Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine) will be provided free for eligible people aged 70-79 years of age on the NIP (National Immunisation Program) from 1st November 2016

This is the first funded adult immunisation program in Australia in 10 years and presents an important opportunity to all patients in this age group. Shingles is a common condition that can have serious complications, especially in people over 70 years of age.  One in three people will develop shingles in their lifetime with 97%…

What is an emergency? & What should I do…

Call an ambulance for the following: ·       Chest Pain that could be of cardiac origin ·       Anaphylaxis (having administered the Epipen first) ·       Potential of stroke, (facial droop, limb weakness, difficulty communicating) ·       Head injury resulting in vomiting, drowsiness, changed behaviour ·       Uncontrolled bleeding / including nose bleeds ·       Unconscious patient ·       Asthma not responding…

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter 2016 is here! Download the PDF here or click on an article title to read more. In this edition: (Click on a topic to read the full article) Flu Vaccination Information Current Travel Health Alerts Zostavax (Shingles) Vaccination Program For 70 Year Olds My Health Record HotDoc on-line appointments Help us to…

8 ways to beat the winter blues…

8 ways to beat the winter blues… 1. Make your environment brighter. When your body is craving more daylight, sitting next to an artificial light can be quite effective. Opening blinds and curtains, trimming back tree branches, and sitting closer to windows can also help provide an extra dose of sunshine. 2. Eat smarter. Certain…