March 19, 2021
The Handbury Medical Suites, incorporating WRAD, has been invited by the Department of Health to commence Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccinating from mid-April 2021. Consistent with the COVID-19 Vaccines National Rollout Strategy, vaccinations under Phase 1b will be available for:
– Elderly adults aged 80 years and over;
– Elderly adults aged 70-79 years;
– Other health care workers; –
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people > 55 –
– Adults with a specified medical condition; –
– Adults with a disability who have a specified underlying medical condition; –
– Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.
These vaccinations are not limited to our patients, but can only be given to those with a valid and up-to-date Medicare card.
Further information is available from https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines
The Vaccine Eligibility Checker can be located at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
The Consent form for COVID-19 vaccination can be located at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-consent-form-for-covid-19-vaccination
Bookings will be essential and are subject to vaccine availability. Initial expressions of interest can be directed to email@example.com
NEW AFTER-HOURS CARE OPTIONS FOR SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA
23rd Jun 2022
A new after-hours service to provide general practice, mental health and alcohol and other drug support will be introduced for the Warrnambool region. The Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) incorporating Handbury Medical Suites, has received funding from PHN Western Victoria to trial the evening service for 12 months from July 4. WRAD operations…
VAADA MEETS IN WARRNAMBOOL
19th Jun 2022
Victoria’s peak alcohol and other drug organisation has used its first board meeting in Warrnambool to call for destigmatising of AOD issues. The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) also used the visit to add its voice to the push for the proposed Lookout Residential Rehabilitation Centre. The VAADA Board met in Warrnambool on Friday…
SHORT STORY COMPETITION TO HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY
06th Jun 2022
People in recovery from substance misuse can share their stories and inspire others to follow their lead in a writing competition organised by the Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD). The short story competition across the Great South Coast will follow the theme Change, Challenge and a Brighter Future in Recovery. The inaugural writing…
The WRAD Centre’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of those in the South Western Region of Victoria affected by Addictive behaviours and to promote optimal enjoyment of life.
The WRAD Centre seeks to provide comprehensive, holistic support and treatment to individuals and others affected by addictive behaviors and associated issues.
The philosophy of harm minimisation underpins the delivery of all programs offered by WRAD. This principle recognises that people in our society use both licit and illicit drugs, and that drugs can be used in ways that are more or less harmful to individuals, families and society. Harm minimisation offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.
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For medical issues call South West Healthcare 55 631666
For mental health issues call SWH emergency dep't 55 631 666 or 1800 808 284
For drug and alcohol issues call Directline 1800 888 236
For Lifeline call 13 11 14
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