Latest newsApril 2019
Medicines at End of Life project (MaEoL) in the Eurobodalla
Funding has been made available through COORDINARE to improve access to medicines for people receiving palliative care in the Eurobodalla region.
Free From Stigma (FFS!) campaign for lung cancer awareness
Did you know that 1 in 5 lung cancer patients receive no treatment?
Lung cancer research is massively underfunded in Australia.
Update on the MMR vaccine for babies
The Australian Immunisation Handbook MMR vaccine recommendations for babies have changed. Since December 2018, there have been 36 infectious cases of measles in NSW. Babies too young to be routinely vaccinated (<12 months), and those who have not received two doses of measles containing vaccine are at highest risk.
Recent updates to the Australian Immunisation Handbook
Some recent improvements have been made to the Australian Immunisation Handbook that are designed to make it easier for providers to access information.
Local organisations invited to ‘pitch’ their innovative ideas
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today called for submissions for the chance to pitch for one-off funding at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.
Clevertar: meet your free digital mental health coach
If things in your life aren’t going as well as they could be, and you could use some support, help is just an app download away. Created by Flinders University, Clevertar is a new mental health coach designed for people who are experiencing stress or worry, or feeling overwhelmed.
Local residents urged to reach out… anytime!
A new initiative recently launched across South Eastern NSW is aimed at increasing awareness of support for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in the region.
Measles alert, influenza vaccine and pertussis vaccine
Measles alert Since December 2018, 23 cases of measles have been notified in NSW. Several cases have spent time in busy public places such as hospitals, shopping centres and backpacker hostels while infectious.
Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways platform now mobile-friendly!
The Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways website is now mobile-friendly. The new version is easier to use and looks great, whether you’re accessing it from your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
New End of Life Essentials modules for health professionals
End of Life Law for Clinicians is a free training program about the law at end of life, developed by the Australian Centre for Heath Law Research and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT, with funding from the Department of Health.