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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.

Enhancing the health care of people with an intellectual disability

Enhancing the health care of people with an intellectual disability

We are excited to share with you the progress in extending and enhancing the health care landscape of people with intellectual disability.  

In 2010-11 the NSW Government funded the initial establishment of three pilot Specialist Intellectual Disability Health Teams (SIDHT) and the ACI Intellectual Disability Health Network.

Location announced for headspace Batemans Bay   

Location announced for headspace Batemans Bay  

Building works at the new headspace for the Batemans Bay region have commenced, with Relationships Australia joining COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Fiona Phillips MP, Member for Gilmore to announce the location of the centre at 1/11 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay.

NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be

NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be

NAIDOC Week is coming up on 8–15 November! This year's theme is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognising that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

The impact of 2020 on young Australians - headspace day 2020

The impact of 2020 on young Australians - headspace day 2020

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation has revealed the serious impact 2020 is having on the wellbeing and mental health of young Australians.

Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched

Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched

The ACI Rural Health Network announced the launch of a refreshed Friendly Faces Helping Hands website to acknowledge National Carers Week and the silent and unwavering commitment our carers contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities each and every day.

Prioritising alcohol and other drugs

Prioritising alcohol and other drugs

COORDINARE has developed and promoted several initiatives to help improve outcomes for people with a dependence on alcohol and other drugs.

Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register

Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register

Immunisation is an essential health service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health professionals must maintain routine immunisation services and ensure on-time vaccination according to the current recommended schedules.

Funding to support palliative and end of life care 

Funding to support palliative and end of life care 

COORDINARE has recently announced funding to support two initiatives for palliative and end of life care.

Let's talk about Hep C

Let's talk about Hep C

With effective treatment available to manage Hepatitis B and cure Hepatitis C, primary care providers have a vital role in eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Australia. Primary care providers are being encouraged to continue to "find the missing millions".

Regional snapshot - perceived need for social prescribing

Regional snapshot - perceived need for social prescribing

Did you know? COORDINARE recently sent out a poll to GP cluster leaders in our region to collect a snapshot of the perceived need for social prescribing.

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020

October is Mental Health Month; a great time to pause and 'tune in' with yourself and others to see how you and your loved ones are feeling.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Cancer Institute of NSW 1 in 7 women in NSW will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year

Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year

Congratulations to Dr Duncan MacKinnon who has been named the NSW/ACT General Practitioner of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our local communities and celebrate their achievements.

Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob

Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob

Join the #swabmob – that’s the key message of a new campaign launched by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN this week to encourage more young people to get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants

Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants

Applications are now open for Round 2 of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s Bushfire Recovery Grants. The grants aim to assist local communities in strengthening social connectedness, emotional wellbeing, recovery and healing from the 2019/2020 bushfires in the Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training

As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.

Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community

Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community

eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.

AOD Education Opportunities for GPs 

AOD Education Opportunities for GPs 

There are several opportunities currently available for GPs looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).  

Applications are open now for - RACGP AOD GP Education Program: Treatment Skills Training.

What our Friends of COORDINARE told us about telehealth

What our Friends of COORDINARE told us about telehealth

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in telehealth consultations between community members and health professionals. In July, we launched a telehealth survey to understand people’s experiences of accessing telehealth via phone and / or video, and whether you would like to see telehealth continue beyond COVID-19.