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Acute bronchiolitis diagnosis support
Acute bronchiolitis is a common viral chest infection frequently affecting infants aged under 12 months, and most often develops in autumn and winter. Only a small proportion of infants suffering acute bronchiolitis will require treatment to help with breathing and feeding.
Invasive Meningococcal Disease update
There has been a case of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) in Southern NSW. People infected with meningococcal disease can become extremely unwell very quickly, often within hours of the first symptoms appearing.
Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley
NSW Health has initiated a number of Leading Better Value Care projects designed to ensure best practice care is provided to people accessing local health services.
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.
Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference
Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.
Possible surgical site infection advice for GPs
If a patient presents with signs and symptoms of possible implantable items surgical site infection or inflammation, Southern NSW Local Health District Orthopaedic surgeons and the infection prevention consultant are requesting GPs:
inform the surgeon who performed the surgery (or their specialty / surgical registrar)
do not commence antibiotics before discussion with...
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.
Online tool improving quality of care for patients
A free online tool for health professionals has been improving patient care by providing local up-to-date assessment, management and referral options. Today ACT and Southern NSW HealthPathways launched the mobile-friendly version of HealthPathways and celebrated the milestone of creating 500 localised pathways for clinical conditions.
NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW
NAIDOC Week 2019 is happening 7 - 14 July. This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future.
ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways platform now mobile-friendly!
The ACT & Southern NSW 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.