COVID-19

Information for health professionals working in South Western Sydney

Updated: 6 July 2020
 

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.

 

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

Aged Care - information for residental facility staff & health providers
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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resources & information 
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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.
 

Updates for Primary Healthcare Providers
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Public Health Advice - Melbourne hotspot - NSW Health (added 6 July 2020)


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

 

 

COVID-19 testing clinics in South Western Sydney

Help your patients find out more about COVID-19 testing options in their area. These easy-to-follow information sheets available in English, Arabic and Vietnamese can be downloaded and printed. Share them with your patients. 

Download icon phn blue COVID-19 Testing options in SWS (Patient info) - English
Download icon phn blue COVID-19 Testing options in SWS (Patient info) - Vietnamese
Download icon phn blue COVID-19 Testing options in SWS (Patient info) - Arabic
Download icon phn blue COVID-19 Testing options in SWS - Simplified Chinese
Download icon phn blue COVID-19 Testing options in SWS - Traditional Chinese
Download icon phn blue COVID-19 Testing options in SWS (Patient info) - Assyrian

You can also find more information on the COVID-19 testing for community members page.

 

 

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.



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 novel coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Liverpool Public Health Unit (South Western Sydney LHD) 

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


healthdirect helpline

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
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