New number for respite

10/12/2008

Alfred Health's  Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre's Careline number - a 24 hour urgent resite and carer support service - is changing.

This will alter how callers after hours (between 5.30pm and 8.30am) access the service. Changes to the after hour phone service were effective from earlier this month. Callers will need to press "1" to be diverted to an after hours worker. The old CareLine number 1800 059 059 is still valid, but the new number to call is 1800 052 222. This new number also provides information services to the general community, and the phone amalgamation ensures more simplified carer and community access to information and respite."

The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre provides carer respite and support services through the CareLine service and its Carer Support programs. The head office is based at Caulfield Hospital.