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Voting and patients with dementia

Voting and patients with dementia

Voting and patients with dementia

The Australian Electoral Commission has a form for those who are unable to vote on the ground of dementia.  This form needs to be completed by a member of the family/Enduring Power of Attorney.    Once complete the doctor needs to confirm that the patient is unable to vote.  You can email the form to us at

Note this form can only be used for those 'who are of unsound mind and incapable of understanding the nature and significance of enrolment and voting.'  For those with a disability or mobility restriction please visit the Australian Electoral Commission site for more guidance.



Telehealth Webinar for General Practice

Prestantia Health's Dr. Paresh Dawda co-presented a webinar on Telehealth for AGPAL (Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.)

The webinar was presented on 3rd April 2020, soon after The Australian Government introduced temporary universal Medicare benefits for Telehealth in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Video Consultations

As the COVID19 crisis escalates we are increasing our offering of video consultations to our patients.  Many of our patients are elderly or have chronic conditions. Many reside in residential aged care. We are offering video consultations as a way to reduce the risk of spreading.  We are grateful for the support of all the residential aged care facilities we visit in facilitating video consultations.

The use of our video consultation service is simple and straightforward.  Watch this animation for simple instructions.


Team based care

At Prestantia Health we believe the best outcomes and experience of care for our patients can only be achieved by a team-based approach to care.  Modern healthcare is complex and so a team brings the ability to manage and support that complexity in a way an individual doctor cannot. Hear from some members of our team.


The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic.  At Prestantia Health many of our patients are elderly or have chronic conditions and so are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. We all have our role to play.  This article will constantly be reviewed and updated during the pandemic to reflect changes to our services and advice to our patients and clients.

Aged Care Royal Commission

Prestantia Health's Dr. Paresh Dawda provided evidence today at the Aged Care Royal Commission.

He was asked questions about many aspects of aged care and health. He discussed fit for purpose funding models to improve healthcare for those in residential aged care, the value of teamwork and need for multi-disciplinary teams, value-based approaches to providing healthcare for elderly, the integration of care including record systems.

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1st Floor (Units 8-10)
26 Francis Forde Boulevard
Forde, ACT 2914

T: 02 6113 0188
F: 02 6147 0311