Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (LTCS)
The Lifetime Care & Support Scheme (LTCS) is an Australian government-funded Authority which provides treatment, rehabilitation and attendant care services to people severely injured in motor accidents in NSW (a state of Australia with a population of 7m) regardless of who was at fault in the accident.
LTCS made a substantial financial contribution to the development of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy modules with some funds contributed back to the whole project to assist with the development of the web interface.
The Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society, ANZSCoS
The Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) was formed in to promote high quality management of people with spinal cord lesions throughout Australia and New Zealand. Further details about ANZSCoS are available on www.anzscos.org/about_us.html
ANZCoS has contributed partially towards the development of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy modules.
Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH)
The Royal North Shore Hospital is a government funded hospital in Australia. It has a spinal cord injury unit servicing half the population of NSW. It was established in 1885 to meet the health needs of four local government areas. RNSH is also the major post-graduate teaching and research facility in Northern Sydney Health. Further details about RNSH are available on http://www.nscchealth.nsw.gov.au/services/003700637.shtml/
RNSH made a financial contribution to the development of the occupational therapy modules.
The Prince of Wales Hospital
The Prince of Wales Hospital (POW) is a government funded hospital in Australia. It is a major teaching hospital based in Sydney's eastern suburbs and serves all of New South Wales. It is affiliated with the University of NSW, one of the premier medical teaching facilities in Australia. Further details about The Prince of Wales Hospital & Community Health Services are available on www.sesahs.nsw.gov.au/POWH/
The Prince of Wales Hospital funded the IT work required to develop the interactive screens for all modules. The funding was specifically attained for the physiotherapy modules but the funding was used to support the development of the interface which was ultimately used for all modules.