Amputee Association – Darrel Sparke
Amputees Association NSW President – Darrel Sparke
The Amputee Association of NSW Inc is run by amputees for amputees. We are a not for profit organisation with a number of affiliated branches throughout NSW. A group of dedicated volunteers are available to help provide information and assistance to all amputees in the community. You will find more detailed information regarding each of the branches of the association in NSW by going to the contacts page on this site. You can also read about the history of the amputee association by going to the “history” link at the bottom of this page.
Amputee Association of NSW was established in july 1989 by a group of members from Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast Associations. The NSW Association was formed as an umbrella group to give a more forceful voice on behalf of all amputees within NSW and to enable insurance coverage for volunteers on Associations’ business.
Recently we have established peer support training of volunteers throughout NSW with the assistance of Gwen Johnson RN who herself is a nursing trainer. These volunteer peer support visitors are available throughout NSW for visits to new amputees in hospitals, rehab centres or homes when requested. These visits are also available to those who are contemplating amputations. For more information check your local Association which are listed under Support.
For futher general information please phone us on 1800 810 969
Assistance we provide
Peer Support Program
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