Novel Coronavirus - Latest Information

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

Health authorities are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, China. NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Wuhan or have been in contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection to ensure they are aware of the of novel coronavirus infection symptoms and contact their GP or local emergency department if symptoms develop wit...

New providers for Psychosocial Support Services

Friday 17 Jan 2020

The PHN has commissioned psychosocial support services (PSS) to be delivered throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and New England regions. The PSS provides non-clinical services to people with severe mental ill health that helps build functional capacity to enable personal recovery. The PSS program is free of charge and is available to people who are not eligible for assistance through the NDIS and are not supported through other psychosocial pro...

Support for Bushfire affected communities

Friday 17 Jan 2020

The stress of experiencing something such as a bushfire can leave people at a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety, even if they are not directly dealing with loss of property and/or possessions. If you live in the New England, North West or Mid-Coast regions and have been affected by the bushfires, you can access free mental health coaching via the  bushfire wellbeing coaching line.   CALL 1800 010 630between 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, Mon...

PHN supports National Communications Charter

Wednesday 15 Jan 2020

HNECC PHN CEO, Richard Nankervis, today signed the Life in Mind National Communications Charter on behalf of the organisation. The Charter is a resource and guiding document aiming to develop a unified approach to mental health and suicide prevention. Importantly it informs the way we talk about mental illness and suicide, and represents a formal commitment to working collaboratively to reduce the stigma surrounding them.

Advice for people using masks when exposed to bushfire smoke

Tuesday 7 Jan 2020

The Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers have released a statement for the general public and health professionals about the use of masks by people exposed to bushfire smoke.  The statement includes information about: the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the health effects of bushfire smoke who is most at risk and may benefit from the use of a mask  the types of masks available  how t...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
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19
Central Coast- Practice Managers Masterminds Meeting
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020 6 PM - 8 PM
159B The Entrance Road Erina, 2250
FREE
HNECC Primary Health Network invites Practice Managers to join us for the Central Coast Mastermind Practice Managers Meeting.
FEB
20
The MHS Summer Forum 2020 - Homelessness, Housing and Mental Heal...
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 9:00 AM -
Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 5:00 PM
818-820 George St, Chippendale NSW
$965
Bringing together people to discuss the precarious intersection of homelessness and mental health, the 2020 TheMHS Summer Forum is a fantastic opportunity to engage with other leaders in the mental health sector and create positive change across Australia and New Zealand.
FEB
20
The Blood Conference
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 9:00 AM -
Fri, 21 Feb, 2020 5:00 PM
Brisbane, QLD
$759
Blood is the lifeline of all humankind – so when something goes wrong with it, it is vital that any issues are resolved. Attend this very popular two-day conference to refresh your knowledge on blood – the sustainer of life. Topics include: When bruises, haematomas, and purpura are a sign of dang...
FEB
20
Peel & Mehi Sector Paediatric Morbidity & Mortality Meeting Febr...
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 1 PM - 2 PM
Narrabri, Moree, Wee Waa, Boggabri, Gunnedah, Warialda, Bingara via video conference
FREE
Our rural GP’s are on the front line of paediatric care. TRRH receive a number of patients discussed or transferred from rural hospitals. TRRH Paediatric Team appreciate the excellent primary care given to the patients prior to transfer to us and the continuing care for the children in the area. TRR...
FEB
20
Pain management for elderly patients with a hip fracture
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
TBC
Free
Calling all general practitioners, medical and nursing teams interested in attending a FREE workshop sponsored by the Agency of Clinical Innovation (ACI). The training focuses on cohesive pain management for patients with a hip fracture in our region. It is a combination of pre workshop reading and...
FEB
20
Advanced Care Planning - HPMI Nursing CPD (1)
Thu, 20 Feb, 2020 6 PM - 8:30 PM
University of Newcastle, Callaghan
Free to members
Speaker: TODD TOBIN, Integrated Care Program Manager, Little Company of Mary, Calvary Mater