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Be prepared to get the right health care these holidays

Be prepared to get the right health care these holidays

As we approach the holiday season, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW is raising awareness of the after hours medical options available within the region, to avoid unnecessary visits to hospital emergency departments.

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

As we emerge from lockdown, residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven are being encouraged to give the gift of kindness this holiday season – to themselves and each other.

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

If you need additional help or support this holiday season, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period.

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

We are proud to release our 2020/21 Report Card which reflects on our achievements in a time of continuous change. The past year has delivered significant challenges to our region as we recovered from bushfires and floods, while also locally impacted by the pandemic.

Local Practice Manager Lesley Riley wins AAPM Award

Local Practice Manager Lesley Riley wins AAPM Award

We would like to offer our congratulations to Lesley Riley who was named the NSW/ACT state Practice Manager of the Year at the Australian Association of Practice Management State Conference in Sydney earlier this month.

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

To help take the guess work out of diagnosing respiratory conditions in general practice, COORDINARE in partnership with Asthma Australia, has been hosting training options in spirometry for healthcare professionals based in South Eastern NSW.

New multicultural wellbeing campaign encourages community to stay connected

New multicultural wellbeing campaign encourages community to stay connected

A new Multicultural Community Wellbeing Campaign urges all young people, their families and friends in NSW to “stay connected” and, if needed, seek mental health support from the new Australian Government-funded mental health service, Head to Health.

New headspace Nowra premises to meet growing demand for youth mental health services

New headspace Nowra premises to meet growing demand for youth mental health services

In response to high demand for local youth mental health services, headspace Nowra has relocated to larger, modernized premises that will enable the service to better respond to the needs of local young people.

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

With the holidays just around the corner, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and COORDINARE have some tried and true survival tips for South Eastern NSW residents as part of their ‘Take the guesswork out of drinking’ campaign.

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

A national training module to help people who work in community pharmacies better support their clients who are dealing with grief has been written and filmed in the Illawarra. The module is being launched this week during National Grief Awareness Week.

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

Two Shoalhaven GPs, Dr Vicki McCartney and Dr Jamie Starkey, have been awarded 2021 Rural Medical Service Awards for outstanding service for more than 35 years to the Shoalhaven region by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (NSW RDA).

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways team update - Dr Louise Delaney

Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways team update - Dr Louise Delaney

Dr Louise Delaney is stepping down from her role after six years as GP Clinical Editor with Illawarra Shoalhaven Health Pathways. HealthPathways Illawarra Shoalhaven currently has 574 localised pages and is a trusted resource for healthcare professionals in the region which includes best practice clinical care and appropriate referrals.

Digital health update - new Medicare web services

Digital health update - new Medicare web services

 

Medicare Web ServicesThe Australian Government is currently rolling out Medicare Web Services which is designed to help practitioners share data with Services Australia in a safer and more secure way.

New Social Prescribing Service

New Social Prescribing Service

COORDINARE has partnered with Primary and Community Care Services (PCCS) to deliver a new social prescribing service.

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

World Diabetes Day was Sunday 14 November 2021, focusing on the importance of improving access to diabetes care for all and the need for action to prevent diabetes and its complications.

You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?

You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?

As NSW celebrates surpassing 90% double-dose vaccination rates, a core group of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are working together to ensure community members' ongoing physical and mental health remains a priority.

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, with all Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW recently passing the Government’s 80% COVID vaccination target, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

National Cervical Screening Program Update  Expansion of self-collection

National Cervical Screening Program Update Expansion of self-collection

All women under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) will be able to self-collect their own screening sample from 1 July 2022.  Details of this announcement can be found here.

Dr Hamish Steiner RDAA’s Rural Doctor of the Year 2021

Dr Hamish Steiner RDAA’s Rural Doctor of the Year 2021

Congratulations to Dr Hamish Steiner who has been named Rural Doctor of the Year 2021 by the Rural Doctors Association Australia (RDAA).