Creating a healthy and connected community.
Operating as usual
As Internet access increases across rural Australia there is potential for online interventions to help overcome barriers and provide new avenues for improving farmers' mental health and wellbeing….
To read more please visit - https://bit.ly/Whatfarmerswantpublication
Yoga is CANCELLED this Friday 9th (TOMORROW) due to unforseen circumstances.
Yoga will resume next Friday 16th at 9.00am
This Friday - have a cuppa on us!
1 Physio appointment available tomorrow - be quick - 5588 2000. FREE for our members
The Harrow Bush Nursing centre was proud to help assist with the staging of this event.
Covid clinic this morning being run by WDHS. Lesley and Jane at the entrance which is through the waiting room.
July edition - enjoy. Please note that this is best viewed on a desktop device - not mobile.
WDHS is running the following AstraZeneca vaccine clinics:
• Harrow - Monday 5 July, 10am - 2pm
• Hamilton – Friday 9 July, 9.30am - 3.30pm
These clinics are for those requiring their 1st, or 2nd dose of AstraZeneca (a 12 week interval is recommended between 1st and 2nd doses).
To book visit https://wdhs.net/v2/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination/
Or call 1800 313 021
Please note, ATAGI have recently updated their advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Pfizer is now the preferred vaccine for people aged 16 to under 60 years.
However, people of any age who have had their first dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse events should continue to receive their second dose.
People under 60 may also choose to have the AstraZeneca vaccine, but need to sign a consent form.
For further information, please visit https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/learn-about-covid-19-vaccines/about-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine
In recognition of NAIDOC week.
Some more photos of Defensive Driving 2021 to enjoy.
Photos from Harrow Bush Nursing Centre Page's post
We are doing everything we can to keep our staff and consumers safe. Please note the following changes with regards to our QR check in:
✅We now have a new QR check in system through the SAVR screening tool. This code has replaced the one we have been using.
✅This new QR code is to be used by anyone entering the Centre (staff, clients, volunteers, contractors, visitors).
✅The new QR code will ask you a series of questions. A green tick means you are able to enter the building. If you do not get a green tick, you must speak to a nurse to enter the facility.
✅Reception staff can still assist people who do not have a QR scanner on their phone.
✅If you have any questions, please let us know.
Defensive Driving was again a fantastic success. Thank you to ADI instructors and all the participants. Thank you to Kevin who cooked the BBQ and to Lynne for her organisation of this very worthy program. Keep alert this time next year to book your child or yourself into this amazing training.
Just a reminder that as of today, we are implementing some non member fees. This is just another good reason to join up! :)
The first stage of consultation for our strategic plan has been completed. Go to this link to see the report with opportunity to let us know further if we have missed any strategic or action areas. Thanks so much for your participation.
Strategic Planning – Phase 2 – Strategic Areas and Actions for Feedback – Harrow Bush Nursing Centre Strategic Planning – Phase 2 – Strategic Areas and Actions for Feedback 01/07/2021/in Documents & Notices /by Operations AdminPlease download this PDF to view the strategic areas and actions which have been compiled from community engagement by Claire Edwards. This next phase will be to ensure w...
Have a Cuppa on us!
@ Harrow Cafe
Friday 9th July 9.30 to 11.30am
Reminder - we are running a FREE Firearms Safety Course at the Harrow Bush Nursing Centre on Monday 26th July from 6pm to 8.30pm. This certificate is required in order to obtain a firearms permit and will be run by Leading Senior Constable Darren Ferluga. Book now limited spots - 5588 2000
The Harrow & District Men's Shed have been busy creating some lovely items. We love this idea which is actually a fundraiser for the Shed. Recycled Timber Christmas Trees (think of it as a Christmas in July opportunity!). The large trees ($110) are made of recycled hard wood and feature very handy shelves to put your ornaments on at Christmas and anything else the rest of the year. The small trees ($70) are made out of recycled timber from packing crates. The trees can be painted green by the blokes or left raw for your or your children to paint how you desire. These will be made to order. You can place your order by calling us on 5588 2000 or send an email to [email protected] giving your name, contact number and the tree size you would like and if you want it/them painted.
Sizes - Small - approx 1.5m and Large is 1.8m in height. The widest part of the large tree is approx. 1 metre. Exact measurements will be posted next Thursday.
A wonderful opportunity for Harrow locals to get active!
ACTIVE FARMERS @ Pigeon Ponds
Have a cuppa on us....
For those who want to visit patients in Edenhope Hospital...
Visitor restrictions have eased! Whilst the facility will remain locked, two visitors are welcome to come and see patients and residents with a maximum of 5 per day per patient/resident. Please contact the hospital prior to visiting.
Urgent care is still available, please phone ahead if you can, otherwise ring the bell when you arrive.
The opportunities for Telehealth to access specialists and GP's are fantastic saving time, travel and money. Are you interested in how you can access this service specifically for your child? This is a wonderful initiative of the Ballarat Health Service to organise mock consultation Telehealth sessions where your child takes Teddy along for an appointment. Check it out!
Teddy Bear Telehealth Is teddy under the weather? Sign up for Teddy Bear Telehealth this school holidays so that teddy can have a health check up with medical, nursing and allied health students from our university partners.
Our visiting Physio, Alice shares about World Continence Week next week. Do you need to see a Physio? Alice visits fortnightly. This service is free for our members.
🌏 World Continence Week ✨
🚽 Continence is the ability to control your bladder and bowel
🧻 Incontinence is the involuntary or accidental loss of bladder and bowel control
👩🏼🤝👨🏻👩🏼🤝👨🏻 1 in 4 Australians experience some form of incontinence
👨👦 1.34 million boys and men in Australia experience incontinence
🚮 this year @auscontinence are focussing on providing #bins4blokes to support males experiencing incontinence
🙋🏻♀️ Pelvic floor trained physiotherapists can assess, treat and manage incontinence in males and females
We have rescheduled dates for the Mental Health First Aid Training in July. Be quick, there are limited spots available.
Today we farewelled Katrina who has been facilitating the WWSC Playgroup at the Centre. Every week Katrina welcomed lots of parents and small children to Playgroup. Thank you Katrina, we wish you well in your new chapter.
We have new dates for Mental Health First Training for the
12 & 13 July.
Please call 5588 2000 to book
We were thrilled to get our emergency trolley today! Thank you to donations raised from the Pancake Day and a generous donation from the Harrow RSL which combined helped us greatly to purchase this equipment 😁😁
Unfortunately the Money Smart workshop for Monday 21 June has been cancelled.
Australia’s top immunisation experts have updated their advice to recommend the Pfizer vaccine for adults aged under 60. Learn more about new advice from Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) at www.health.gov.au/COVID-19-vaccines
#COVID19vaccines #COVID19 #vaccinerollout
Have you done your bowel screen test?
The risk of developing bowel cancer rises sharply and progressively from age 50, but the number of Australians under the age of 50 diagnosed with bowel cancer has been increasing steadily.
That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms of bowel cancer and have them investigated if they persist for more than two weeks.
So what can you do?
If you’re over 50, complete and return your bowel screen test if you haven't already.
If you’re under 50, get to know the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and visit your GP if you have any concerns.
Almost 99% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully when detected in its earliest stage.
Visit bowelcanceraustralia.org for more information.
‼ Victorian border permits are no longer required by community members in the cross-border area between South Australia and Victoria, effective from midnight last night. ‼
Travelers will still need a permit to enter South Australia.
Cross-border community members may cross the border without a Victorian permit on condition that they do not have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms, are not a close contact of a person with COVID-19 and have not been to a red or orange zone in the past 14 days.
RSA and Barista training at HDSC has been cancelled for the 30 June. We hope to plan for this opportunity again in the future.
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