Apr

18

2019

Healthy Towns South West Rocks: April Update

Co-design is still underway for Healthy Towns in South West Rocks, with several projects being defined and scoped before implementation.

Practitioner Breakfast with South West Rocks GPs

South West Rocks GPs were invited to attend a Healthy Towns practitioner breakfast in early April to provide further feedback on clinical issues raised during the consultation process. GPs will help to co-design solutions that Healthy Towns can fund to help alleviate GP access issues.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Larah Kennedy on 0429 058 954 or email [email protected].

My Emergency Dr App

The My Emergency Dr app pilot has been extended to 30 June 2019 to provide additional time for South West Rocks residents to trial the service with a referral from their GP.

The app does not replace the need for calling 000 in an emergency, but allows access to an emergency room doctor via video conference if a patient can’t get in to see their regular GP. The service can provide prescriptions and order further testing, and may help save South West Rocks residents the 40-minute drive to Kempsey Hospital Emergency Department.

Click here for more information about the service.

Cooking for 1 or 2

Healthy Towns is partnering with the Mid North Coast Local Health District to provide cooking and nutrition classes for residents who find themselves living alone, or cooking for just themselves and one other.

The course will run over five weeks and will be free for local residents. Start dates will be announced shortly.

What’s Next?

Expressions of interest are still open to help form the community garden committee in South West Rocks. If you would like to be involved, please contact Larah Kennedy on 0429 058 954 or email [email protected].

Update provided 21 April 2022.

As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.

Our email address – [email protected] and our phone number – 02 6621 3500 will remain the same as in the past. Only the address changes for a while.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.

Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic

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Contact our Education Team

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Nigel Cronin
Senior Manager, Education
[email protected]
0437 169 786
02 6627 3390
Based on Bundjalung Country in Lismore

Bronwyn Thirkell
Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation and Education and Events Coordinator NNSW
[email protected]
0437 027 751
02 6618 5445
Based on Bundjalung Country in Ballina

Krissi Devlin
Education and Events Coordinator MNC
[email protected]
0447 407 473
02 6659 1808
Working days: Monday Thursday.
Based on Gumbaynggirr Country in Coffs Harbour

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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