Our Hep Connect program is run by people who have experience of living with hep C who are now cured.  

Are you a nurse who has clients living with hep C? If you have a client or clients undergoing treatment for hep C, or who are about to start, you may wish to refer them to this program. 

 

Who should you refer to this program?

 

The program is designed to support anyone in the community who is about to commence or is on hep C treatment.

 

Who are our Hep C peer support workers?

 

Our peer workers have a breadth of experience engaging clients and working with hepatology nurses, and are perfectly placed to support people while on treatment. The program aims to provide the right type of support at the right time to make the journey through treatment easier.

 

How does the Hep Connect program work?

 

Our peers work in partnership with hepatitis healthcare workers to provide personalised support and important reminder messages during treatment all the way to cure (SVR12).   Peer workers will reach out to clients via text message and by phone from our HNSW offices in Surry Hills, to see how they are going as well as to address the specific message requirements of the attending healthcare worker.  Peers make contact using the same phone number. It is a two-way service so that the client can also contact the peer during office hours.

 

We update your clinicians and you can provide us with feedback

 

Peer workers and the Hepatitis NSW Project Officer will update clinicians as required.  Clients are also able to provide feedback, opting in or out of the program at any time.

If you have a client or clients that would benefit from the Hep Connect program please phone the Hepatitis Infoline on 1800 803 990  or use this confidential form

 

This page last updated 25 June 2019

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