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HEN - gastrostomy devices | 03_150930081_0103_1_1

Unit: Annual


Essential for enteral feeding, HEN gastrostomy devices enable nutritional support directly to the stomach.

Service Details:

The NDIS support item for HEN (Home Enteral Nutrition) - Gastrostomy Devices covers the cost of essential equipment required for those who cannot meet nutritional needs orally. This includes various types of gastrostomy tubes, stoma care products, and the necessary ancillary supplies for safe and effective feeding directly into the stomach. The item is vital for individuals with chronic conditions necessitating long-term nutritional support.

Participant Outcomes:

Access to quality gastrostomy devices ensures that participants maintain adequate nutritional intake, improve or stabilise their health condition and overall quality of life. It fosters greater autonomy and confidence in managing their health needs, while reducing the risk of malnutrition and related health complications. Participants can continue to engage in social activities and community participation with minimal dietary restrictions.

Impact Statement:

Investing in HEN gastrostomy devices under the NDIS maximises participant health, independence, and engagement in daily life.

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