Trapeze aims to:
- Empower you to better manage your condition as you move over to adult services
- Strengthen your links with your GP and community to improve your health outcomes
- Support and assist you to navigate the health system to improve your engagement with services
- Keep you well so you can live your own life and stay out of hospital
We believe you have the right to be heard, to make genuinely informed choices and to have timely access to medical services.
THE TRAPEZE APPROACH
Trapeze is made up of health care professionals who know how the health system works. We understand you are more than your condition so we will ask about the other aspects in your life like home, school, work, lifestyle choices and relationships, because these all have an impact on your health.
We will try our best to understand your needs and we will listen to you. If you think we are not listening, you can tell us. It’s not easy to trust people so it is important for you to do your homework about us and find out as much as possible.
OUR MODEL OF CARE
Trapeze supports young people who are transitioning from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to the adult health care system. The team consists of medical, nursing and allied health staff who work with young people to develop skills to manage their chronic condition(s), help them navigate the adult system, provide care coordination when needed and empower them to take charge of their health.
We provide transition support to young people who meet the following criteria:
- 14-25 years old
- Living with a complex chronic illness currently treated at SCHN, and
- Have an unclear health transfer pathway
Trapeze adopts a whole person integrated care approach, keeping you at the centre of all we do. We offer comprehensive care coordination services that are practical, timely and relevant to your needs.
At the heart of our work, Trapeze places young people living with a chronic condition(s) first and foremost. Young people participate and get involved in all aspects of the work at Trapeze, helping to shape how we deliver our support and providing opportunities for advocacy and empowerment. We work closely with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Youth Council and the Chronic Illness Peer Support Program to help provide these opportunities and ensure the service is meeting the needs of adolescents and young adults living with chronic illness. To find out more visit: