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Exposure risk assessment matrices updated - 19th October 2021
Public Health Response Branch and Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) have updated the following matrices:
Factsheets provide guidance on paramedics’ role in palliative care - 19th October 2021
NSW Ambulance paramedics are able to assist people receiving palliative care.
MBS items available for third dose of COVID-19 vaccine - 19th October 2021
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a third primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine for severely immunocompromised populations.
Removal from hotspot list impacts telehealth service in South Western Sydney - 19th October 2021
South Western Sydney patients are no longer exempt from the “existing relationship requirement” for MBS telehealth services after the region was taken off the Commonwealth-declared hotspot list on Monday, 18 October.
Lockdown restrictions eased - 15th October 2021
With the first vaccination milestone reached, on Monday, 11 October the NSW Government began easing a number of restrictions which allow fully vaccinated adults to enjoy more freedoms.
South Western Sydney celebrates double-dose vaccination rate - 15th October 2021
As NSW begins to reopen today, South Western Sydney is celebrating an historic milestone with more than 70 per cent of its eligible population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Steptember - congratulations to all who participated or donated - 15th October 2021
Twenty-eight SWSPHN staff stepped up and out for Steptember in 2021, taking an impressive 7,543,940 steps – or almost a trip from Sydney to Perth and back – between 1 and 30 September to raise awareness and funds for people living with cerebral palsy.
Take time to be breast aware - 15th October 2021
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women. Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October provides a timely reminder for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impacts.
GPs uniquely positioned to assist in early intervention and prevention for mental health - 14th October 2021
Early assessment and support for mental illness is particularly important for children and young people to prevent negative long-term impacts. Many infants and children visit their GP frequently and these consultations present the ideal opportunity for early intervention.
Positive workplace culture promotes quality service delivery - 12th October 2021
Promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of our staff has always been an essential element in creating and maintaining a positive workplace culture at SWSPHN. Our comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Strategy has helped preserve this positive culture during the unique challenges presented by COVID-19 and supported our staff in the delivery of high-quality services to our community.

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