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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.

Australian Digital Health Agency visits our region

Australian Digital Health Agency visits our region

Today we welcomed the Australian Digital Health Agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey, Chief Medical Advisor, Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, and Education and Clinical Use Lead Carey Doolan to our PHN to learn more about the use of My Health Record on the ground.

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Quality Improvement (QI) in general practice workshop

Supporting general practice to better understand and utilise patient data to plan and implement Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives was the focus of the QI workshops held in Wollongong, Mollymook, Bungendore and Bega in July.

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

Psychiatry Support Line reaches more GPs in NSW

After a successful first year of GPs enthusiastically embracing the GP Psychiatry Support Line, COORDINARE is delighted to announce the addition of two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the co-commissioning group it leads, bringing the number of PHNs to eight.

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Dr Nicolas Smoll is the new GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Eurobodalla in a position co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD).  

We spoke to Dr Smoll about what he hopes to achieve in this role and what motivates him as a rural GP.

Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award

Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have been awarded the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services at the Southern NSW LHD Quality Awards, held recently in Batemans Bay.

Pitch Night a huge success: Local organisations receive almost $175,000 in funding

Pitch Night a huge success: Local organisations receive almost $175,000 in funding

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s inaugural Pitch Night was held last night in Wollongong, with three local organisations, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation, Scarf Incorporated and Beyond Empathy receiving their share of almost $175,000 in funding.

Finalists to ‘pitch’ for improved health and wellbeing locally

Finalists to ‘pitch’ for improved health and wellbeing locally

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced three local organisations – Beyond Empathy, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation and Scarf Incorporated – have been selected to pitch at its inaugural Pitch Night, to be held in Wollongong on 26 June 2019.

Winter strategy: supporting practices to manage influenza

Winter strategy: supporting practices to manage influenza

COORDINARE recently announced more than $170,000 in funding to support 11 general practices in leading heightened quality and intensity of care for patients who are at a high risk of being unstable, very unwell or admitted to hospital during the 2019 flu season.

Hurry: Pitch your innovative idea now!

Hurry: Pitch your innovative idea now!

Please note that submissions have now closed. Hurry! Applications are closing soon for COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s inaugural Pitch Night.

Local organisations invited to ‘pitch’ their innovative ideas

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.

Empowering our Communities funding will support drought affected communities in Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

Empowering our Communities funding will support drought affected communities in Shoalhaven and Southern NSW

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that applications are now open for organisations and/or community groups who are interested in supporting drought affected communities within Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.

New psychosocial support service for people with complex mental health needs

New psychosocial support service for people with complex mental health needs

COORDINARE today announced $1. 5 million in funding until June 2021 for Flourish Australia to provide a new psychosocial support service for people in South Eastern NSW with severe and complex mental health needs who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Tim Heffernan among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

Photo credit: NSW Mental Health Commission 

COORDINARE congratulates Tim Heffernan on his new appointment as a part-time Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission. Mr Heffernan is the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at COORDINARE.

2017/18 Annual Report Card now available!

2017/18 Annual Report Card now available!

Our 2017/18 Annual Report Card is now available, showcasing our key achievements and highlights some of the work we have undertaken.

New psychiatry support line available for GPs

New psychiatry support line available for GPs

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today joined five other PHNs to announce that ProCare Mental Health Services, a not-for-profit service provider, has been funded to operate a new psychiatry support line for GPs.

Spreading awareness about My Health Record!

Spreading awareness about My Health Record!

All Australians will have a My Health Record created for them by the end of 2018, unless they choose to opt-out of receiving one.

South Eastern NSW PHN announces funding to transform  primary health care in the region

South Eastern NSW PHN announces funding to transform primary health care in the region

COORDINARE recently announced almost $430,000 in funding to support 13 local general practices in trialing new models of patient-centred care, with an additional $50,000 for GP leadership and practice support staff training.

New funding for local drug and alcohol treatment service in Eurobodalla

New funding for local drug and alcohol treatment service in Eurobodalla

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that Directions Health Services will operate a new drug and alcohol treatment service for people who live in the Eurobodalla region.

Meet our new digital health team!

Meet our new digital health team!

COORDINARE’s digital health team support integration and participation in digital health initiatives which promote coordinated care.

Regional strategy and stepped care model for mental health and suicide prevention

Regional strategy and stepped care model for mental health and suicide prevention

COORDINARE is currently in the process of developing a Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy.