Caring for COVID-19 Positive Patients

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Western Sydney, more of our general practices are faced with the challenge of caring for COVID-19 positive patients. As of 22nd August 8pm, Cumberland is our most affected LGA, with 1,810 COVID-19 cases, followed by Blacktown with 1,297, Parramatta with 382 and 88 in the Hills district. 145 patients are being cared for in hospital, and over 1,000 cases […]

COVID-19 Resources for Practices

With COVID-19 numbers rising in Western Sydney, we recognise the essential work of primary care professionals in successfully delivering the vaccine rollout, stopping the spread of COVID-19, and protecting our community. The following resources are designed to help your practice deliver safe, quality care to your patients and staff during these challenging times.   Access […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Patient’s Experience

  Jenni is a pharmacist working in a Western Sydney hospital and was one of the first people in her community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated on the first day of the rollout at Rosedale Medical Practice, Jenni shared that she was very pleased that her GP was amongst the first selected by the […]

Western Sydney COVID-19 Vaccination Hubs – access for those eligible as 1b

The Western Sydney COVID-19 Vaccination Hubs are now opening to all people categorised as 1b under the NSW Health COVID-19 Vaccination roll out plan. People eligible for vaccination under Phase 1b are: Healthcare workers currently employed and not included in Phase 1a Household contacts of quarantine and border workers Critical and high-risk workers who are […]

Tonight COVID-19 Local Update and Vaccination Strategy Webinar

We are hosting a COVID-19 Local Update and Vaccination Strategy webinar for all health care professionals in Western Sydney tonight Thursday 21 January at 6:30pm. The Department of Health has announced that the Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program will commence from mid to late February 2021. General Practice will play a significant role in the roll […]

Management and Testing During COVID-19 Outbreaks in RACF

COVID-19 outbreaks in residential aged care facilities (RACF) in Sydney and Victoria have demonstrated the critical role general practice plays in mitigating the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak for residents who are vulnerable members of our community. For this reason, our Practice Development team partnered with the Western Sydney Local Health District and Public Health […]

Supporting Your Wellbeing: Self-care Resources for Health Professionals

We understand that health care professionals across Western Sydney are working tirelessly on the frontline of crisis, particularly in recent months due to bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. While you take care of others, it is important that your wellbeing is prioritised too. It is important that during this time of increased community anxiety that […]

Have You Registered Your Workplace as a COVID Safe Business?

Wendy Modernell, WentWest Quality Management Systems Coordinator, following our COVID Safe Plan.  Businesses in Western Sydney are registering as COVID Safe, including practices, offices, and workplaces across the health care industry. The COVID Safe program provides information and support to meet COVID-19 related safety obligations, while showing patients, staff, and the general public a strong […]

COVID-19 Testing in Western Sydney

As the number of COVID-19 cases in NSW remains low, increased testing is crucial to ensure new cases or outbreaks are identified and managed rapidly. There is now laboratory capacity to approximately double the volume of testing for COVID-19 in NSW. General practice has a continuing role in promoting testing and ensuring appropriate measures are in […]