Clinician Connect

Transition Care Network

23 Feb 2021 Reading time approximately


Trapeze and the ACI Transition Care Service supports adolescents to transition to adult healthcare services. We have recently reviewed our transition fact sheets based on feedback from consumers and clinicians. The streamlined content is now available in Arabic and Vietnamese. We are also exploring other accessibility options in the coming months.

The ACI Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Transition Working Group, led by Dr Astrid-Jane Williams, has finalised clinician and consumer surveys capturing the transition experience of young people with IBD. If you work in an IBD clinic, please complete and share the clinician and mapping survey with your colleagues and any recently transitioned adolescents who attend your service. The surveys are available here:

Welcome to our new co-chairs

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Jane Ho and Lif O’Connor, who are taking on the roles of network co-chairs from Associate Professor Susan Towns and Mae Rafraf.

Susan and Mae have served the network for numerous years and their leadership will be a hard act to follow. We thank them wholeheartedly and encourage you to learn more about their insights into leading the network in this issue of Clinician Connect.

Dr Ho is a paediatrician who works as a staff specialist at The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Dr Ho believes young people are full of promise and that support and interventions enhance their independence, self-management and transition to adult health services.

Lif O’Connor is a registered general, mental health and intellectual disability nurse, with extensive experience working in diverse settings. In her current role for the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Lif creates pathways for people with intellectual disability across their lifespan. She is also a Pok√©mon GO sensei, known across Sydney and parts of the US as 'the legend'.

Jane Ho and Lif O'Connor

Dr Jane Ho and Lif O’Connor.

Find out more and contact the Transition Care Network.

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