Clinical Services

December 2019

Heat and bushfire smoke

19/12/19

NSW Health is reminding people to be cautious about heat and smoke exposure during the extreme heatwave that is forecasted for NSW this week.

Medical Advisor in Environmental Health, Dr Adi Vyas, said as temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-40s and with persistent poor air quality from bushfire smoke, people are urged to take extra precautions.

“Being indoors during the heat of the day is the best way to keep cool. Minimising physical activity, staying well hydrated are also important ways of reducing the risk of heat-related illness. Staying indoors and reducing activity are also the best ways to reduce exposure to smoky air,” Dr Vyas said.

“Heat puts lot of strain on the body and can cause dehydration, heat stress and heat stroke. It can also make underlying conditions worse. People over the age of 75, people with chronic conditions and those who live alone are most vulnerable.

“Some signs of heat related illness include dizziness, tiredness, irritability, thirst, fainting, muscle pains or cramps, rapid pulse, shallow breathing, vomiting and confusion.

Simple precautions can reduce the risk of heat-related illness:

 

  • avoid the heat of the day by staying indoors and keeping cool by using air-conditioning, fans and drawing blinds and curtains closed

  • keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water

  • check on vulnerable neighbours, friends and family by telephone or in person if it is safe for them to do so

  • plan ahead for hot days

Contact for more information

NSW Health media line

9391 9121

media@health.nsw.gov.au

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of NSW Health

Aggression is never ok

19/12/19

This festive season, NSW Health is running a public awareness campaign to the public to remind the community that aggression against our NSW Health hospital staff is not acceptable.

This social media campaign runs from 2 December 2019 to 28 January 2020, to coincide with the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day holiday period.

To view the videos that have been created of a few NSW Health hospital staff discussing the impact of aggression on their roles, visit the NSW Health website.

Contact for more information

Daniel Foley

MOH-SCE@health.nsw.gov.au

Submitted by Afrah Fazli on behalf of NSW Health

Western Sydney General Practice end of year operating hours

19/12/19

Dural Medical and Skin Cancer Clinic. Contact 9002 5539.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: Closed

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 8.30am - 2.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Emerald Medical Centre Quakers Hill. Contact 9626 6733.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 9.00am - 9.00pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: 9.00am - 1.00pm

  • Boxing Day 26 December: 9.00am - 1.00pm

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 9.00am - 1.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Emerton Medical Centre. Contact 9675 5651.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: Closed

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Excelsior Family Medical Centre, Guildford. Contact 9681 4056.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 7.30am – 5.30pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 7.30am – 6.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: 7.30am – 5.30pm

Family Doctors Berala. Contact 9646 2636.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: Closed

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Harbourside Medical Centre, Wentworth Point. Contact 9166 9940. 

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 8.00am – 4.00pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 8.00am – 4.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Hills Doctors, Westmead. Contact 9689 3799.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: Closed

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Hills Family General Practice, Rouse Hill. Contact 8850 0488.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: Closed

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Jersey Rd Medical Practice, Hebersham. Contact 9625 2472.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 9.00am – 6.00pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Kellyville medical centre. Contact 8598 0478.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 8.00am – 5.00pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 8.00am – 4.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Lidcombe Medical Centre. Contact 8084 4821.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 7.00am – 10.00pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: 8.00am – 10.00pm

  • Boxing Day 26 December: 8.00am – 10.00pm

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 7.00am – 10.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: 8.00am – 10.00pm

Living Waters Family Medical Practice, Seven Hills. Contact 9624 6644.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 9.00am – 6.00pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: 9.00am – 4.00pm

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Malvern Road Medical centre, Glenwood. Contact 9836 3628.

  • Christmas Eve 24 December: 8.00am – 12.30pm

  • Christmas Day 25 December: Closed

  • Boxing Day 26 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Eve 31 December: Closed

  • New Year’s Day 1 January: Closed

Contact for more information

WentWest Limited

8811 7117

support@wentwest.com.au

Submitted by Jenny Harrison on behalf of WentWest

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