COVID-19

Information for health professionals working in South Western Sydney

Updated: 25 September 2020

Find local COVID-19 information for health professionals below:

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Information pages for Primary Healthcare Providers

NSW Health

Department of Health

Other useful links

 

Updates for Primary Healthcare Providers 
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PPE
Mask distribution in South Western Sydney
Our PHN is committed to delivering masks to practices across all seven LGAs as they become available through the National Medical Stockpile.
If your practice requires masks urgently, please continue to contact your PSO or call us on 4632 3000 to request masks.

Any practices actively testing patients for COVID-19 are asked to contact COVID-19 Response Coordinator Lisa Nguyen at lisa.nguyen@swsphn.com.au so we can flag with the Australian Government Department of Health for future resourcing.

 

These suppliers currently have stock of PPE for purchase (updated 4 September 2020):


Collection of nasal and throat swabs - guidance
(added 18 June 2020)

COVID-19 Mental Health Support & Services

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For information about mental health services available in South Western Sydney and the referral process - see our Mental Health - information for health professionals page.

Specific COVID-19 mental health information, support, tools and resources for local residents is available on our COVID-19 Community Mental Health page.

Aged Care - information for residental facility staff & health providers
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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resources & information 
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Updates from the Chief Medical Officer
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Latest news from the Australian Government Department of Health - statements from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on coronavirus (COVID-19), clinical updates and Chief Medical Officer's press releases.

Read the CMO coronavirus (COVID-19) newsletter for GPs: 
Friday, 28 August
Friday, 4 September
Friday, 11 September
Friday, 25 September


Media Releases 
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Information Helplines 
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Coronavirus Health Information Line

Call this Australian Government Department of Health phone line if you are seeking information on COVID-19. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

phone PHN blue icon 1800 020 080
 

Liverpool Public Health Unit (South Western Sydney LHD) 

phone PHN blue icon (02) 9794 0855

After Hours - Phone: (02) 8738 3000
(Liverpool Hospital) - ask for Public Health Officer on call


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Community members can call this number to speak to a registered nurse about their health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

phone PHN blue icon 1800 022 222

healthdirect.gov.au

 

See COVID-19 information
for community members