COVID-19

Information for health professionals working in South Western Sydney

Updated: 7 May 2021

Find local COVID-19 information for health professionals below:

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Updates on COVID-19 can also be found in Practice Pulse
- our monthly newsletter for GPs

 

Health professionals can access information about free and accredited training modules for people involved in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

Vax   COVID-19 vaccination training program

 

Useful links for primary healthcare providers

NSW Health COVID Resources:

Department of Health COVID Resources:

Other useful COVID Resources:

Availability of temporary COVID-19 MBS telehealth items extended (26 April 2021)

The Australian Government has extended the availability of temporary COVID-19 MBS telehealth items until 31 December 2021. The government will continue to review the ongoing role of COVID telehealth to support the pandemic in the short term, while planning permanent post-pandemic telehealth arrangements with peak doctor groups.
To read Health Minister Greg Hunt's statement

 

PPE
Mask distribution in South Western Sydney
Our PHN is committed to delivering masks to practices across all seven local government areas 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 our COVID-19 Response Coordinator at covid19@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: 

 

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resources & information 
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COVID-19 resources in various languages

Settlement Council of Australia COVID-19 resources

 

Updates from the Chief Medical Officer

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) 2021 newsletters for GPs: 
Friday, 7 April
Friday, 30 April
Friday, 23 April
Friday, 16 April
Saturday, 10 April
Thursday, 1 April

 

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


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

 

Find more COVID-19 information for health professionals on this website