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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.

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

Be prepared and stay well these holidays

With the holiday season almost here, COORDINARE has joined forces with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SLHD) to encourage people to be prepared this summer period.

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

Social prescribing project: Feedback loop 2

COORDINARE recently commenced the second feedback loop of its co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in the South Eastern NSW region.

COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project

COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project

COORDINARE has recently commenced a co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in our region.

Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched

Friendly Faces Helping Hands website launched

The ACI Rural Health Network announced the launch of a refreshed Friendly Faces Helping Hands website to acknowledge National Carers Week and the silent and unwavering commitment our carers contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities each and every day.

Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register

Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register

Immunisation is an essential health service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health professionals must maintain routine immunisation services and ensure on-time vaccination according to the current recommended schedules.

Funding to support palliative and end of life care 

Funding to support palliative and end of life care 

COORDINARE has recently announced funding to support two initiatives for palliative and end of life care.

Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year

Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year

Congratulations to Dr Duncan MacKinnon who has been named the NSW/ACT General Practitioner of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our local communities and celebrate their achievements.

Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community

Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community

eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.

SPDS Update

SPDS Update

The SPDS project (which incorporates PIP QI requirements) enables practices to partake in holistic population-level continuous quality improvement activities, in partnership with COORDINARE.

Ready for COVID Care through innovation

Ready for COVID Care through innovation

An innovation partnership involving the region’s three major health services is ready to be trialled, providing local residents with access to a Virtual Community Care Centre.

Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW

Improving communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care in Southern NSW

Following the development of a Palliative and End of Life Model of Care, COORDINARE and the GP Liaison Officers are working with the Southern NSW LHD Palliative Care Service on ways to improve communication and coordination of palliative and end of life care for people in Southern NSW.

Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley

Improving osteoarthritis and osteoporosis care in the Bega Valley

NSW Health has initiated a number of Leading Better Value Care projects designed to ensure best practice care is provided to people accessing local health services.

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Meet our GP Liaison Officer: Dr Nicolas Smoll

Dr Nicolas Smoll is the new GP Liaison Officer (GPLO) for Eurobodalla in a position co-funded by COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD).  

We spoke to Dr Smoll about what he hopes to achieve in this role and what motivates him as a rural GP.

GPLO ongoing funding confirmed

GPLO ongoing funding confirmed

COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD) are pleased to announce a funding extension for the four Southern NSW GPLO roles out to 2021. The ongoing funding commitment by both organisations has been based on the positive impact the GPLOs have made over the past year.

Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record  (Yellow Card)

Maternity update: Revised Antenatal Record (Yellow Card)

Most women see more than one antenatal care provider throughout their pregnancy, sharing clinical communication via the NSW Health Antenatal record card (the “yellow card”). However, recent audits have revealed that this yellow card is not always used effectively.