Nationally Funded Centres sites
Since the inception of the Nationally Funded Centres (NFC) Program, nine health technologies (including six organ transplant procedures) have been approved for NFC status. Over time, cerebrovascular embolisation technologies, adult liver transplantation and adult heart transplantation have come off the NFC program.
Technologies being funded under the NFC Program
There are currently five technologies being funded under the NFC Program, as follows:
Islet cell transplantation for the treatment of severe hypoglycaemia unawareness and metabolic instability in Australians with Type-1 diabetes:
- Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
- St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria
- Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
- Paediatric Heart Transplantation at:
- Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Paediatric Liver Transplantation at:
- Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland,
- Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
- The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Westmead), New South Wales.
- Paediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation at:
- Alfred Hospital with the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
- Pancreas Transplantation (adult program) at:
- Monash Medical Centre, Victoria
- Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.
For information about any of the current programs, please contact the appropriate jurisdictional representative:
- Victoria – Dr Paul Fennessy, phone (03) 9096 2142
- New South Wales – Ms Cathryn Cox, phone (02) 9391 9491
- Queensland – Ms Jacqui Thomson, phone (07) 3328 9283
- South Australia – Professor Paddy Phillips, phone (08) 8226 2578