How the Transition Care Service can help

Young people with chronic health conditions in NSW can use the Transition Care Service for practical help.

The service can:

Support plans for a transition from children's to adult health services.

Find an adult healthcare service to suit you or your patient's needs.

Empower the young person to adjust to new services, attend healthcare appointments and take on more responsibility for their own care.

Support families helping their young person transition.

Provide updates to health professionals on a young person's progress.

Conditions we support include cerebral palsy, neuromuscular conditions, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy and rare diseases.

We work closely with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network’s Trapeze Service.

Who can apply

  • A young person with chronic health conditions (14-25 years) who:
    • lives in NSW or the ACT, and
    • has a chronic health condition or disability (excluding a primary diagnosis of mental health conditions) that needs complex case coordination to transition to adult specialist health services.
  • The young person’s family or carer.
  • Healthcare professionals in NSW caring for the young person.
  • School teachers, case workers and others who support the young person.

How to apply

Request a referral to the service by completing the referral form and submit it to your local Transition Care Coordinator.

If you are unsure who your local coordinator is, you can send the form to all three and the correct coordinator will assess your form.

Transition Network map

Email Silvana.Techera@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 0425 232 128.

  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
  • Sydney Local Health District
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Murrumbidgee Local Health District
  • Southern NSW Local Health District
  • St Vincent's Health Network
  • ACT Health

Email Paula.Carroll@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 0436 323 321.

  • Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District
  • Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
  • Western NSW Local Health District
  • Far West NSW Local Health District

Email Angela.Myles@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 0434 361 202.

  • Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Central Coast Local Health District
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • Northern NSW Local Health District
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