SNHN News – July ’16

SNHN News – July ’16

SNHN celebrates its first year of operation

July 2016 marked 12 months since Sydney North Health Network opened its door in St Leonards and began operating as a PHN (primary health network).
PHNs were established by the Australian Government under a mandate to “increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes and Improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.”

While improving patient outcomes is our focus, we collaborate with our local healthcare partners including the NSLHD, local GPs, Allied Health providers and services at a system level to improve the delivery of primary healthcare.

CLICK HERE to learn about some of SNHN’s 12 month milestones.

We’ve moved!

Sydney North Health Network has moved office.

New receptionSNHN has relocated to a new office next to St Leonards station.

Come and visit us at our new address: Level 1, Building B, 207 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065.

We are now even easier to find and more convenient to travel to – within walking distance of both St Leonards station and Royal North Shore Hospital.

All other contact details including our telephone and fax numbers and email addresses remain the same.

General Practitioner- Clinical Editor(s) HealthPathways Program
Contract Opportunity – available for a minimum seven hours a week
  • Innovative new business in health – not for profit
  • Opportunity to be part of the HealthPathways Program
  • Competitive hourly rate

CLICK HERE for further information

CLICK HERE To view other current health related job vacancies in our region

Dying to Know Day (D2K) – 8 August 2016

Sydney North Health Network will be joining the GroundSwell project and holding a morning tea on Dying to Know Day Monday 8 August. Dying to Know day (D2K) is annual day of action which is dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

The event is also about building death literacy to enhance the practical know-how needed to plan well for end of life.
Meaningful value based end of life planning occurs at any age and regardless of our health status. We build our death literacy through experience and being hands-on, caring and supporting people. SNHN staff will take part in games and activities to promote conversation.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this initiative.

Caring for Cognitive Impairment

Sydney North Health Network is committed to improving knowledge and care practices of people with cognitive impairment, improving their transition to and from hospitals, assessment, development of care plans and ongoing follow up resulting in better outcomes for patients and their families.

SNHN has joined the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign which aims to create a platform for collaboration and sharing of good practice.

The first Caring for Cognitive newsletter features a case study that illustrates the aim of the campaign; showcases Dementia Training Study Centres as supporting organisations and their role in the campaign; and provides resources.

CLICK HERE to read the full newsletter.

Enquiries: e: cognitive.impairment@safetyandquality.gov.au

Winners are Grinners!

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) wrapped up the financial year with a region wide membership drive speaking to GPs, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Practice Nurses and other Allied Health Providers about the benefits of becoming a member. As an added incentive all members who joined in the period went into the draw to win one of three new iPad Pros.

Carrie Leung, a Pharmacist from Berowra Heights, was the first to be drawn. Her interest in joining the Network was based around providing the best possible treatment for the customers in the community pharmacy where she works. “We are often the first point of contact for anyone with a health related issue,” she said “I’m interested [in joining SNHN] to see what sort of healthcare services are available in the region, and how patients can be referred to access these.”

Her reason was echoed by the other two winners; St Leonards based Clinical Nurse Consultant, Emma Floyd, and Neutral Bay GP, John Galicek who were interested in referring patients to accessible primary health care to prevent unnecessary visits to hospitals.

The drive was hugely successful attracting nearly 300 new members and raising the profile of the services SNHN provides to the Northern Sydney region.

Membership is a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest health news and research as well as form professional networks with likeminded healthcare colleagues. Joining is completely free and, as well as providing the opportunity to have a say on current and future health programs, members receive priority access to continuing professional education events, support, services, resources, advice, and networking events.

If you’re interested in joining or would like further information CLICK HERE.

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