those cases from nearly two years ago, you still haven’t investigated, you still haven’t sent us the reports. You’re busy trying to sweep it under the carpet because you don’t want to talk about people dying at home because you’re not funding what is clinically relevant and what is evidence-based.
So Bill Shorten, you’ve made all these promises for the elections to get your votes, and now you’re hiding and you are not doing your job and you’re trying to sweep things under the carpet while people are either in hospitals or are at home at risk of dying because they’re not getting the necessary support from intensive care nurses for ventilation, tracheostomy, whether that’s invasive or non-invasive ventilation.
I hope this message gets through.
If you have a loved one in intensive care and you want to go home, check out intensivecareathome.com and contact us on one of the numbers on the top of our website. We are servicing the whole Australia, all major metropolitan areas, but also rural areas. You should contact us.
And if you’re at home already and you have insufficient support, or you have, for example, support workers that are not qualified to look after someone on a ventilator, you should contact us as well. We can help you with the funding and taking the right next steps. You can also send us an email to [email protected].
Now also, have a look at our membership for families in intensive care at intensivecaresupport.org. If you need a medical record review, contact us as well. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel for regular updates for families in intensive care and Intensive Care at Home. Share the video with your friends and families. Share it wide and far so that the message will get through and that NDIS participants get what they need and what’s evidence-based.
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Thanks for watching.
This is Patrik Hutzel from intensivecareathome.com and I will talk to you in a few days.
Now, if you have a loved one in intensive care and you want to go home with our service intensive care at home and if you want to find out how to get funding for our service and how it all works, please contact us on one of the numbers on the top of our website, or send me an email to [email protected]. That’s Patrik, just with a K at the end.
Please also have a look at our case studies because there we highlight more about what we can do for clients, how clients can live at home with ventilation and tracheostomies and you can look at our case studies as well at our service section.
Intensive care at home Case studies
And if you are at home already and you need support for your critically ill loved one at home, and you have insufficient support or insufficient funding, please contact us as well. We can help you with all of that.
And if you are an intensive care nurse or a pediatric intensive care nurse with a minimum of two years, ICU or pediatric ICU experience, and you ideally have a critical care certificate, please contact us as well. Check out our career section on our website. We are currently hiring ICU and pediatric ICU nurses for clients in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Northern suburbs, Sunbury, Bendigo, Mornington Peninsula, Bittern, Patterson Lakes, Frankston area, South Gippsland, Drouin, Warragul, Trida, Trafalgar and Moe as well as Wollongong in New South Wales.
So we are also an NDIS, TAC (Victoria) and DVA (Department of Veteran affairs) approved community service provider in Australia. Also have a look at our range of full service provisions.
Thank you for watching this video and thank you for tuning into this week’s blog.
This is Patrik from Intensive Care at Home, and I’ll see you again next week in another update.