Memory Lane Service Goals of Care:
- The Memory Lane service is volunteer run and all journeys are subject to the availability of volunteers and suitable vehicles.
- RFDS Victoria is only able to transport clients in non-life-threatening circumstances to places of personal significance. If a client’s condition deteriorates during the journey, volunteers can provide basic life support only, and will request an ambulance by calling triple zero.
- A family member and/or carer is expected to accompany a Memory Lane client.
- Only clients, their carers or family members or an accompanying qualified health practitioner can administer client medication.
Memory Lane clients must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be aged 18 years or older*
- Have a terminal diagnosis and are currently receiving palliative or end-of-life care (as confirmed by their GP or treatment specialist).
- Require specialised medical transport to revisit their place of personal significance.
- If clients have complex health care needs beyond the abilities of our volunteers, we ask that a qualified health practitioner accompany them on the journey.
- Clients must have the approval of their lead clinician prior to undertaking the journey.