For an increasing number of Australians, access to affordable healthcare – particularly for specialist treatments and surgical procedures – is becoming more difficult. An overburdened public system under significant funding pressure, along with increasing out-of-pocket costs even for those with private health insurance, means that a large number of Australians are struggling financially to get the treatment they require.
We believe good healthcare should be about what you need, not what you can afford. So, we’ve done something about it.
Integrated Specialist Healthcare’s Access program offers a pro bono surgical program for patients who would not otherwise be able to receive the surgical procedures they need. This makes the latest procedures available and financially affordable to those who need them most, with the cost reduction funded by the participating surgeon or hospital. So you get the excellent treatment by world-class surgeons you need, without worrying about the cost.
In our first round this year, we received over two thousand applications. These are currently being reviewed, with all applicants means tested, to ensure that it is the financially disadvantaged who received treatment. Our first patient received surgery through the Access Program at Macquarie University Hospital, a major partner covering the northern geographical region of Sydney.
To find out more about the Access Program visit the website