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PDC call for COVID-19 Position Statement support

The Physical Disability Council of NSW is seeking sector endorsement for its COVID-19 Position Statement.


It has released a list of six key asks of the State and Federal Governments on behalf of its members during the coronavirus pandemic. Access its public statement here:

“With no way of knowing how long the pandemic is likely to continue, it is vitally important that the Federal and State Governments commit to ensuring that people with disability receive the supports and assistance they need, and are given the opportunity, as key stakeholders to contribute to decisions that directly affect their lives,” PDCN CEO, Serena Ovens said.

Those supporting the statement are asked to email: [email protected] to confirm and also include a logo to be added to the statement.


On April 24, a Zoom discussion will also take place: 1:30-2:30 pm.

University of NSW Disability Innovation Institute director, Professor Jackie Leach Scully will talk through the ethical considerations around distributing ICU medical resources during COVID-19. Leach Scully is recognised for having a focus on Disability Bioethics including people with disabilities in disaster and humanitarian responses.

PCDN is asking for a NSW protocol to be set up to manage the distribution of ICU resources if demand exceeds supply, to achieve a fair, transparent protocol shaped by public consultation.

For more information PH: 1800 688 831 or contact: Hayl[email protected]