News 6 December, 2018
In 2003, Mordialloc resident Robert Wilson contracted Meningococcal Septicemia and spent four months in hospital, requiring surgery to amputate all of his toes. Over the years, Robert’s condition has led to many ongoing health issues.

At the start of 2018, Robert heard about the range of health services provided by CBCHS and decided to give us a try. A personalised Care Plan was developed for Robert including allied health services such as physiotherapy and podiatry. It was this coordinated care that really made a difference to Robert’s health and wellbeing.

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“Having a team of health professionals working together to provide services that support each other was fantastic. It all flowed beautifully and it was so convenient to be able to go to all my appointments in the one place.

I can’t praise CBCHS enough.  The coordinated care they provide has made my life much easier and the staff are so friendly and informative.

Before I found CBCHS, I felt very alone and didn’t know who to ask or where to go for my ongoing health care.  Now I feel supported.”

Robert also uses the dental service at CBCHS and is considering joining a group exercise program in the future. Through our services, he also found out he may be eligible for NDIS support and is applying to join the scheme.

Robert’s positive experience with CBCHS even inspired him to become a member of our Community Advisory Committee, so he can advise from a client’s perspective how community health services can be delivered.