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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
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.
COORDINARE Annual Report 2020/21
We are proud to release our 2020/21 Annual report 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.
You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?
As NSW celebrates surpassing 90% double-dose vaccination rates, a core group of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are working together to ensure community members' ongoing physical and mental health remains a priority.
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
Supporting patients with asthma and COPD
National Asthma Awareness Week ran from 1-7 September, as a timely reminder for those with asthma to be aware of the risk of flare-ups during spring and thunderstorm season, and to talk with their GP or pharmacist about how they can keep safe and manage their asthma.
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
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.
Call for over 60s to get vaccinated
COORDINARE is urging people aged 60 and older to book their AstraZeneca COVID vaccine appointment as soon as possible. According to Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, supplies of AstraZeneca are readily available through the combined primary health workforce.
#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community
COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.
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.
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.