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    • OCTOBER 15, 2020
    Check your skin – it could save your life

    Check your skin – it could save your life

    With Summer on our doorstep and Aussie skin cancer rates among the highest in the world, it’s time to put on the sun protection and a reminder to be checking our skin.

    According to our skin cancer management GP Dr Thilan Walgamage, we need to be checking our skin every month “it’s not just a quick once over” he says “think of your skin like a road map – check head to toe and study your spots and moles and take notice of any changes. In the early stages of skin cancer development, you’re the one with the best chance to see changes”.

    Thilan’s advice is that if you see something NEW, CHANGING or UNUSUAL get it checked by trained professional right away. It could be skin cancer. This is what you should look for…

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    • SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
    Medicine reviews are proving good for patients and doctors

    Medicine reviews are proving good for patients and doctors

    It’s just over 12 months since we announced the appointment of our clinical pharmacist Jo McMahon. The clinical results and feedback from our clinical team and our patients are impressive.

    “I have checked blood results and calculated renal function for hundreds of medicines to ensure that the dose is correct. Patients discharged from hospital who need to understand changes that have been made to their prescribed medicines can be followed up and I can liaise with the patient’s community pharmacy if required.”

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    • SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
    A warm Spring welcome to Dr Bronwyn Henderson

    A warm Spring welcome to Dr Bronwyn Henderson

    As we greet these first days of Spring, it seems fitting to be extending a warm welcome to Dr Bronwyn Henderson. Dr Henderson is the newest member of our practice GP team taking our tally of GPs joining us since August 2019, to six . This team of six now comprises doctors Nadira Khan, Shenoa Holliday, Gareth Carroll, Polina Smerdova, Lisa Brown and Bronwyn Henderson.

    Bronwyn started her clinical career in 2005 as an intensive care paramedic and clinical education tutor in Auckland. Since 2017 she  has been a resident medical officer and an emergency department registrar at Wollongong and Shoalhaven hospitals. In March Bronwyn was appointed an occasional locum emergency department (ED) registrar at Moruya and Batemans Bay Hospitals.

    Dr Henderson is now consulting Tuesday to Thursday at our Moruya practice.  

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    • AUGUST 12, 2020
    Eurobodalla Coronavirus update

    Eurobodalla Coronavirus update

    Eurobodalla has six active cases, with three cases related to the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club having been released from isolation and are no longer infectious, however still have lingering symptoms.

    In the last 24 hours (as @ 1400 11 August 2020), three new cases have been confirmed in the Eurobodalla. The cases are all known close contacts of a recently identified case in Batemans Bay.

    One case is linked to Batemans Bay High School, with another case linked to Batemans Bay Public School.  The third case is not linked to either school.

    Both Batemans Bay High School and Batemans Bay Public School have each had a confirmed case of COVID-19 attend whilst infectious. Both schools are closed to enable cleaning to take place. The two cases did not attend any before or after school care services or catch any school buses.

    Contact Tracing & Isolation
    The Public Health Unit is working closely with the schools involved.

    Staff and students who attend the schools and are identified as a close contact will receive an SMS informing them of this status.  This SMS notification for students will also be sent to parents and carers. Close contacts will also be provided with additional information about testing and isolation. If your child is identified as a close contact and you are unable to isolate from your child, you will be required to self-isolate for the same 14-day period, along with anyone in the household who is unable to isolate from the close contact. Continue reading for more important information and links

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