Health

Let’s do this: Campaign launched to boost vaccination

THE NSW Government has launched the next phase of its statewide COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people across NSW to get vaccinated. Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said the ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign is designed to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations so we can all get back to doing …

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Tough restrictions announced: COVID statement from the Premier

GIVEN the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour. From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the following additional restrictions will be in place: · Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people …

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Bosses may disagree but taking a sickie is good for you

WHEN I was an ordinary staff member some years ago, I went to great lengths to carefully organize a good ‘sickie.’’ This took some careful planning, with preliminary coughing on Tuesday and Wednesday and growing increasingly “hot”. This was followed by the old: “I feel really crook and I’m worried I might give it to …

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Westmead’s new world-class hospital officially opened

MORE operating theatres, patient rooms and world-class services, including two new Emergency Departments, are all part of Westmead Hospital’s new 14-storey clinical tower officially unveiled today. Staff and services began relocating to the new hospital building in February, with both the adult and children’s Emergency Departments now open to the public. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the …

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The app that is helping dads through fatherhood

A PROGRAM that helps new and expectant fathers through the physical, mental and emotional challenges of parenthood, launched last year, will continue throughout this year in Western Sydney. The ‘Focus on New Fathers’ program sends texts to dads, offering valuable health advice and links into pathways to ensure support options are available. Western Sydney Local …

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Local specialist delivers critical trauma care 

LOCAL emergency medicine specialist, Dr Chris Cheeseman, will be one of the first doctors in Australia to fly to patients in need of emergency medical care in CareFlight’s new world-class helicopter. Launched at Sydney Opera House last week, the Airbus H145 is one of the most advanced aeromedical helicopters in the world and the first aeromedical aircraft of its …

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