Pa­tient travel help

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

RU­RAL pa­tients will ben­e­fit from an in­crease of the Pa­tient Travel Sub­sidy Scheme. From Jan­uary 1, the mileage sub­sidy rate dou­bled from 15 cents to 30 cents a kilo­me­tre, and the ac­com­mo­da­tion sub­sidy rate in­creased from $30 to $60 a per­son per night, for com­mer­cial ac­com­mo­da­tion. Pa­tients (and in some cases, their car­ers) who must travel more than 50km to their clos­est pub­lic hospi­tal for a spe­cial­ist ser­vice are el­i­gi­ble for the sub­sidy. Pa­tients can fill out an ap­pli­ca­tion form at health.qld.gov.au/ptss or phone 1343 2584.

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