Newsletter January 2019 – Chickenpox

Newsletter January 2019 – Chickenpox

31 Jan 2019Newsletter January 2019 – Chickenpox

Just before we closed for Christmas we saw lots of young children with Chickenpox. We’ve put together some key information to keep you informed. Chickenpox, also known as Varicella is a highly contagious viral infection. It causes well defined small red spots which blister and can be both incredibly itchy and uncomfortable. People are usually […]

Newsletter December 2018 – Seasons Greetings

18 Dec 2018Newsletter December 2018 – Seasons Greetings

With Christmas fast approaching, everyone here at Turn the Corner would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all our wonderful patients and their families. It’s been another busy year, with lots of new faces joining our team. We are all taking a short break over the Christmas period and look […]

Newsletter November 2018 – Antibiotic Awareness

11 Dec 2018Newsletter November 2018 – Antibiotic Awareness

Antibiotic resistance is a serious issue impacting us here in Australia, as well as elsewhere around the world. All of us have a part to play in reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics and we hope that you can be part of the solution. We also understand how hard it is when you have a sick child and you are told […]

Newsletter October 2018 – Polio

25 Oct 2018Newsletter October 2018 – Polio

Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea   The following recommendations have been issued by the Department of Health: Australian residents planning to visit PNG for less than four weeks should be up to date with their polio vaccination. Australian residents travelling to PNG intending to stay for longer than four weeks should have a documented polio […]

Newsletter September 2018 – Cervical Screening

25 Sep 2018Newsletter September 2018 – Cervical Screening

With the weather getting a bit warmer why not get out of the city and try to recreate this photo? It is taken from the top of the Lerderderg-track, about an hours drive from Melbourne.  More ideas of great Victorian walks can be found at the Parks Victoria website or using the Parks Discovery app. From October […]

Newsletter August 2018 – My Health Record

25 Aug 2018Newsletter August 2018 – My Health Record

In an earlier newsletter we shared some information about the changes that are happening to the My Health Record. Since then, new legislation has been announced which strengthens privacy provisions. One of the key changes prohibits police and government agencies access without consent unless a court order has been obtained. To read the full media release click […]

Newsletter June 2018

27 Jun 2018Newsletter June 2018

​$1 from every consult at our clinic goes towards helping the villagers of Ghandruk get access to better health care. My husband and I met during a trek in Nepal in 2008, and this is something we still do together ten years on. It was amazing to be able to visit, see the improvements and […]

Newsletter May 2018

30 May 2018Newsletter May 2018

The colder weather has most definitely arrived! We have been very busy vaccinating many of you against the flu. We are out of private flu vaccines due to a very limited quantity being available this year. Supply of the government funded influenza vaccines has also been affected. We are grateful for your understanding and patience […]

Newsletter April 2018 – Influenza Vaccines

25 Apr 2018Newsletter April 2018 – Influenza Vaccines

If you are one of the many people who have asked about flu vaccines, then hopefully this newsletter will answer some of your questions. The information is taken from experts in the field and will hopefully provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision this flu season. What is influenza? Influenza, […]

Newsletter February 2018

25 Feb 2018Newsletter February 2018

Well-being support, available when you need it. Professionally trained counsellors are available 24/7 to listen, support and encourage you to connect with others and improve your wellbeing. Call 1300 096 269 for support. Important update on Meningococcal Disease We have continued to see an increase in the number of Meningococcal cases over the past few […]