Why do you need a NeuroCare Network?
Despite our commitment, a significant proportion of the 190,845 people our partner organisations represent in Queensland are still unable to access the necessary information, support and care they need to manage their lives. The level of cooperation and collaboration between providers of care in health, community and disability sector is poor. Collectively, our partner organisations have significant experience (more than 223 years combined in fact), expertise, human and materials resources and key efficiencies could be obtained by working better together – both strategically and operationally.
Will the NeuroCare Network replace the need for separate organisations?
No. The aim is to deliver more coordinated solutions of care while maintaining the unique specialist and background knowledge of each representative organisation. Our strength comes from being a vibrant network of individual organisations working together to overcome the common challenges of our customers.
How did the NeuroCare Network form?
The NeuroCare Network was founded in June 2013 by Lincoln Hopper, CEO of MS Queensland. Since then, Lincoln has led the CEOs of the ten other involved not-for-profit organisations to find ways of working more effectively and efficiently together to better serve people across Queensland. In 2014 Westpac Bank acknowledged the significant effort to start-up the NeuroCare Network through a national ‘Partnerships for Purpose’ Community Leaders Award. Today, the NeuroCare Network continues to work on common developments influencing each organisation including funding, policy, legislation, service delivery and care models and national developments including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Collectively they engage all levels of government on issues of common interest and concern. This is particularly important as the not-for-profit sector experiences significant change with the introduction of the NDIS in Queensland from July 2016.