Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

 

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 the HealthPathways Health Alerts section of the home page.

For General Practices and Primary Care Clinicians in the Hunter New England region this will be at:  https://hne.communityhealthpathways.org/

For General Practices and Primary Care Clinicians on the Central Coast it will be: https://centralcoast.healthpathways.org.au/

Please note these portals are for clinicians only and require passwords for access.

Access can be granted via the following link:

https://hne.communityhealthpathways.org/LoginFiles/RequestLogin.aspx?topic=RequestAccess


Distribution of Masks

In early February the PHN received a supply of masks to distribute to general practices across our region. Since then our Primary Care Improvement Officers have been coordinating their distribution adhering to the Department of Health guidelines.

We are aware that there are practices that require further supplies, and to assist in their distribution general practices are asked to complete the 

Surgical Mask Request form to assist our team with mask requirements for their practice. 

Should you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Kim Booth via email kbooth@hneccphn.com.au


Community Respiratory Clinics

The PHN is coordinating the establishment of community based respiratory clinics to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and help alleviate the pressure on general practices and hospitals.

The first of these clinics has opened at Raymond Terrace Family Practice. For details on how the clinics will operate click here to view a short video.


Latest COVID-19 statistics

Click here for the latest NSW COVID-19 statistics 


Business Continuity Resources

The PHN has collated a range of resources that provide details for primary care providers on business continuity support during the COVI-19 pandemic.

Click here to access the resources. 


Information for the General Public

If members of the general public are after up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) then we recommend the following sites that contain the evidence based guidance, advice and resources.

PatientInfo  are websites that provide up to date Coronavirus resources and links.

Central Coast PatientInfo   https://www.ccpatientinfo.org.au/ 

Hunter New England PatientInfo  http://www.patientinfo.org.au

NSW Department of Health

Commonwealth Department of Health