Travelling for treatment
I hope you had a restful holiday period. I have been away for 5 weeks, and returned to work on Monday. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things!
I thought I would jump on here and let you know that the Queensland Government has doubled the amounts payable under the state’s Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme from January 1. This means that those of you in QLD who have to travel more than 50km for treatment will get more money back, to help you meet your travel costs.
If you don't live in QLD, there are subsidies in the other states and territories, although we think they're pretty inadequate at helping people meet the costs of travel and accommodation for treatment.
For more info on the subsidy schemes, check out BCNA’s Patient Assisted Transport Schemes (PATS) fact sheet.
In wrapping up, I'd love to hear from you if you have had to travel for treatment. How far did you have to travel and how much did it cost? Did you get any money back from the Government? What impact did travelling for treatment have on your life?