The information on this page is the latest information and resources to provide AMS and ACCHO Support.
The Western NSW Primary Health Network recognises and appreciates the unique role our Aboriginal Medical Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations play in delivering health services and support tailored specifically to meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in our region. We endeavour to do our best to support you during the COVID-19 response.
We have created this section of our website specifically for AMSs and ACCHOs to access relevant resources and information specific to Aboriginal people and health services.
Healthdirect Hotline: 1800 022 222
Public Health Unit: 1300 066 055
If you require clinical advice on matters relating to Communicable Diseases or other Public Health issues outside of normal hours, please contact your nearest Public Health Unit.
Bathurst: 0428 400 526
Dubbo: 0428 400 526
Broken Hill: 0419 917 426
Amber Alert Issued by NSW Health
Given the current context of local transmission, NSW Health has advised LHDs / SCHNs to escalate to a moderate risk level (Amber).
This requires all health workers to wear a surgical mask if they are within 1.5m of patients. Patients are also required to wear a mask, where possible.
This advice applies to hospital and community health settings and came into effect on Friday 24 July 2020.
RACGP is supporting this new directive from NSW Health for all healthcare workers to wear a face mask when physical distancing is not possible. This applies to all face-to-face consultations, regardless of symptoms.
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Note: WNSW PHN is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and update and develop our pathways and links accordingly.
If you identify any errors or inconsistencies or are aware of any new or emerging critical changes that are relevant, please email the Media & Communications Coordinator.