Latest newsJune 2021
Breast Screen NSW services update
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, BreastScreen NSW temporarily closed clinics in the Illawarra Shoalhaven until Monday 12 July with reduced screening numbers.
Following the 12 July, the Stockland Shellharbour Clinic will remain open with reduced screening numbers.
Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story
People over 70 were amongst the first people offered the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first phase (Phase 1a) of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.
General practice supporting bowel cancer awareness
This month is national bowel cancer awareness month which draws attention to the valuable role general practice plays in promoting bowel cancer screening. It also highlights the role general practice plays in encouraging patients to take that final step and have the test.
Palliative care spotlight - introducing Senior Aboriginal Health Worker Lara Acevedo
Hello (Yiradhu marang) my name is Lara Acevedo I have recently commenced in the role of Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with the Palliative Care service in the Shoalhaven. I am a proud Wiradjuri woman with bloodlines on my mother’s side, whose country is Mudgee.
More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations
More general practices will be able to administer COVID vaccines from 21 June, with an additional 22 general practices in South Eastern NSW accredited as Astra Zeneca vaccine providers by 28 June.
headspace Yass a Step Closer
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Kristy McBain MP, Member for Eden-Monaro, today announced that a site has been secured to establish the new headspace satellite service in Yass and confirmed that the service is scheduled to open this year.
Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment
Almost 32,300 people a week can now access the COVID-19 vaccine at an approved general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sites in South Eastern NSW.