Sunshine Hospital children’s multidisciplinary assessment
1. the Children’s Allied Health Service (CAHS) at Sunshine Hospital is no longer accepting multidisciplinary assessment referrals for preschool children with disabilities starting school in 2014;
2. multidisciplinary assessments are vital to ensure children with disabilities receive the appropriate support they need to participate fully in life and society. It is especially vital prior to entry to school so that children can get the most out of their education;
3. families in the western suburbs who are now unable to have this multidisciplinary assessment conducted by Sunshine Hospital will need to access private assessments costing about $1500.
- The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria urgently calls on the Napthine government to urgently restore multidisciplinary assessments at Sunshine Hospital for children beginning school in 2014.