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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.

Chronic kidney disease in South Eastern NSW

Chronic kidney disease in South Eastern NSW

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a silent disease that often produces no symptoms in its early stages, but requires early intervention to prevent deterioration and achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs

Upskilling opportunity for Illawarra GPs

Integrated Specialist Healthcare Education and Research Foundation (ISHCERF), in partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and the NSW Ministry of Health, are establishing a new integrated care centre at Figtree.

Get your flu shot early this year!

Get your flu shot early this year!

COORDINARE, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and Southern NSW Local Health District are encouraging everyone in South Eastern NSW to get the flu shot as soon as possible.

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

MHAPP is a trial partnership involving Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), Wollongong Police District, and NSW Ambulance.

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Community members are invited to have their say on the new Regional Peer Workforce Framework which is currently being developed by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District, and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Free specialist gambling counselling in the Illawarra Shoalhaven

Problem gambling has been shown to be strongly comorbid with other health and mental health issues. That's why screening is so important; particularly when patients present with symptoms of anxiety and depression and/or drug and alcohol issues.

COORDINARE's role in bushfire response and recovery

COORDINARE's role in bushfire response and recovery

The South Eastern NSW region has been badly affected by the recent bushfires, and you may be wondering about COORDINARE’s role in response and recovery.

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

Speeding up the process to get doctors to bushfire-affected communities

The Australian Government has announced emergency protocols to ensure GPs and allied health professionals can access bushfire-affected communities where they are needed the most. The Department of Health and Department of Human Services will prioritise all applications from doctors who want to work in medical practices in bushfire-affected communities.

Burns pathways now live

Burns pathways now live

Burns pathways are now live on both ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways and Illawarra Shoalhaven HealthPathways.

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

In the lead-up to Christmas, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) wants to spread the word that there are plenty of support services available during the holidays. "Christmas can be a difficult time for some people,” said Dr Alex Hains, Regional Manager of the Collaborative.

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

'Make the right call' after hours campaign

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN has developed a communications campaign to help raise awareness among local residents and tourists/holiday makers of the after hours medical options available within the region.

Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program 

Five local practices selected for APNA's Transition to Practice Program 

APNA’s Transition to Practice Program received more than 350 applications for their September 2019 intake. With only 97 places available across Australia, it is pleasing that seven practice nurses from five local practices have successfully gained a place.

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Pitch Night success story: SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program

Did you know that back in June 2019, SCARF Refugee Support was one of three local community organisations awarded a grant from COORDINARE at our inaugural Pitch Night?

Since then, SCARF's 'Lunchbox for Learning' program has been a big success!

Lunchbox for Learning is designed for people from refugee backgrounds with young children....

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently published a new 'Spread the word' webpage with information about current suicide prevention awareness campaigns.

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

The Dapto Rotary Club has recently secured funding to support 40 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.  

Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kick-starting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential.

Immunisation Updates 2019

Immunisation Updates 2019

The 2019 Immunisation Updates were held in the Illawarra Shoalhaven regions on Wednesday 6 November in Shellharbour and Wednesday 13 November in Nowra. Both events had fantastic attendance with 190 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, clinical nurse consultants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and general practitioners coming to the updates.

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

Cold chain management webinar and CoP update

As part of the Practice Nurse Community of Practice (CoP), COORDINARE partnered with Natasa Veselinovic, Immunisation Coordinator from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Public Health Unit to conduct a webinar on cold chain management. The webinar took place in August 2019 and is available to watch here.

PA2health: residents in drought-affected areas to receive FREE 4-week wellbeing challenges

PA2health: residents in drought-affected areas to receive FREE 4-week wellbeing challenges

COORDINARE has provided grant funding to run PA2health, a 4-week digital mental and physical wellbeing health challenge for residents in drought-affected areas in South Eastern NSW. The challenge is delivered through Facebook Messenger and incorporates psychology, mindfulness, stress and sleep management, exercise routines, and recipes with shopping lists.

Graduate nurse recruitment from UOW

Graduate nurse recruitment from UOW

Are you recruiting nurses for your practice? Have you considered employing a graduate registered nurse from the University of Wollongong (UOW)?

UOW's next cohort of nurses are eligible to register with AHPRA (Registered Nurse Division 1) in late 2019 and they are eager to transition to professional practice.

Have you seen the Collaborative's new Evaluation video?

Have you seen the Collaborative's new Evaluation video?

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently released an Evaluation video featuring some of their members, who reflect on what's going well, and what could be improved in the future.