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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout FAQs

Please see below the first version of Frequently Asked Questions in response to the recent Vaccine roll-out EOI. A second iteration will be provided over the coming days with further information as it becomes available.

FAQs - Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine roll-out – General Practice EOI process -Version 2

COVID-19 Vaccine General Practice Preparedness

COVID-19 Testing Clinics

Central Coast Clinics

Hunter New England Clinics

Information for General Practice

The PHN recommends that all primary health care clinicians utilise its HealthPathways sites as a centralised and single source of updated information on COVID-19.


HealthPathways Links

Please note these portals are for clinicians only and require passwords for access - Apply for access

Distribution of Masks

The PHN has a supply of masks that can be distributed to general practices via Department of Health guidelines.

If your practice requires masks please complete the Surgical Mask Request form.

Should you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Kim Booth via email kbooth@hneccphn.com.au

Masks for Allied Health

The Primary Health Network has received a supply of surgical face masks for Allied Health. Providers can request surgical masks using this Request Form.

Telehealth

A Primary Health Network telehealth resource page has been established to assist is the implementation of telehealth for primary care providers.

Community Respiratory Clinics

Six clinics operate in our region to test patients with mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms, reducing pressure on general practice and hospital emergency departments. They are intended to provide holistic care for people presenting with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, and are not just testing centres.

Respiratory clinics have implemented thorough infection prevention and control protocols to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. They provide assessments and testing for all people with symptoms to detect cases and allow them to be isolated as early as possible.

For advice on that latest referral criteria we recommend you check our HealthPathways site at COVID referral > Testing > Public.

Latest COVID-19 statistics

Get the latest NSW COVID-19 statistics.

Business Continuity Resources

The PHN has collated a range of resources that provide details for primary care providers on business continuity support during the COVI-19 pandemic.

Access the resources.

COVID-19 Training Resources for Residential Aged Care

A seven module training program for Residential Aged Care, including toolbox videos and resources is available for download. Resources are available to download individually or collectively via a zip file.

Access training resources.

Capacity Tracker

The capacity tracker is an online tool where a Residential Aged Care Facility, General Practice or Aboriginal Medical Service can provide real-time data to help the Primary Health Network identify issues early and assist primary care providers with support for the continuity of care.

It is fast, secure and completely free.

Register Now

Information for the General Public

If members of the general public are after up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) then we recommend the following sites that contain the evidence based guidance, advice and resources.

COVID-19 news and information in multiple languages

SBS's dedicated multilingual COVID-19 information site is a valuable resource for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The Dept. of Health is also providing a range of Coronavirus information resources including fact sheets, guidelines and other publications translated in multiple languages.

Get PHN News for your region