Welcome Rosanne to the Western Downs

28 September 2023

We have welcomed Rosanne Fleming, Nurse Practitioner, to our SCCQ team. Rosanne is available two days per week via telehealth to support residents and the team at our aged care homes at Chinchilla and across the Western Downs.

The role of the Nurse Practitioner in aged care has been researched with Kaye Coates, Head of Rural and Remote Communities at SCCQ and Dr Alison Craswell from the University Sunshine Coast.

The aim of the role is to improve care for older adults in Emergency Departments by improving the interaction between aged care homes and primary and secondary healthcare sectors. It has been developed through the Care Coordination through Emergency Department, Residential Aged Care and Primary Health Collaboration which has been funded by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care.