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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.

Federal Budget 2017-18: Summary

Federal Budget 2017-18: Summary

The Turnbull Government handed down the 2017-18 Budget last week.  Highlights include:

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COORDINARE announces funding of local mental health services

COORDINARE announces funding of local mental health services

COORDINARE has announced more than $4.3 million in funding for new mental health and suicide prevention services for people who live in South Eastern NSW.

Transition to Practice Pilot Program

Transition to Practice Pilot Program

Susanne Hore and Suzanne Parsons, practice nurses from Bombala Street Surgery in Cooma have been successful in their application for APNA’s Transition to Practice Pilot Program which commenced in April.

Geriatrician in the practice: spreading the word

Geriatrician in the practice: spreading the word

In conjunction with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District an innovative service model, the Geriatrician in the Practice Project has been successfully rolling out in the Shoalhaven.

Breast cancer survivor urges women to have their mammograms

Breast cancer survivor urges women to have their mammograms

BreastScreen NSW is currently running the Kerri’s Story television campaign to encourage women aged 50-74 to have a potentially life-saving mammogram.

Interim measures for the National Cervical Screening Program

Interim measures for the National Cervical Screening Program

Following the delay of a renewed National Cervical Screening Program from 1 May to 1 December 2017, the Department of Health has developed interim arrangements.

Updates in Palliative Care for General Practice: New online modules

Updates in Palliative Care for General Practice: New online modules

Palliative care in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions has undergone several recent changes, with new options available for GP advice, referrals, patient support and palliative treatment in the home.

Wrap up from International symposium

Wrap up from International symposium

There was such a great vibe at our 'Putting the Patient at the Centre of Care' Symposium held in Wollongong recently.

Further Strengthening No Jab, No Pay

Further Strengthening No Jab, No Pay

On May 1 the Department published a media release building on their No Jab, No Pay policy.

New funding arrangement confirmed between COORDINARE and Parkinson’s NSW

New funding arrangement confirmed between COORDINARE and Parkinson’s NSW

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Parkinson’s NSW met today to confirm future arrangements for the Parkinson’s nurse initiative in the Shoalhaven region.

headspace centre officially launches in Goulburn

headspace centre officially launches in Goulburn

headspace Goulburn was officially opened on Thursday 27 April, giving young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.

International symposium comes to Wollongong

International symposium comes to Wollongong

A number of international, national and locally recognised speakers will converge on Wollongong on Saturday 29 April as part of the Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home Symposium.

2017 influenza vaccines now available

2017 influenza vaccines now available

Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.

headspace Centre now open in Goulburn

headspace Centre now open in Goulburn

headspace Goulburn centre is now open, giving young people aged 12 to 25 from the Goulburn area access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services.

Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home - Symposium

Putting the Patient at the Centre: Patient Centred Medical Home - Symposium

Save the date for this one-off event featuring a number of international, national and locally recognised speakers!

New NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in Shoalhaven

New NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in Shoalhaven

There has recently been some changes within NSW Ambulance paramedic protocols in the Shoalhaven.

Home care changes

Home care changes

Changes to the way home care package services are delivered came into effect on 27 February 2017.

Delays with National Cancer Screening Register

Delays with National Cancer Screening Register

The start date for Australia’s first National Cancer Screening Register has been delayed.

Get ready: The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

Get ready: The future of primary care in South Eastern NSW

We want to understand more about your thoughts as to the key barriers and enablers to adopting a Patient Centred Medical Home. Get involved now!

Reminder: Free interpreting service to assist GPs

Reminder: Free interpreting service to assist GPs

The Department of Social Services’ Free Interpreting Service, delivered by TIS National, is designed to provide equitable access to key services that are not government funded.