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

REFERRAL FORM

A Trapeze referral form MUST be completed.  On the referral form under the section 'Reason For Referral' please 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 will receive an email from Trapeze confirming eligibility for the service. Trapeze will then work closely with your team to support you in your transition planning for the young person. 

Click here to download the Trapeze Referral Form.

For staff with access to CHW PowerChart, please complete the Trapeze Referral Form electronically.

REFERRALS 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.  To make a referral, click here to download the form.

For more information about the Transition Care Network, click here.

Here are the contact details for the Transition Care Coordinators:

  • Louise Charlton

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

  • Dawn Vernon

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

  • Angie Myles

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