Support for members
Supporting our members during COVID-19
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland will continue to work alongside clinicians to support our members as the pandemic restrictions start to ease.
Physical activities, parking and medical expense subsidies
We provide our members with a $150 subsidy per year for any expense which promotes physical activity, a maximum of $100 a year parking reimbursement and $100 subsidy for medical expenses.
Please send us a completed subsidy claim form along with any receipts to verify your claim. These subsidies may be claimed once every calendar year. Alternatively, fill in the online claim form below.
Click here to download the subsidy claim form.
Email the completed form to email@example.com by the first Wednesday in December.
Accommodation assistance for rural and remote members
If you or a member of your family has cystic fibrosis and you live in a rural, regional or remote area and are eligible to claim government patient transport assistance – we can assist you with additional accommodation support of up to $25 per night up to a maximum of $100 per stay, capped at $400 per year.
Click here to download the form.
Email the completed form, along with evidence of your patient transport assistance scheme application, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the first Wednesday in December.
Please be sure to access your government patient transport assistance schemes first, such as the QLD Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme, the NT Patient Assistance Travel Scheme or the NSW Isolated Patients Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme.
We occasionally receive grants to provide Cleaning to our members. All members will be notified of Cleaning opportunities. Equipment
Equipment is regularly funded by grants. Members are entitles to receive a nebuliser every three years, subject to grant funding. Before you register your interest with email@example.com, please speak with your clinician about product suitability.
Innospire Go Medication Chamber
We purchase our Innospire Go Nebulisers from Breathe21Healthcare. If you need additional medication chambers please contact them for pricing.
Equipment is regularly funded by grants. Members are entitled to receive a spirometer grant every three years, subject to funding. Before you register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org, please speak with your clinician about product suitability.
Hospital airway clearance equipment
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland provides free respiratory equipment to people living with cystic fibrosis who are ineligible for MASS (medical aids subsidy scheme) through the cystic fibrosis hospital clinic physiotherapists. The items purchased by hospitals under this scheme have all been distributed by the physiotherapist to the cystic fibrosis community. Cystic Fibrosis Queensland has a number of airway clearance items in stock for members who are not covered by MASS, please speak to you hospital physiotherapist to obtain a referral for these items. Your physiotherapist will need to complete one of the following forms and forward it to email@example.com.
Links to forms:
- Queensland Children’s Hospital
- Prince Charles Hospital
- Mater Hospital
- Gold Coast University Hospital
If you have any questions, pleases don’t hesitate to contact 07 3359 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eight portable oxygen concentrators are available to loan our members who require this support. Please email email@example.com if you need to borrow an oxygen concentrator.
Exercise disguised as play! We regularly receive grants to provide our young members with a trampoline for physical exercise. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add your child’s name to the trampoline wait list.
Boredom Buster Bags
Weekly Boredom Buster Bags are delivered to Queensland Children’s Hospital cystic fibrosis service. Email email@example.com to request a bag. Include your child’s age and gender. With notice, bags can be posted to other hospitals for children in rural, regional and remote areas.
Little Day Out
Our Little Day Out program is a program to encourage cystic fibrosis members to spend time with family and carers in a non-clinical environment. We regularly receive grants to provide Little Day Out’s to our members. All members will be notified of Little Day Out opportunities.
To help members overcome their sense of isolation and improve their psychosocial well-being, mental health training and education is critical. We occasionally receive funding to provide Mental Health Training for our members. All members will be notified of Mental Health Training opportunities. If you would like to put your name on a wait list please email firstname.lastname@example.org and express your interest.
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland applies for a number of grants throughout the year, please contact email@example.com to find out if there are any grants currently available. All grants can be claimed by filling out the subsidy claim form and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly Diagnosed Support
Information is critical when your child is first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and for the first 12 months of their life. Your hospital will provide you with a prepared Cystic Fibrosis Queensland information pack which also contains our membership form.
Click here to download your copy of the Newly Diagnosed Information for parents.
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is able to provide individual level advocacy with external organisations when a client is not able to achieve their desired outcome. Please email email@example.com if you need assistance.
Bodytrack Exercise Physiology
Bodytrack Exercise Physiology offer evidence based, individually designed exercise programs to help you manage your health conditions, find out more here.
Bodytrack are offering our members an Initial Assessment and an Individualised Home Exercise program, either in clinic or via telehealth, for just $150. You can also see your GP and get up to five, 30 minute rebated exercise physiology sessions under Medicare, give Bodytrack a call to find out more.
Experience the benefit of exercise as medicine, with this video, created especially for our cystic fibrosis members.
EPIC Assist has been helping people with disability and chronic illness find and maintain work for almost 30 years. The supportive team at EPIC Assist will work with you to find a part time or casual position that accommodates your physical and health needs.
When you start employment, they remain in touch and continue supporting you as you transition.
EPIC Assist not only helps you find employment, but also offers training to help job seekers re-skill for the workforce. EPIC Education Assist delivers nationally recognised courses for people with disability, individuals supporting people with disability, and those entering the disability sector. They also provide workshops to businesses interested in increasing their workplace diversity. EPIC Assist works closely with students to help them attain their qualifications, and go on to bigger and better things. High school students and adults who are completing traineeships, apprenticeships, and accredited courses can access extra study support through their partner organisation, Planning 4 Life.
If you need to change employment due to your health or are seeking to return to work, visit epicassist.org or phone 13 EPIC (13 3742) to speak with a consultant.
We are delighted to introduce our partnership with HealthMatch to provide our members with direct access to cystic fibrosis clinical trials.
HealthMatch is a platform that has been designed to put patients first in finding and accessing relevant clinical trials. By creating a profile and answering a few questions, you are able to find clinical trial options.
HealthMatch maintains an up to date list of the most active clinical trials in Australia.
You’ll be notified of future clinical trial matches as they are launched.
Better Care Market
Better Care Market are offering our members a 5% discount for their products.
To join up please click here.
TravelCard Real-Time Travel Insurance
TravelCard Real-Time Travel Insurance are offering Cystic Fibrosis Queensland members travel insurance with less paperwork and Real-Time claims. Find out more here