Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is launching a new campaign to encourage residents to stay connected to their healthcare providers.
As concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue and Winter begins, WNSW PHN’s new campaign is aimed at reminding locals that their complete physical and mental well-being remains the main priority for health professionals across the region.
WNSW PHN CEO, Andrew Harvey, says the region’s General Practices, Pharmacies and Hospitals are safer than ever to visit.
“Local people should feel as welcome and comfortable as ever to visit their usual GP and pharmacy right now, or to attend the hospital or other healthcare organisation.”
“The infrastructure that is now in place with the region’s Fever and Respiratory Clinics, the infection control measures and the extensive training that’s been undertaken by healthcare professionals across the region to counter COVID-19 means they are perfectly prepared to respond to all appeals for assistance,” Mr Harvey said.
Mr Harvey says that everyone should still be seeking health advice as they would normally.
“Those who require regular check-ups or are managing ongoing health issues should be maintaining regular contact with their healthcare provider, but even those that are suffering from little niggles should seek advice as they have the potential to become much bigger problems if left untreated.”
He added “People can feel safe and comfortable to seek help and rest assured that our region’s healthcare professionals are just as willing and able to provide assistance when and where it’s required.”
Dr Ai-Vee Chua, a Dubbo GP and Chair of WNSW PHN’s Western Clinical Council, is the face and voice of the campaign that will be seen and heard on commercial television and radio channels across the WNSW PHN area from Monday June 1.
Residents needing assistance in locating relevant, local healthcare providers are encouraged to visit the WNSW PHN Healthcare Service Directory at HealthServiceNearMe.com.au