New Mobile Aged Care X-Ray Service celebrates milestone

Friday 15 Feb 2019

Residential aged care facility patients on the Coast are being spared unnecessary visits to local hospital emergency departments thanks to a new mobile X-ray service. The service has been jointly funded by Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network. CCLHD Chief Executive Dr Andrew Montague and Primary Health Network CEO Richard Nankervis met today to celebrate 500 visits to re...

Wellbeing grants available to empower drought affected communities

Monday 4 Feb 2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community-led activities that build resilience during the big dry. The Empowering our Communities grants will fund: Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improv...

Alcohol & other Drugs scholarships for Central Coast GPs

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

The PHN has established a GP Scholarship Project offering Central Coast GPs short term paid placements within interesting clinical areas of the Central Coast Local Health District. These placements will offer GPs an opportunity to update their knowledge and skills by working in a supervised environment with local specialists and their clinical teams. There are two Alcohol & Other Drugs placements currently, working with Dr Ian Chaussivert, an...

Share your views on culturally responsive healthcare

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

NACCHO and the RACGP are working on health initiatives and want your input. The survey is open until 15 February, and your ideas are welcomed on current issues including; improving quality of 715 health checks; clinical software and the implementation of the National Guide; and culturally responsive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Click here to participate in the survey.

Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Forum

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

On February 7, 2019 the PHN is hosting a Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing Community Forum at Newcastle Town Hall. Featuring key speakers including Patrick McGorry and Jason Trethowan (headspace CEO), the forum will:  Provide information on accessing available Youth Mental Health Services in our region Highlight youth mental health issues amongst local young people Give an opportunity for young people to share their journeys with mental he...

EVENTS & EDUCATION
FEB
19
Gloucester - Aboriginal Health in General Practice
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 6 PM - 8:30 PM
32 Denison Street Goucester, 2422
FREE
Registration & meal from 6pm (meal provided) Session to begin at 6:30pm It is important for general practice staff to be aware of the needs of their Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients, and to provide culturally appropriate care. This workshop will include: The importance of ‘identificat...
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19
Update in Sexual Health and Hepatitis C (Moree)
Tue, 19 Feb, 2019 6:30 PM - 9 PM
211 Balo Street Moree
Free
This update for Medical Practitioners, Nurses and Practice Nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers in Aboriginal Medical Services, hospital and community settings aims to increase participants’ confidence in the screening, testing, management and treatment of STIs (part...
FEB
20
Newcastle - Practice Nurse Mastermind Network Meeting #1 2019
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Suite 11 125 Bull Street Newcastle West, 2300
FREE
Key discussion topic for February Meeting: Navigating Menopause - What's it all about? Symptoms & treatment options. Cancer screening, diet, BP & cholesterol. Speaker: Dr Sally Sweeney Following on from last years successful Practice Nurse Mastermind Network meetings in Newcastle, HNECC Primary Heal...
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20
Armidale - Diabetes Alliance Master Class #3
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019 6:30 PM - 9 PM
92-96 Dumaresq St Armidale, 2350
FREE
Registration from 6:30pm, meal from 6:45pm, education starts at 7pm. Part 3 of a 3 part series. Presented by Dr Judy LuuEndocrinologist  Session will cover: Up-to-date education on diabetes complications, monitoring and prevention strategies including during pregnancy. Recognising how to screen ...
FEB
21
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE - Forster
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 9:00 AM -
Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 4:30 PM
Breese Parade, Forster
$50
The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisi...
FEB
21
ENGAGING MEN EFFECTIVELY: Short Course in Male Health Promotion
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 9:00 AM -
Fri, 22 Feb, 2019 5:00 PM
18 – 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta NSW
$400 - $500
The EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENGAGING MEN Male Health Promotion program equips allied health, human service, education, community workers and industry professionals with knowledge and skills to work more effectively with males, with the aim of improving the health, psychological, educational and social ...