• Ben Drysdale

Access All Areas: Health wraps up


On the 21st March, the cast of Access All Areas: Health held a public performance after delivering their last training session for Canberra Health Services on the 20th March.

In total, Access All Areas: Health was delivered to 176 people including doctors, nurses, allied health practitioners, policy makers and members of the community. The project was such as success that Rebus has been approached to deliver two extra sessions in April and May.

Of those that gave feedback after attending the training 98% felt they were now more aware of the challenges faced by people with disability in accessing good health care, 93% recognised situations they had seen or been in before and 95% felt more empowered to deal with these situations in future.

Creative Producer and Director of Access All Areas: Health, Cara Matthews, had this to say about the process:

“As a first-time director of this program, I am incredibly proud of what we achieved together. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the consultation participants for being so generous with their stories, and to the audiences for getting involved and working with us to make a difference. I would also like to thank the Canberra Health Services patient experience team for so passionately jumping on board with us and organising these sessions. Finally, thank you to my unbelievable cast for sharing their experiences, trusting me and the process, and delivering such passionate and thoughtful performances.”

Access All Areas: Health is the first of three programs to be rolled out over 2019 and 2020, funded but the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Information Linkages and Capacity Building program. Access All Areas: Justice will be rolled out over August and September 2019, followed by Access All Areas: Transport in March and April, 2020.

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