Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research
Faculty of Health
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Vic 3125
Deakin University and UnitingCare Community Options Partnership
The Partnership between Deakin University and UnitingCare Community Options (UCCO) was established in April, 2006 and has led to the appointment of A/Prof Goetz Ottmann. It is located at UCCO, 530-540 Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley.
Core services provided:
Number of patients treated each year:
Demographic served (e.g. populations):
This statistic also reflects the growing number of older people with caring roles living in the eastern region of Melbourne. Nearly 30% of participants were born outside Australia. The largest group originates from Southern Europe (Greece and Italy). Asia (China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka) and the United Kingdom are the other major areas of origin. The major languages spoken by our participants are English, Greek, Italian, Chinese languages, Vietnamese and Spanish.
Our services continue to focus heavily in the municipalities of Boroondara, Monash and Whitehorse with approximately 60% of participants living in these local government areas. A significant majority of our participants and carers (61%) receive some form of benefit; mostly an Aged Pension, a Carer Payment or a Disability Support Pension.
Catchment area (e.g. geographic zones):
Current Research Activities
Multiple Chronic Illness Management in the Community (fundraising stage)
Community Disability Care: