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Free kids flu vaccines

26 July 21 – Uncategorised

With all of the attention on COVID-19, it’s easy to forget that there are other viruses still circulating in our community that we can take measures to protect ourselves and our children from. Every child aged between six months and less than five years is eligible for the free vaccine. If your child is five…

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Update on COVID-19: Vaccines and screening

13 July 21 – Uncategorised

💉We are currently administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination. All patients aged over 60 are eligible for this vaccine. We are also able to administer the vaccine to people under 60 if it is their preference. We will take some extra time to discuss the risks and benefits with you. ⏰When should you get your second…

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Men’s Health Week

14 June 21 – Uncategorised

The health of men in Australia is pretty good isn’t it? Why do we need a week about it? Good question! Because the health status of males in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of females. More males die at every stages through the life course, more males have accidents, more males…

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Vasectomies

5 June 21 – Uncategorised

Each week we are highlighting a service Huon Medical Group provides to the community. This week we explore vasectomies with Dr Dora von Conrady. What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that divides the tube (vas), which carries sperm from the testicle, in order to achieve sterilisation. There are 2…

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Reconciliation Week

31 May 21 – Uncategorised

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we practice, the Melukerdee People (Huon Valley) and Nuenone People (Bruny Island) of the South East Nation and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We are taking action on reconciliation by encouraging our Aboriginal and Torres Strait patients to identify in order…

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Cardiology service

22 May 21 – Uncategorised

Each week we highlight a service our group provides to the community. Cardiology Tasmania was founded in 2019 by Dr David Russell, and is primarily a community outreach cardiology service, delivering a high-quality specialist cardiac diagnostic services to rural and socio-economically disadvantaged regions of Tasmania, including the Huon. The service includes cardiologist consultations and echocardiography…

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COVID VACCINE UPDATE

17 May 21 – Uncategorised

We are now able to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to adults over the age of 50 at our practices in Huonville, Cygnet and Bruny Island It is anticipated that an alternative vaccine will be offered to adults under the age of 50 later on in 2020. We are fitting the vaccine clinics in around…

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COVID-19 vaccinations *Updated 22/3/2021*

18 March 21 – Uncategorised

Huon Medical Group is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community. To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This will…

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February 2021 – What’s happening this month?

4 February 21 – This month in focus

Each year 1,510 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia and 1046 women die from the disease. There is no effective screening program for ovarian cancer, so the best way of detecting the disease is to know the signs and symptoms. In Australia, the overall five year survival rate for women diagnosed with ovarian…

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

8 December 20 – Uncategorised

Due to staff leave, appointment availability will be limited over the Christmas and New Year period. Cygnet patients can attend the Huonville practice in the week between Christmas and New Year. When the practices are closed patients are able to access an on-call doctor via HealthDirect and GP Assist on 1800 022 222. Huonville practice…

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Registered Psychologist – Full Time Position

1 December 20 – Uncategorised

The Huon Medical Group has always been focused on excellence in health and wellbeing service delivery to our patients. We have developed a truly multidisciplinary team as we strive to make our community healthier. We are pleased to announce the opportunity for a full time (1.0 FTE) Registered Psychologist to join our multidisciplinary team which…

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November 2020 – What’s happening this month?

17 November 20 – Uncategorised

Movember – not just for men! – be a Mo Sista International Men’s Day – 19th November Latest news and updates Movember – it’s all about men’s health this month.  Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be…

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Influenza vaccinations

17 April 20 – Vaccinations

We are pleased to announce that our influenza vaccinations have arrived and flu clinics have commenced. We strongly recommend all of our patients receive the influenza vaccination every year, but particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have ordered extra private stock of vaccinations this year in anticipation of increased demand.  We are opening up appointments in our flu…

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Telehealth update & flu vaccines

27 March 20 – Update

Regular patients of our practices will have noticed that we are starting to shift our usual face to face consultations to telephone and videoconsultations (“telehealth”). Conducting telehealth consultations is not a new to the Huon Valley Health Centre – we have been doing them since 2011. The coronavirus pandemic is not going to be resolved quickly, and for…

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Looking after your mental health during a crisis

25 March 20 – Update

Our way of life has changed significantly over the last few weeks. It feels surreal, like watching a movie at the cinema. There are new terms to get used to, like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self isolation’; future social events, things we were looking forward to, are being ‘cancelled’.   What we can and can’t do is changing on a…

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Coronavirus update 1 April 2020

18 March 20 – Update

This is a pandemic.We have a Pandemic Plan in place. Our Pandemic Plan is at the Targeted Actions stage. What we are doing as practices We at the Huon Valley Health Centre have implemented a number of changes to the way we deliver care to our community in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. This may…

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