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New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates and expects most Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW will pass the Government’s 80 per cent COVID vaccination target soon, if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

Breast Screen NSW services update

Breast Screen NSW services update

BreastScreen NSW has advised that screening services are being resumed in some areas.  

BreastScreen NSW is currently inviting clients in limited locations to have their breast screen and as clinics re-open, they will be prioritising women who had their appointment cancelled during the suspension.

Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability

Benefits campaign linked to increased vaccine availability

A campaign to increase COVID vaccination rates in the eleven local government areas in South Eastern NSW was launched today by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN.

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.

COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member

COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member

COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce Paul Knight as the first Aboriginal Board member and inaugural Chair of the soon-to-be established Aboriginal Health Council for the region.

Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic

Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic

A Head to Health Pop Up service is now available to support the mental health of people of all ages in South Eastern NSW, struggling during the extended lockdown.

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative to increase awareness of the support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District, as we work together across the region to keep our…

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Today marks the launch of the Mental Health Lived Experience (Peer) Work Framework to ensure people with experience of mental illness continue to shape and deliver the district’s mental health services.

Call for over 60s to get vaccinated

Call for over 60s to get vaccinated

COORDINARE is urging people aged 60 and older to book their AstraZeneca COVID vaccine appointment as soon as possible. According to Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, supplies of AstraZeneca are readily available through the combined primary health workforce.

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.

Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce

Update on PPE equipment for primary health workforce

Personal protective equipment (PPE) stock from the National Medical Stockpile has been made available to PHNs to support all primary health care professionals in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

New strategic plan released

New strategic plan released

We are very pleased to present COORDINARE’s Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023. This plan outlines how we will achieve our vision - one coordinated regional health system that provides exceptional care, promotes healthy choices and supports resilient communities.

South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

Community spirit is vital to the resilience and recovery of towns and villages impacted by natural disasters and to the emotional healing of individual community members. Following the 2019/20 bushfires, COORDINARE invited local organisations in bushfire-affected communities to apply for funding for community projects.

Supporting patients with diabetes during COVID-19

Supporting patients with diabetes during COVID-19

This National Diabetes week (11 - 17 July), COORDINARE sat down with Dr Kathy Michelmore of Lakeside Medical Practice to ask her about the challenges and importance of managing patients with Diabetes in the context of COVID-19.

Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story

Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story

Over 150 general practices in South Eastern NSW are administering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy. It has been nearly 12 weeks since Jo Lill received the COVID vaccine at her local general practice and she intends to get her second dose of AstraZeneca.

NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place throughout the region from 4-11 July, embodying this year's theme - Heal Country!

The National NAIDOC Committee explains that this year's theme - Heal Country - calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our…

Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story

Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story

People over 70 were amongst the first people offered the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first phase (Phase 1a) of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.