Latest newsOctober 2021
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.
GP and primary health services in outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia
COORDINARE recently made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry into the provision of GP and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australia. Read our submission here or find out more information about the inquiry here.
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
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
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.