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Chevron PDF iconCarers Brochure​ - provides information for family members, partners and friends who are carers and contains useful information, contact numbers and helpful tips for carers in their caring role.


Chevron PDF iconComing into RNSH from Rural Areas - The NSLHD Carer Support Service recognises that coming to hospital can be a challenging time, especially for rural visitors. In a large city like Sydney it can be difficult to locate local amenities, accommodation and services such as chemists, shops, accommodation, transport and medical centres. This guide may assist rural visitors with navigating and finding their way around Royal North Shore Hospital and its local area.


Chevron PDF iconThink Patient - Think Carer  - GP Action Guide - Supporting and involving carers in our community.  A guide for general practitioners (GPs) and primary care teams. This guide aims to provide information to general practitioners  on the caring experience; what it means to be a carer; the impact of caring for another person; and how a GP can support those important partnerships in caring.


Chevron PDF iconWho's Who of Hospital Staff is a leaflet designed to help carers understand the roles of the different staff that they may interact with in hospitals and clinics.


Chevron PDF iconCarer Information : Staying overnight with us - Information sheet for carers who need to stay with their family member whilst they are in hospital where that person may be unsettled and disorientated.


Chevron PDF iconCommunication and Care Cues (CCC) Information for Family & Carers   - People with dementia, intellectual disability, or other memory and thinking problems, often have difficulty coping in an unfamiliar environment like hospital and may find it hard to communicate their needs. As a carer, your knowledge of the patient, especially in regards to communication and behaviour, can help us provide better 'person-centered' care.  So when someone you care for comes into hospital, please ask about, and fill out thePDF iconCCC Form. Alternatively, you can complete this form now and have it ready for when you next come to hospital.


Chevron REACH BrochuresExternal Link - Are you worried about a change in condition of the person you care for? YES? Then REACH out. REACH brochures are available in 10 different languages including: English, Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese Traditional, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Nepali, Spanish and Vietnamese.


Chevron PDF iconInformation for Carers of someone with Dementia, Memory and Thinking Problems  - A comprehensive information booklet for carers of a person who has a dementia, memory and thinking problems.


Chevron PDF iconDelirium brochure provides information for people who have experienced delirium and their family and carers and explains who is at risk, the causes and symptoms, recurrence, how it is treated, and the role of family and carers and how you can help care for someone suffering delirium.


Chevron PDF icon Delirium translated brochures can be found on the CALD Carers page of our websiteExternal Link


Chevron Being able to understand signs and symptoms of delirium can help you seek treatment faster. Our NSLHD delirium page helps you learn the basics and explains what delirium is, who can get it, what to look for and what to do if you’re worried.


Chevron PDF iconMemory Problems Booklet  The Memory Problems Booklet is full of practical, useful information in a short, easy to read format for people with dementia and their carers. If you would like a hardcopy of the booklet, call us on 9462 9488 and we can arrange to send you a copy.


Chevron PDF iconThe Physical Comorbidities of Dementia Handbook is very useful for people living with dementia and their Carers. It contains information about the most common physical comorbidities of dementia and practical recommendations for managing them.


Chevron PDF icon Disability – Child Carer information: Information for the parent/sibling/grandparent providing care & support to a younger family member living with a disability. Explains the wide range of supports and services available, contacts and helpful information on caring, useful information on coming into hospital, looking after yourself, falls prevention, legal and financial information, and a whole lot more.


Chevron PDF icon Advance Care Planning brochure provides information on thinking ahead about your preferences for health care treatment should you be seriously ill or injured. An Advance Care Directive ensures your wishes are known for when the time comes that you are unable to make, or convey, your wishes in relation to your health care preferences. 


Chevron PDF icon Medicine Considerations At home, coming to hospital and leaving hospital - what you need to know.


Chevron PDF icon Discharge Checklist for family and carers - things to consider when the person you care for is leaving hospital.


Chevron  Interpreter InformationExternal Link Help for non-English speakers


Chevron PDF icon Falls Prevention for People with Dementia  - Information for family members, partners and friends who are Carers


Chevron PDF icon Young Carers brochure provides information on how young carers can be supported through their caring journey as well as resources for information and assistance.


Chevron  ITPASS External LinkThe Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme is a NSW Government scheme providing financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when a patient needs to travel long distances for treatment that is not available locally.


Chevron PDF iconSome Tips for Carer Support - As a carer it is important for you to remain both informed and aware of what is happening throughout your family member's hospital stay. We are committed to ensuring carers are treated as 'Partners in Care'.


Chevron PDF icon NSLHD Carer Strategy 2018 - 2023 - A 40-page A4 full-colour report. This document provides continued direction for improved engagement with, and support to carers in our region. It provides a framework for all services to review and consider where improvements can be gained either in service provision or facilities to support the recognition and engagement of carers as partners in care, across all sectors of our hospitals and health service.


If you are having trouble linking to anything or there is any other information we can help you with, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 02 9462 9488 or email [email protected]