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Community Engagement | Nexus Primary Health



The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s 2018 Sidney Sax medal was awarded to Dr Paul Scown at the 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress Gala Dinner in Brisbane.

‘The Sidney Sax Medal is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and improvement of the Australian healthcare system in the field of health services policy, organisation, delivery and research’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said.

‘Dr Scown has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the Australian health sector in a career spanning almost four decades.

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The Nexus Afterhours Medical Neighbourhood Project encompasses a community development approach to engage with vulnerable communities outside of the usual 9am – 5pm business hours in Wallan and Kinglake.

As part of our project we are working with the community to create spaces that are safe, inclusive and welcoming for all. The project will also increase home visits, access to Allied Health & Specialist Services, including Telehealth appointments & alternative therapies.

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Eighteen-year-old Jorge doesn’t know where he would be today, had it not been for the care and support provided to him five years ago by his local community health service.

‘I was 13 and living in a family violence refuge with my mum and younger brother and, to make matters worse, I was getting really badly bullied at school.

‘I was really angry and confused and not sure how to deal with it – my thoughts often went to hurting others or to hurting myself.’

Enter Nexus Primary Health, one of 29 registered community health services across Victoria that deliver comprehensive ‘wrap-around’ health services to some of the state’s most disadvantaged people.

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“Wound Awareness Week” is a nationally recognised initiative to promote the importance of talking about wounds – especially the wounds that won’t heal! Talking about wounds is important as wounds affect everyone – do you know the wound warning signs?

Nexus District Nursing encourages members of the community to talk about their wound, ask for help, and most of all join together to BE WOUND WISE. With help you will find out that wounds don’t have to be for life and with treatment your quality of life will improve.

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Volunteering @ Nexus is a great way to support your local community regardless of your age, skills or experience.

Delivering Meals on Wheels makes nutritious food available to local people who are frail, aged or are living with a disability.

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Nexus Respite Care provides carers with a short break from their caring role to undertake daily activities.

Our service is confidential and respectful of your needs, circumstances and culture.

Respite Care is provided in your home or allocated venue and may be for a few hours or a day. Our skilled staff will work with you to understand and meet your individual needs giving your loved ones piece of mind.

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Over the holiday period the our Office Operating Hours are slightly different to what you might be used to.
The operating hours are as follows:
– Nexus GP SuperClinic Wallan: Open everyday except Christmas Day, on Public Holidays hours are 9am-5pm.
– Nexus Seymour, Broadford & Kinglake: Closed from Monday 25th December and re-opening Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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Nexus and the Wallan Neighbourhood House invites you to join them for Access All Areas Film Festival 2017/18 on 23rd November 2017 from 11am at Wallan Multipurpose Centre, 42 Bentinck Street Wallan with wheel chair access, open captions, accessible parking spaces/toilets and chill out area.

Please contact Wendy Kelly – Nexus Rural Access Worker on 1300 77 33 52 for further information.

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