Providing better care...Promoting better health

 

We are expecting!!

In early 2019, The Lighthouse Surgery will be welcoming Dr Fatima Sana Ullah, Dr Christopher Darragh and Dr Sara Bialczyk to the team.
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headspace

headspace provides tailored and holistic mental health support to young people. headspace is at The Lighthouse Surgery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

 

EMERGENCY CLINIC

Doctor and nurse clinic for urgent medical problems. Each day from 10.30am to 12 noon. No appointment required.

 

TEEN CLINIC

Starting 14 November 2017. Providing local teenagers with the opportunity to talk to one of our nurses about a range of issues in a non-judgmental environment. Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm to 5pm • No appointment necessary • Confidential • Free of charge

Visit Narooma Lighthouse Surgery

Our aim is to provide the best holistic and patient centred health care on the south coast. Team work and supporting each other is our strength.

Our focus is very much centred on preventative health care, however, as we do not have access to a hospital in Narooma, our team are used to dealing with all types of acute situations and often become the first port of call for our patients in an emergency.

Call us on 02 4476 2999 to make an appointment.

Surgery Hours

Monday to Friday- 8.30am – 5.00pm

Emergency Clinic- Monday to Friday
10.30am-12noon   no appointment required

Saturday- Walk-ins from 9.00am to 12noon

Teen Clinic- Tuesdays and Thursdays
2pm – 5pm

headspace- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

After hours

Moruya Hospital 02 4474 2666 HealthDirect GP Helpline 1800 022 222

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Patient Support

We encourage patients to participate in decisions about their health care. Our GPs value patient input in providing care based on individual needs. We offer interpreter services, patient transport, tax & medical subsidies.

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Surgery Hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am – 5.00pm

Emergency Clinic

Monday to Friday

10.30am-12noon   no appointment required

Saturday
Walk-ins from 9.00am to 12noon

Teen Clinic

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2pm – 5pm

headspace

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

After hours
Moruya Hospital 02 4474 2666
HealthDirect GP Helpline 1800 022 222

Find us

Our Services

  • Mental health plan and consultations
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes annual cycle of care
  • Indiginous health services
  • Local children’s immunisations
  • Local children’s birthday medicals
  • Palliative care

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Latest news

Here’s the latest medical alerts and tips for general well being below.

National Immunisation Program Schedule changes

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From the 1st of July 2018, The National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule have implemented changes to the Childhood Immunisation Schedule to improve protection against meningococcal, pneumococcal and haemophilus influenzae type B diseases. The changes include:

  • At 12 months of age, children will receive a meningococcal ACWY vaccine (replacing meningococcal C vaccination);
  • At 18 months of age, children will receive the booster Hib vaccine dose, protecting against haemophilus influenzae type B (previously given as a combined vaccine with meningococcal C at 12 months)
  • At 2,4 and 12 months of age, children will receive a pneumococcal vaccine (instead of at 2, 4 and 6 months)

In addition, maternal pertussis (dTpa) vaccination for pregnant women has been listed on the NIP to guarantee its ongoing access and availability.

For further information and resources

The resources are available for download or order online though the Department of Health website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/default.aspx

Australian Technical Advisory Group Information for Immunisation Providers: https://beta.health.gov.au/resources?f%5B0%5D=field%20audience%3A446

NSW Health Immunisation Schedule Changes FAQ’s: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/schedule-changes.aspx

Or ring the Lighthouse Surgery on 02 44762999 and talk to one of our nurses!

 

Have you registered for “My Health Record” (eHealth)

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My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. You can control what goes into it, and who is allowed to access it. You can choose to share your health information with your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

Ask our friendly staff to find out more information.

To register click the link below,

https://myhealthrecord.gov.au/internet/mhr/publishing.nsf/Content/home

Whooping cough immunisation

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Whooping Cough (pertussis) is an extremely contagious respiratory infection which causes uncontrolled coughing and vomiting and can be particularly dangerous for babies under the age of 12 months.

Whooping cough is spread through respiratory droplets, which can be transmitted in the air through coughing and sneezing, or from close contact with an infected person. In a household where someone has whooping cough, an estimated 80-90% of the non-immunised contacts of that person will acquire whooping cough.

A history of having this disease does not mean life-long immunity, therefore vaccination is still necessary. Whooping cough vaccination is available for free to children through the National Immunisation Program Schedule and to pregnant women in their third trimester (preferably at 28 weeks) and is available at the surgery. Family members and people who have close contact with babies in the first weeks of life are recommended to have a whooping cough vaccine 2 weeks before having contact with the baby – this is available on prescription from a doctor.

For more information on whooping cough and the whooping cough vaccine:

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/pertussis.aspx

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-pertussis

Shingles immunisation

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Shingles (Herpes-zoster) is a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus. The shingles rash occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus is reactivated in the nerve tissue, causing inflammation of the nerves

Once you have had chickenpox, the virus can stay in your nervous system for many years and can become active again and give you shingles. Shingles can spread through direct contact with an uncovered rash. 1 in 3 people will develop shingles in their lifetime. As a person gets older, the risk of getting shingles increases.

The shingles vaccine is provided free for people aged 70 years under the National Immunisation Program. There is also a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 – 79 years until 31 October 2021. If you are eligible and would like to receive a free shingles vaccine, please call and book an appointment with our Practice Nurses. Please be aware that this vaccine is not safe for people who have a compromised immune system.

If you are not eligible to receive the free vaccine, you are able to purchase the vaccine on prescription – a doctor appointment is required.

For more information on the shingles vaccine:

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-herpes-zoster

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/adult_vaccination.aspx#shingles