Important COVID-19 information for our patients and visitors
including current restrictions and visiting times.

Disability Support

We see the ability in disability and are here to support you.

Northeast Health is committed to making our organisation and services accessible to all.

The Disability Support team provide assistance and support to patients with disability, their carers and NHW staff. Working with local community agencies and health care services to ensure you have access to information, health care and the support services you need.

If you have any suggestions that can improve our services we would love to hear from you. You can provide your feedback through our Disability Support team or email feedback@nhw.org.au


Disability Liaison Officer

Disability Liaison Officer at NHW
David Halabi – Disability Liaison Officer

Hello, my name is David

I help people with disability and their carers to access health care services and information during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

I can provide assistance to access:

  • Testing and treatment for COVID-19.
  • Usual health, medical and community services.
  • Other services such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Support at Northeast Health Wangaratta.
  • Support for all people with a disability including the LGBTQIA+, Aboriginal & Torre Strait Islands and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.

I work with health care teams to provide safer, accessible and more inclusive care during your hospital stay and outpatient appointments.

It doesn’t matter if your needs are big or small, I am here to help.

David Halabi
Disability Liaison Officer
Phone: (03) 5722 5893
Email: David.Halabi@nhw.org.au
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 8.30am to 5.00pm

Disability Support Officer

Tracey McGeehan profile picture taken in the spiritual sanctuary garden at NHW
Tracey McGeehan – Disability Support Officer

Hello, my name is Tracey

I support patients and staff with disability at Northeast Health.

If you are a patient, I can:

  • Help you find your way around the hospital
  • Help you to understand hospital forms
  • Provide reassurance during your day surgery
  • Stay with you when your family or carer is not present

If you work at Northeast Health, I can:

  • Support you at your interview (Prospective employees).
  • Help with your timetable and instructions for your work tasks.
  • Assist you with your online training.
  • Help you fill out annual leave and other work-related forms.
  • Advocate and support you in work meetings.
  • Apply for Employment Assistance equipment.
  • Talk to your family and carers on any work-related queries.
  • Educate other work colleagues on how best to communicate with you.

I am hearing impaired.
Please email me to make an appointment or ask your nurse to contact me.

Tracey McGeehan
Disability Support Officer
Email: tracey.mcgeehan@nhw.org.au
Page: 648
Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment

MISSION: To have a pleasant stay in hospital where your voice is heard and needs are met in an empowering way.


Your Rights and Responsibilities

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Have access to information about the range of services available.
  • Be included in decisions and make choices about your health care.
  • Refuse to continue with services.
  • Complain about services without fear.
  • Have someone of your choice advocate for you.
  • Have your personal information kept private and confidential.

Your Responsibilities

  • The decisions you make.
  • Keeping Northeast Health Wangaratta up to date with relevant information about your condition and circumstances.

For more information about your Rights and Responsibilities please visit www.safetyandquality.gov.au