RVA has reached out to all state Health Ministers and Chief Health Officers to request that they prioritise COVID-19 testing and turnaround times for people living with a rare disease who are displaying symptoms. Here is a template of the letter that has been sent. We encourage you to use this letter in your ongoing individual advocacy.
Responses received to date:
Queensland – Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Chief Health Officer, Deputy Director-General
Tasmania – Hon Sarah Courtney MP, Minister for Health
Western Australia – Dr Andrew Robertson, Chief Health Officer
South Australia – Stephen Wade, Minister for Health and Wellbeing
Victoria – Jenny Mikakos MP’s office, former Minister for Health, Minister for Ambulance Services