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ACT government, National Disability Insurance Agency to streamline NDIS approvals to free up hospital beds

Janet McKinney has lived most of her life with lipedema — a hereditary disorder that causes the painful accumulation of fatty tissue in her lower limbs. 

When she was in her 50s, Ms McKinney was also diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which affects her joints.

She was accepted into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial, which she says transformed the quality of her life.

But that all came to a halt in July 2019 when she twisted her leg getting into her wheelchair and fell, resulting in a dislocation of her left kneecap and right knee joint.

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