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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

COVID double dose vaccination rates in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW have officially passed the 80 per cent eased restrictions target. According to the latest statistics, first dose rates have also passed the 90 per cent milestone in every LGA.

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have joined forces for the first time to share national drinking guidelines with local communities in South Eastern NSW.

Breast Screen NSW services update

Breast Screen NSW services update

BreastScreen NSW has advised that screening services are being resumed in some areas.  

Services have recommenced at its clinics in Queanbeyan, Moruya and Bega. Mobile clinics will be visiting Crookwell (until 22 October), Goulburn (25 October – 17 December) and Braidwood (29 November – 10 December).

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.

Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic

Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic

A Head to Health Pop Up service is now available to support the mental health of people of all ages in South Eastern NSW, struggling during the extended lockdown.

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative to increase awareness of the support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District, as we work together across the region to keep our…

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Today marks the launch of the Mental Health Lived Experience (Peer) Work Framework to ensure people with experience of mental illness continue to shape and deliver the district’s mental health services.