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
WRAD CALLS FOR END TO STIGMA
23rd Nov 2022
WRAD has increased its services and called for an end to stigma as the economic and social costs of addiction spirals. A new report launched this week at Parliament House in Canberra estimated addiction in Australia to cost $80 billion a year. The report titled Understanding the Cost of Addiction in Australia by KPMG and…
WRAD fears people missing out on life-saving medication
22nd Nov 2022
WRAD fears people in south-west Victoria could be missing out on a potentially life-saving medication, Naloxone, Naloxone is available as an intranasal device (Nyxoid), and can completely reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. However, WRAD operations manager Mark Powell said it seemed not enough people know about the medication. “If you take opioids for…
Events to help people understand addiction
12th Oct 2022
Two events in Portland and Warrnambool this month will help people to better understand addiction. The free Understanding Addiction community support and education events for families and friends will be held at the Warrnambool Library & Learning Centre 8 Kepler St, Warrnambool Tuesday October 25 from 5:30—8:30pm and Portland Library 32 Bentinck St, Portland Wednesday…
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.
Emergency call 000
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
Or click on the links below for help.