Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

Friday 10 Apr 2020

Coronavirus Update Bulletin The PHN is publishing a regular COVID-19 update specifically for our region. The subscription link can be accessed HERE. Access up to date clinical advice To provide General Practice with a centralised and single source of daily updated information, the PHN is, through its HealthPathways websites, curating information and advice from both the Commonwealth and NSW Health Departments. This information is accessible from...

Summer's bushfire smoke exacted a terrible toll

Tuesday 31 Mar 2020

New research has revealed that air pollution from the devastating bushfires this summer was responsible for more than 400 deaths and several thousand extra hospitalisations for heart and lung problems. Despite warnings from public health experts to stay inside as much as possible and be alert to exacerbations of chronic diseases, it appears that thousands of people were unable to protect themselves. Read article

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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Central Coast - CPR Training Arp 2020 (2)
Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 9 AM - 9 AM
7/4 Teamster Close Tuggerah NSW
$65
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.
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This session will cover: Alternative Flu Clinic set ups and processes during the COVID-19 pandemic Adapting to Telehealth consults Information on the 2020 flu vaccine strains Common questions surrounding vaccine timing and the Government vaccination program Billing considerations: Medicare vs...
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Adapting to Telehealth for Allied Health & Commissioned Services
Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Online event
FREE
Is your service struggling to adapt to using telehealth platforms in this fast-changing environment
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HR Responsibilities in the Workplace
Thu, 16 Apr, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online event
FREE
Have your HR and Employment Law Questions Answered
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Perform Peripheral Intravenous (IV) Cannulation - Maitland
Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 8:45 AM - 1 PM
72 Melbourne Street, East Maitland
325.00
The Perform Peripheral Intravenous (IV) Cannulation Program has been designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to safely perform a IV cannulation in a clinical setting. Evidence based, techniques for best practice, designed to gain or consolidate knowledge & skills in 2 key...
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Perform Peripheral Intravenous (IV) Cannulation Program - Erina
Fri, 24 Apr, 2020 8:45 AM - 1 PM
159B The Entrance Road Erina, NSW
$325
Perform Peripheral Intravenous (IV) Cannulation Program (HLTHPS009) The program is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care. This program has been designed to provide the student with the opportunity to gain or consolidate knowle...