Country SA PHN is the new health network set up to service the country regions of South Australia, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery while improving the coordination of patient care. Established by the Federal Government, we exist to bridge the gap of health inequity and access in rural South Australia by building a collaborative and responsive health care system.
Recent increase of Shigella cases
The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has identified a recent marked increase in cases of Shigella infection in the Port Augusta, Ceduna, Far North and West Coast regions. There is also a current outbreak of shigellosis in the Northern Territory.
Carer Gateway is an Australian Government funded service providing practical information and support to Australia's 2.7 million carers. Many people looking after someone else don't think of themselves as carers, they just see caring as what they do to help their families, friends or people in their communities. Carers that contact the Carer Gateway can be confident that they will recieve trustworthy advice relevant to their caring situation.
Programme to reverse or slow functional decline in older people – short term packages available in SA
The Commonwealth Short Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme is an early intervention programme which aims to reverse or slow ‘functional decline’ in older people and improve wellbeing.
Important update for all users of the Sanofi Diabetes Mobile Application (APP)
Sanofi wish to advise that the Sanofi Diabetes APP has been removed from the Apple APP store and the Google Play store as of 18 May 2017.
Update on availability of BCG vaccine
No BCG vaccine registered by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been available for use in Australia since December 2015. It is not certain when a registered BCG vaccine will be available on a secure basis.