Funding

There are a number of funding programs that cover assistive technology, such as medical alarms, and telecare and telehealth solutions, available throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

Tunstall Healthcare has extensive experience in the deployment of telehealthcare projects.

We have supported many tender submissions, lending our industry experience and knowledge of the extensive government tender process to ensure successful applications for many community groups and non-for-profit organisations.

Australia wide | Queensland | South Australia | New Zealand

Assistive technology grants and funding

If you are considering an application for funding, contact us for a confidential discussion on the ways in which Tunstall Healthcare can support your tender.

Australia Wide

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Veterans may be eligible for a subsidised personal response system under the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP). As a DVA approved provider, referrals for personal response systems can be lodged directly with Tunstall.

For general enquiries phone 133 254 or visit the DVA website

Home Care Packages

The new HCP program encourages the use of innovative care through digital technologies at any funding level, with Section 4 of the guidelines now specifying the use of telecare and telehealth solutions:

Where safe, effective and clinically appropriate, home care providers are encouraged to use innovative and digital delivery options to provide services to consumers. This could include the use of telehealth, video conferencing and digital technology, such as remote monitoring and other assistive technology.

JobAccess

The Australian Government’s Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) provides financial assistance to a person with disability or their Employer for workplace modifications, equipment and services they require as a result of their disability and are necessary for them to be able to perform their Employment duties. This funding may be applicable to Tunstall products and services.

For more information, phone 1800 646 800 or visit the JobAccess website

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. If you are a person with disability who wishes to participate in the NDIS, you must first be assessed against the access requirements.

For enquiries, visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.

Queensland

Queensland Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

Subsidy funding for medical aids and equipment is available to eligible Queenslanders with permanent/stable conditions or disabilities. Aids and equipment are subsidy funded either on a permanent loan basis, private ownership or through the supply of consumables.

WorkCover

If you've been injured at work, or because of your work, you may be eligible to claim benefits from WorkCover Queensland to fund rehabilitation equipment or services needed to recover, such as a Tunstall medical alarm.

For more information, phone 1300 362 128 or visit the WorkCover website

 

South Australia

Personal Alert Systems Rebate Scheme SA

RDNS Alarms
1 Richmond Road, Keswick SA 5035

T: 1300 854 365.
E: alarms@rdns.org.au 
W: www.silverchain.org.au/sa/

For eligibility information on the rebate scheme visit the Personal alert systems rebate website

 

New Zealand

Various funding options are available to help you pay for your Tunstall medical alarm.  Many of our clients are often eligible to receive government assistance.  Our standard  package may be subsidised through Work & Income, Veterans Affairs, or the Accident Compensation Corporation.         

Veterans Affairs
War veterans may be eligible for financial assistance with Veterans Affairs to help cover the cost of their Tunstall medical alarm. For more about funding options from Veterans’ Affairs call 0800 483 8372 (0800 4 VETERAN).

Accident Compensation Corporation
Patients recovering from an accident may be eligible to receive funding for their Tunstall medical alarm through the Accident Compensation Corporation. Contact the ACC for further information on 04 816 7400.

Do you already receive the Disability Allowance?

Disability allowance can be paid to cover the costs of medical alarm rental and monitoring if:

  • a medical alarm is necessary for normal daily living, without it the person’s life or health would be put at risk, or their disability would be aggravated
  • the need for the alarm is an ongoing, additional cost directly related to the person’s disability or personal health need 
  • the medical alarm is approved and supplied by an approved medical alarm company

People who qualify under a disability allowance through Work and Income may be eligible to have their personal alarm fully paid for.

To receive assistance through the disability allowance, an application must be made to Work and Income.

Contact Work and Income for more information


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