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 Unconscious patient Severe shortness of breath …Details
Flu Vaccinations As we are now officially entering Spring, please consider a flu vaccine if you have not already had one this year. Late Winter and early Spring is the time when the Flu Virus is at its most prevalent. If you are planning to travel in the next four months a flu vaccine…Details
There is a change in the roll out of the My Health Record from the initial Opt-In to an Opt Out system. From now and until 15 October 2018 patients can choose not to have a My Health Record. If by this date they have not opted out, a record will be created for them.…Details
Update at 1/8/2018. This has been an unprecedented year for flu vaccinations. This clinic has immunised a far greater number of patients in 2018 than over previous years. The Health Department are providing weekly updates with regard to supply of the various funded flu vaccines and their availability. At this date we still have a…Details
Listed below are countries with current health alerts for travellers. If you are planning a trip over the next few months, please take the time to read up on any disease outbreaks pertinent to the destinations you are visiting. It is advised to make an appointment with your GP at least 6 weeks prior to…Details
Download our Summer Newsletter in pdf format here.
The current issue covers:
- Tips for staying well in the heat
- Sunburn prevention
- Travel and hygiene tips
- 4 Steps of asthma first aid
- How to handle tick bites
- Introduction to stress and the festive season
Download the complete Summer Newsletter in pdf format here.
Our Spring Newsletter 2017 is now available.
This issue covers:
Information on Influenza (flu)
Spring clean your medicine cabinet
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
Avoiding DVT when travelling
Recipe: Lemon and honey chicken salad
You can download our Autumn 2017 Newsletter here or browse individual articles from the links below: Travel Health Alerts Staying Healthy through the Winter months Meningococcal A,C,W,Y secondary school vaccine program and Schedule catch up If your Doctor has recommended a low fat diet – here are some ideas… Simple ways to cut down on…Details
Listed below are countries with current health alerts for travellers. If you are planning a trip over the next few months, especially as School Holidays begin on 1/7/17, please take the time to read up on any disease outbreaks pertinent to the destinations you are visiting. These “Travel Health Alerts” have been resourced from the…Details
1. Boost your diet Eating foods that are high in vitamin C will help keep your immune system strong, so include fruit and vegies such as lemons, kiwifruit, capsicum and broccoli in your weekly shop. If you’re struggling to get the recommended two serves of fruit and five serves of vegies each day, try juicing…Details