Hip displacement is a serious complication of cerebral palsy (CP), occurring in 85 percent of non-ambulant children. It develops insidiously. If detected early, treatment is effective. If not, hip dislocation occurs, causing intractable pain, reduced function and quality of life extending across the lifespan. There is no effective treatment for hip dislocation.
The full-scale ‘roll out’ of the National Disability Insurance Scheme began in 2016 and represents the largest social welfare reform since the introduction of Medicare in Australia. This project will unpack the influence of federally imposed changes to disability service delivery on healthcare workers, as well as persons with disabilities (PWD).