SOUTH WESTERN MELBOURNE

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

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

After Hours medical care over the Easter Holidays

 

Emergency Departments will be busy over the holiday period. To avoid waiting times, we are encouraging all residents to keep Emergency Departments for emergencies only. For non-urgent care, call or visit your local doctor and check their opening hours over Easter and find out how to use their After Hours service. To view our directory of local clinics and their opening hours click here and always contact the clinic prior to...

admin, Tuesday 8 April 2014

Laverton Community Grants

 

Community health and wellbeing grants of up to $20,000 are available, for grassroots projects that are of benefit to the communities of Laverton and Laverton North. Preference will be given to applications which seek to promote healthy lifestyles, respond to issues faced by culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and children and youth; or seek to address matters of social isolation and mental health.   Click to download a...

admin, Tuesday 11 March 2014

Kidz Talk: Providing Support for Children and Families

 

On February 17, South Western Melbourne Medicare Local in partnership with drummond street services, launched the child mental health service, Kidz Talk for children aged 0-11.   The program will provide a no-cost, enhanced service for children in the Hobsons Bay and Wyndham areas by supporting children at risk of developing, or who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional, mental health or behavioural difficulties.   In addition to...

admin, Wednesday 5 March 2014

Osteoporosis costing all Australians

 

South Western Melbourne Medicare Local (SWMML) is calling on communities and health care professionals to better inform themselves about the prevalence of osteoporosis and the preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing the disease. SWMMLs efforts to combat the prevalence of a disease that affects 4.74 million Australians over 50[1], follows the findings of a report released last year for Osteoporosis Australia...

admin, Monday 24 February 2014

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Protect yourself and your lover too!

 

Sexually-transmitted infections are on the rise in Wyndham and Hobsons Bay, following statistics released by the Department of Health for the period of 1 January to 4 February 2014. Statistics show that there has been a 19 per cent increase in reported cases of Chlamydia in the Wyndham area compared to this time last year, with 1636 cases of Chlamydia reported state-wide. Gonorrhea is the second highest sexually transmissible infection in...

admin, Wednesday 12 February 2014

Kicking Kris Kringle

 

Christmas is a time of giving, and over the recent holiday season staff at SWMML decided to give back to the community, by replacing the office Kris Kringle with a donation to Altona-based not-for-profit organisation, Latitude: Directions for Young People. Over $800 worth of food and goods were donated and used to make hampers that were distributed over the month of December and SWMML staff's generousity meant no-one missed out. Latitude...

admin, Thursday 23 January 2014

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