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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.

Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

Dear Illawarra Shoalhaven residents, families, and community

Re: Responding to suicide in our community

As you may know our communities have been profoundly saddened by a number of suicide deaths. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy extend to the bereaved families and friends.

General practice leads the way in COVID vaccination rollout

General practice leads the way in COVID vaccination rollout

General practices have an important role in protecting South Eastern NSW residents against the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 vaccine program continues for over 70s

COVID-19 vaccine program continues for over 70s

Almost 130 general practices in South Eastern NSW continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy.

What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

COORDINARE recently surveyed a range of community members in South Eastern NSW about their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, and whether people intend to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Support is available following recent floods

Support is available following recent floods

With communities across South Eastern NSW impacted by recent flooding, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is reminding residents there’s a range of services and supports available during this challenging time.

The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families

The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families

The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.

headspace centre to officially open in Batemans Bay

headspace centre to officially open in Batemans Bay

headspace Batemans Bay celebrated its official opening on Thursday 22 April. Since mid-January, headspace Batemans Bay has been providing young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.

St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW

St Vincent’s Pain Management team visits South Eastern NSW

This year, the Pain Management team from St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) resume their visit schedule to Southern NSW after a hiatus during the COVID 19 restrictions of 2020.

Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships

Free Medical Practice Assistant Traineeships

UNE Partnerships are offering fully subsidised traineeships in Cert IV Medical Practice Assisting (MPA) qualification HLT47715.   

The traineeship combines work-based training with an employer and formal training from a training provider with a combination of online and face-to-face workshops.

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

More general practices join the fight against COVID-19

Almost 130 general practices in South Eastern NSW are now offering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy.

Guide for developing COVID-19 vaccine communication materials

Guide for developing COVID-19 vaccine communication materials

Controlling the COVID-19 pandemic will rely largely on people receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as practical issues like ease of access and cultural appropriateness of services.

ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates

ACT & SNSW HealthPathways: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander updates

Reviewing and updating the suite of pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has been a major focus for the ACT and SNSW HealthPathways team. All of the updated pathways are now available on the HealthPathways website, including a live Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Directory.

NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service

NewAccess: a new low intensity mental health service

New Access is a structured, six-session program designed by Beyond Blue to help people manage stress and cope with emerging mental health issues. Service staff are specially trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, guiding people through a proven, evidence-based program.

Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines

Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines

Almost 40 general practices in South Eastern NSW have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week, after being approved by the Department of Health to participate in Phase 1b of the rollout.

Excellence in Communication webinar series

Excellence in Communication webinar series

COORDINARE has been working with the UNE Partnerships to design and deliver training packages for general practice reception and administration staff. The 'Excellence in Communication for Medical Receptionists' series, is comprised of five webinars presented by Gary Smith Academic Director of UNE Partnerships Health Programs.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phase 1B update

From Monday 22 March the first general practices will begin to support the COVID-19 vaccination program. The number of services coming online from next week will progressively increase in number between now and the end of April – as part of Phase 1B of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program.

Boost to regional mental health services for older people

Boost to regional mental health services for older people

An exciting new service providing mental health education and support for older people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Summer bushfires is now available across South Eastern NSW.

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

COVID-19 vaccine expression of interest (EOI)

Please note that this EOI has now closed. General practices in South Eastern NSW are invited to express interest in participating in Phase 1b of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out.

Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley

Holistic drug and alcohol treatment service opens in Bega Valley

South Coast residents impacted by drugs and alcohol can access a new support service. The Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWs) delivers a holistic drug and alcohol treatment program for people in the Bega Valley, with a focus on Bega, Eden, Bermagui, and Wallaga Lake communities.

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

Building general practice skills in alcohol and other drugs 

There are many opportunities open to South Eastern NSW health professionals looking to build their skills and confidence in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related issues.