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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.

Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce

Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce

Personal protective equipment (PPE) stock from the National Medical Stockpile has been made available to PHNs to support all primary health care professionals in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

New strategic plan released

New strategic plan released

We are very pleased to present COORDINARE’s Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023. This plan outlines how we will achieve our vision - one coordinated regional health system that provides exceptional care, promotes healthy choices and supports resilient communities.

South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

Community spirit is vital to the resilience and recovery of towns and villages impacted by natural disasters and to the emotional healing of individual community members. Following the 2019/20 bushfires, COORDINARE invited local organisations in bushfire-affected communities to apply for funding for community projects.

Supporting patients with diabetes during COVID-19

Supporting patients with diabetes during COVID-19

This National Diabetes week (11 - 17 July), COORDINARE sat down with Dr Kathy Michelmore of Lakeside Medical Practice to ask her about the challenges and importance of managing patients with Diabetes in the context of COVID-19.

Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story

Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story

Over 150 general practices in South Eastern NSW are administering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy. It has been nearly 12 weeks since Jo Lill received the COVID vaccine at her local general practice and she intends to get her second dose of AstraZeneca.

NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place throughout the region from 4-11 July, embodying this year's theme - Heal Country!

The National NAIDOC Committee explains that this year's theme - Heal Country - calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our…

Breast Screen NSW services update

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

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 

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

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 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

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

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.

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day 2021

World No Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of using tobacco and focuses on providing essential support to tobacco users to quit. This year’s theme is Commit To Quit.

Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2021

Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2021

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for Reconciliation Week 2021 (27 May–3 June),  'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, including families, communities, and workplaces within South Eastern NSW.

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW

Over the last 18 months, the RACGP has been rolling out an Alcohol and other Drug GP education program. In South Eastern NSW almost 50 GPs have undertaken the training program.

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.

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.