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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

COORDINARE's role in bushfire response and recovery

COORDINARE's role in bushfire response and recovery

The South Eastern NSW region has been badly affected by the recent bushfires, and you may be wondering about COORDINARE’s role in response and recovery.

Make the right call to get the right health care these holidays!

Make the right call to get the right health care these holidays!

With the holiday season fast approaching, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN will continue its campaign to raise awareness of the after hours medical options available within the region. Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE said the campaign is aimed at local residents as well as tourists to the region.

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a communications campaign to help raise awareness among local residents and tourists/holiday makers of the after hours medical options available within the region.

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Did you know that back in June 2019, SCARF Refugee Support was one of three local community organisations awarded a grant from COORDINARE at our inaugural Pitch Night?

Since then, SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program has been a big success!

Lunchbox for Learning is designed for people from refugee backgrounds with young children....

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

Implementation of the South Eastern NSW Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Plan) has begun with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, announcing that Dr Leanne Craze AM has been engaged to develop a regional Peer Workforce...

Immunisation Updates 2019

Immunisation Updates 2019

The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.

Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub

Spotlight on Jindabyne Medical Practice's paediatric specialist telehealth hub

In 2018, Jindabyne Medical Practice implemented a paediatric specialist telehealth hub to facilitate more flexible and responsive access to specialist care for their patients. During the six-month trial implementation, the practice was able to upgrade its telehealth facilities and upskill staff in privacy and protocol systems.

2018/19 Annual Report Card now available!

2018/19 Annual Report Card now available!

2018/19 has been a standout year for COORDINARE and we are delighted to release our fourth annual Report Card, which showcases our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.

Partners in Planning program

Partners in Planning program

People tend to shy away from talking about death or end of life care. All too often these topics are neglected until, for thousands of Australians, it’s too late.

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.

COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan

As the South Eastern NSW PHN, we are proud of the work we have been doing to acknowledge cultural diversity and respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our region.

PA2health: residents in drought-affected areas to receive FREE 4-week wellbeing challenges

PA2health: residents in drought-affected areas to receive FREE 4-week wellbeing challenges

COORDINARE has provided grant funding to run PA2health, a 4-week digital mental and physical wellbeing health challenge for residents in drought-affected areas in South Eastern NSW. The challenge is delivered through Facebook Messenger and incorporates psychology, mindfulness, stress and sleep management, exercise routines, and recipes with shopping lists.

Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates

Cold Chain Management webinar and immunisation updates

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice, COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on Cold Chain Management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.

Tender and submission writing webinars for general practice

Tender and submission writing webinars for general practice

COORDINARE recently partnered with University of New England (UNE) Partnerships to develop a series of short webinars and practical tools, to provide general practice with foundation skills and knowledge to write effective tenders and submissions on behalf of your medical practice.

New funding delivers pharmacist into local general practices

New funding delivers pharmacist into local general practices

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced Commonwealth funding to support four general practices in the region integrate a non-dispensing pharmacist as part of their care teams, with the aim of providing medication-related advice to patients.

Australian Digital Health Agency visits our region

Australian Digital Health Agency visits our region

Today we welcomed the Australian Digital Health Agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey, Chief Medical Advisor, Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, and Education and Clinical Use Lead Carey Doolan to our PHN to learn more about the use of My Health Record on the ground.

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Supporting general practice to better understand and utilise patient data to plan and implement Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives was the focus of the QI workshops held in Wollongong, Mollymook, Bungendore and Bega in July.

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

After a successful first year of GPs enthusiastically embracing the GP Psychiatry Support Line, COORDINARE is delighted to announce the addition of two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the co-commissioning group it leads, bringing the number of PHNs to eight.

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Dr Nicolas Smoll is the new GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Eurobodalla in a position co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD).  

We spoke to Dr Smoll about what he hopes to achieve in this role and what motivates him as a rural GP.