News and Health Updates

After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in News & Health Updates | Comments Off on After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222

After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222

How do people use the helpline? When a person calls the helpline, their call is answered by a registered nurse who triages the caller. If the nurse determines that the patient would benefit from speaking to a GP, the patient will then be transfered to a helpline GP. The GP talks with the person, assesses their condition, makes a diagnosis and provides medical advice. When callers are advised by either the telephone nurse or GP that they need to see a health professional immediately, they are referred to the most appropriate face-to-face after...

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Advance Care Directive

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in News & Health Updates | Comments Off on Advance Care Directive

Advance Care Directive

As part of the Advance Care Planning process, you may decide to write an Advance Care Directive.  An Advance Care Directive records your specific wishes about treatment that you would like to have in the event of life-threatening illness or injury, and any treatments you would refuse.

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Your Personal eHealth Record

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in News & Health Updates | Comments Off on Your Personal eHealth Record

Your Personal eHealth Record

Register for your personal My Health Record at the Department of Health and Ageing website where you’ll find a wealth of information on what it contains, and how to register to access your own, and your children’s personal record. In summary: “A personally controlled eHealth record is a secure online summary of your health information. You control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. Your My Health Record allows you and your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share your health...

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