Last Friday 13th August I visited Josephine Maniscalo’s Nocturnal Designs lingerie shop at Gladesville to meet with her and her wonderful clients to help promote the Gillard Government’s National External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program.
This national Program aims to improve the quality of life for women who have undergone mastectomy as a result of breast cancer. The Government has committed $31 million to the end of June 2012 to provide reimbursement of up to $400 for both new and replacement external breast prostheses for eligible women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer. Breast prostheses purchased from 1 July 2008 are eligible for reimbursement.
More information about the program, including eligibility criteria, a fact sheet and claim form, can be accessed on the Medicare Australia website www.medicareaustralia.gov.au, or by calling Medicare Australia on 132 011.
And if you need any help in getting fitted for a prosthesis following a mastectomy, please call on Josephine who stocks a wide range and the latest releases, including the BodiCool brand.