Mudgee’s Ella Gaffney said the National Disability Insurance Scheme shuts out Australia’s single largest physical disability group – survivors of polio.
Polio may not receive the same attention as other diseases but Mudgee survivor Ella Gaffney is campaigning for politicians and allied health professionals to take note.
World Polio Day was held on Friday and, as part of the wider Polio Awareness Month, Mrs Gaffney is sending a message that the disease’s legacy is still a daily chronic concern for her and 400,000 Australians.
The “We’re Still Here!” campaign, which Mrs Gaffney is a part of, highlights that the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) shuts out Australia’s single largest physical disability group – the survivors of Australia’s polio epidemics.
“I know of other Polio survivors in Mudgee and across the district”, she said.