Important Update: ATAPS Referrals over the Christmas/New Year break


ATAPS Referrals over the Christmas/New Year break Attention General Practitioners and other health care professionals who refer to ATAPS: Our office will be closed from Friday 19th December until Friday 2nd January, and will reopen on Monday 5th January. ATAPS referrals received during this time will not be processed until after the 5th of January.  Please also note patients referred to ATAPS from mid to late December may not be seen by...

admin, Wednesday 10 December 2014

Expression of Interest: Online Clinical Support Tools for General Practice


South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML) is pleased to announce that we have secured the following Online Clinical Support Tools for General Practices in Wyndham and Hobsons Bay. We are inviting EOI from those GPs who wish to have access to the following: ·         Map of Medicine internationally acclaimed care pathways solution which gives you the power to improve the decision making and referral quality at the point of care...

admin, Friday 3 October 2014

Diabetes Awareness Week: July 13-19, 2014


South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML) is calling on the community to better inform themselves about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and the preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing the chronic condition that affects 4.3% of the Wyndham community[1]. 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year and around 300 patients per day across Australia are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and...

admin, Monday 14 July 2014

Community Night Wrap-Up: Wyndham manning up to talk mental health


South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML) joined Wyndham local’s Chris McMinn and Luke Wenlock on June 21, to talk mental health and break down the stigma around mental illness. The event was organised and run by the pair, and successfully brought together more than 90 local community members and provided them with a chance to get to know their local mental health professionals, general practitioners and local government...

admin, Wednesday 2 July 2014

It's all about YOUth!


A-League soccer superstar, Archie Thompson joined SWMML on June 20 to take more than 170 local high school students on a journey to better health and wellbeing.After the success of last year’s ‘Youth Event’, the need for more health-focussed events aimed at youth in the community was evident in the feedback received from students and teachers, and SWMML's 2014 'It's All About YOUth' event was designed to target young people and talk...

admin, Thursday 26 June 2014

Primary Care Conference Wrap-Up


SWMML held its inaugural Primary Care Conference on May 24, at d'Olive Receptions in Point Cook. The event was a success, with over 120 registrations and drawing together more than 25 per cent of GPs within Hobsons Bay and Wyndham, and provided an arena for discussion and networking amongst the region’s highly skilled allied health and health service providers.The event offered a chance for all primary healthcare providers to address the...

admin, Monday 26 May 2014

International Nurse's Day


International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated annually on May 12 and this year SWMML would like to celebrate IND by recognising the great work undertaken by our nurses in the SWMML office, as well as thanking those in our wider community  and acknowledge their vital roles in running many of our nurse-led clinics. In celebration of the day, we asked our nurses what IND meant for them, and how their nursing experience has helped their role at...

admin, Monday 12 May 2014

World Asthma Day


On May 6, 2014 we will be recognising World Asthma Day, to help raise awareness of asthma management and care in the community. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide[1].  Its symptoms vary over time and in form but include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it can be treated and controlled. Through funding...

admin, Friday 2 May 2014

World Immunisation Week


April 24 marks the start of the World Health Organisation’s, ‘World Immunisation Week’, an international event held to raise awareness of vaccine preventable diseases and its important role in preventing the spread of diseases in the community. To emphasize the importance of immunisation in the community, South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML) will be providing local healthcare clinics with immunisation resources and is...

admin, Thursday 17 April 2014

SWMML Primary Care Conference 2014


Primary Care Conference The May Primary Care Conference program includes clinical updates on chronic kidney disease, dementia screening and management, mental health and diabetes. Free for doctors and nurses in SWMML area. To register complete this registration form and email to by May 9, 2014. For more information visit the event listing, here.

admin, Thursday 10 April 2014