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We are Affiliated Members of the:
Health Care Consumers' Association Inc (HCCA Inc) contact Ph: 02 6230 7800) AND
Self Help Organisations United Together Inc (SHOUT Inc) contact Ph: 02 6290 0198)
We are aslo a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Our Latest Newsletter:
- Next General Meeting, Saturday 19 June 2021 @ 2.00pm Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden
- Guest speaker - Mr. Simba Sigauke, Sleep Disorders Technician, The Canberra Hospital Sleep Laboratory Garran ACT.
Mr Simba Sigauke is a professional Sleep Laboratoy Technician providing technical and therapy support to clients diagnosed with various respiratory and sleeping disorders by the team of Respiratory doctors at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) Department of Sleep Medicine. The TCH team of Sleep Laboratory technicians undertake overnight or home based sleep studies for patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices. The Sleep Laboratory Technicians also provide technical advice and support for clients using CPAP equipment as their main therapy regime. Mr. Siguake (Simba) will be providing a first hand account and explanation of the TCH Sleep Laboratory Team and the current hospital practice used to diagnose and treat OSA in Canberra.
Electricity Rebate Reminder: If you are using a nasal Positive Airway Pressure (nPAP) machine do not forget to apply for your electricity rebate as a user of life support machinery. This gives you prioity of reinstatement after power failure as well as a rebate in the cost of your electricity. To those new to the use of nCPAP, to obtain this rebate all you need is a letter from your Sleep Specialist and to contact your electricity supplier.
Private Health Insurance Rebate Extra's Coverage Reminder: Most Private Health insurers will provide you with a rebate up to $500 or more for the purchase of your new CPAP machine every five years. Check with your insurer before you buy and save on the purchase price of your CPAP machine.