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INFECTION CONTROL

Influenza is about. See our 'Alerts' section for more information.

 
 

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

 

EMERGENCY CLINIC

Doctor and nurse clinic for urgent medical problems. Each day from 10.30am to 12 noon. No appointment required. Beginning 13 Nov 2017.

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.

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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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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Surgery Hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 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

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

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Latest news

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

Influenza is circulating in the community

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NSW Health have advised that influenza is circulating with cases increasing over the past few weeks.

Immunisation remains the best way to prevent influenza illness and vaccines are available at the surgery.

Symptoms of influenza include fever and chills, muscle aches and joint pains, extreme tiredness and cough. Children may also have vomiting and/ or diarrhoea.

Influenza is spread mainly through contact with droplets made when an infected person coughs or sneezes, infectious droplets can also be picked up from  surfaces where they have landed.

The best way to minimise the spread of infectious droplets is to  cover you mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands regularly, stay at home until you are well and make sure if you are coming to the surgery you let reception know that you are unwell so we can take precautions to avoid spreading the virus.

Further information is available on the NSW Health Flu page www.health.nsw.gov.au/flu

 

Impending Retirement of Dr Vandenbergh

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After long and careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from general practice after no fewer than 44 years in various roles in primary care medicine. Effective date will be August 25 2017.

The decision was far from easy, but the prospect of battling inequitable government policies – a series of decisions which over time have eroded the manner in which doctors should be able to work, with a fair Medicare rebate so patients may obtain the best care with minimal impact on their wallets – is becoming increasingly unappealing.

Inevitably, the current Medicare and regulatory environment in which we are supposed to, and do, deliver the very best patient care, is having its impact on the work environment and practice as well. This, understandably, creates its own stresses, which after all these years I find increasingly difficult to cope with.

Overall, my time as a GP has been a very gratifying one, and I shall miss the patients who have made it all so worthwhile for so long. However, the time has come to look after myself and my family, and enjoy a few more years of productive retirement with them, and enjoy my grandkids and my little sailboat.

I wish to thank my patients for having put their trust and faith in me: I am sure that overall the working relationship between us has been a satisfying one.

 

Dr Hein Vandenbergh

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

2017 Influenza immunisation

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Government funded vaccinations are available for:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children aged 6 months to <5 years
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons aged ≥15 years
All persons aged ≥65 years
All persons aged ≥6 months who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes.
Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy).

Patients who are not eligible for the government funded vaccination are able to purchase the vaccine for $15.

Please call 44762999 for further information.