REFERRAL PATHWAY

Trapeze works closely with the Agency For Clinical Innovation (ACI) Transition Care Network to provide comprehensive services to young people with chronic conditions in New South Wales, Australia. 

Trapeze is located within The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and the ACI Transition Care Network provides a state-wide service, based in adult tertiary hospitals. 

Trapeze accepts referrals for young people with a chronic condition aged 14-25 years who have received care from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) or Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (SCH).

  • 14-25 years old
  • Have a chronic condition
  • Known to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

Not all young people with chronic conditions require Trapeze support. Those who will benefit most are:

  • Young people not adhering to treatment or engaging in health services for eg those who do not attend clinic appointments
  • Young people with frequent unplanned hospital admissions
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • Young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Young people who will require complex transition coordination
  • Young people with complex psychosocial issues such as financial hardship, family problems, social isolation, unemployment or school absenteeism

MAKE A REFERRAL TO TRAPEZE

To refer a patient to Trapeze please complete the referral form. In the section 'Reason For Referral' don't forget to provide specific reasons for the transition referral including:

  • What are the specific transition issues;
  • What are the conditions which require transition; and
  • Has the young person been referred to adult services? If so, to whom and where?

You'll receive an email from us confirming your patient's eligibility for the service. We'll work closely with your team to support you in your transition planning for the young person. 

Download the Trapeze Referral form.

MAKE A REFERRAL TO ACI TRANSITION CARE NETWORK

There are three ACI Transition Care Coordinators (TCCs) based in NSW adult tertiary hospitals. They accept referrals for young people with chronic conditions 14-25 years who are not known to SCHN.

Download the ACI Referral form

See more information about the Transition Care Network.

Contact a Transition Care Coordinator

Angie Myles, Western Area Transition Care Coordinator
louise.charlton@health.nsw.gov.au  
Ph: 9845 9031
Mob: 0434 568 301

Louise Charlton, South Eastern Area Transition Care Coordinator
dawn.vernon@sswahs.nsw.gov.au
Mob: 0425 232 128

Dawn Vernon, Northern Area Transition Care Coordinator
angela.myles@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Ph: 02 4925 7866
Mob: 0434 361 202