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Sep

24

2020

Mobile Testing Clinic Visits Byron Bay for the Holidays

A mobile COVID-19 testing clinic will be stationed in the centre of Byron Bay for the duration of the NSW school holidays.

Sep

24

2020

Telehealth Extended to March 2021

The Australian Government has extended Medicare-subsidised telehealth until 31 March 2021. Telehealth aims to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and provide protection for patients and health care providers.

Sep

23

2020

Queensland Border Zone Expansion

The Queensland border zone will expand on 1 October. The zone will now include the Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes local government areas.

Sep

21

2020

Support to Stop Drinking During Pregnancy

Many women find it hard to stop drinking alcohol while they are pregnant. Support without judgement is just a phone call away.

Sep

21

2020

Beyond Blue Offers Support Through New Language Resources

Beyond Blue has created a series of mental health support resources in a range of languages other than English.

Sep

17

2020

Nursing in the Community Week Shines a Light on Nurses’ Dedication

Australian nurses and their immense contribution to our community is being recognised this week.

Sep

16

2020

NSW Health Service Access Update

Have you travelled to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days? If so, you may be subject to restrictions when entering health services in NSW.

Sep

10

2020

Putting the Focus on New Dads

A free program to help new and expectant fathers through the challenges of parenthood is being rolled out in Northern NSW.

Sep

08

2020

BreastScreen Bus in Evans Head

The North Coast BreastScreen Bus will be back in Evans Head from 9 – 24 September.

Sep

02

2020

Shortage of Hormone Replacement Therapy Patches

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is advising of a shortage of Estradot hormone replacement therapy transdermal patches due to manufacturing issues.

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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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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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