Want to know more about what Gold Coast Primary Health Network has been doing to improve the health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community? Find out more by viewing our recent media releases below.
For all media enquiries contact the Communications Team on 07 5635 2455.
The Gold Coast has launched its Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, bringing together individuals with a lived experience, health services and the community, to support a holistic approach to suicide prevention on the Gold Coast. See the full media release…
The annual Australian Rotary Mental Health Symposium being held on the Gold Coast today (August 19) has never been more timely, with crisis care a feature of the agenda. See the full media release…
A new pilot program to help local residents struggling with alcohol and drug (AOD) addiction in the comfort of their own homes has been launched on the Gold Coast and has already been credited with being a life changer for participants. See the full media release…
While push ups might not be in their role description, a group of Gold Coast health professionals are completing 3318 push-ups over 25 days in June, to highlight the number of people who died from suicide across Australia in 2019. See the full media release…
From May 3, 2021, local residents aged 50 and over have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccination, as part of the expansion of the national COVID-19 rollout, in line with advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), prioritising the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged 50 years and over. See the full media release…
The first patients on the Gold Coast are today receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations through their local GP, as Phase 1b of the rollout begins today through general practices, Aboriginal Community Health Centres and GP led respiratory clinics. See the full media release…
Gold Coast residents have the opportunity to receive free online training to learn how to help save a life from suicide. See the full press release here.
headspace Upper Coomera is today celebrating the opening of its doors, providing a vital new mental health service for young people in the growing northern corridor. See the full press release here.
A roadmap for working together to address the mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug needs of the Gold Coast community has been launched this morning. See the full press release here.
The Way Back Support Service, officially launched today on the Gold Coast, will provide three-months-of support in the critical period after someone has attempted suicide. See the full release here.
Recent data has shown that of Gold Coast residents who have visited a respiratory clinic for COVID-19 testing, only 31.6 per cent of those aged 18-65 were men, compared to 68.4 per cent of women, prompting calls from Gold Coast Primary Health Network for men with respiratory symptoms to make sure they get tested. See full release here.
The Gold Coast’s first and only dedicated COVID-19 testing clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people opened today at Nerang.
The Kalwun COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic is a partnership between the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and Kalwun Development Corporation. It has been funded by the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion COVID-19 response package and supported locally through Gold Coast Primary Health Network.
Testing options for people with respiratory symptoms have been expanded across the Gold Coast, with a new respiratory clinic now open in Hope Island, to test for COVID-19.
Read full release here.
Social distancing and physical isolation might be the norm to slow the coronavirus, but maintaining social connections during the pandemic is key to keeping mental health positive.
Gold Coast local mental health professionals, Primary & Community Care Services (PCCS), have taken their art exhibition ‘This is Us’ online to continue to engage with people and maintain morale. Read full release here.
A second respiratory clinic has opened at Upper Coomera, as Queensland’s testing criteria has been expanded so that anyone in the state who has a fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms can get tested for COVID-19. Read full release here.
headspace services across the Gold Coast will be a given an important boost during these challenging times, with a new headspace centre to be established in the Upper Coomera region.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) has announced that Lives Lived Well, who currently manage headspace Southport, has been appointed to establish the centre, to provide mental health services to young people aged 12-25 in the local community. It is planned the new centre will be operational by July. Read full release here.
A new respiratory clinic to test patients for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses will open in Burleigh Waters tomorrow, with additional clinics set to open in Upper Coomera, Nerang and Hope Island in the next few weeks. Read full release here.
With winter approaching, the Board Chair of Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Dr Roger Halliwell, is encouraging any patients with chronic health conditions to continue to see their regular GP, to keep well and healthy. Read full release here.
Gold Coast aged care residents can now access free mental health programs providing personal mental health support for conditions such as anxiety and depression. Read full release here.
Lives Lived Well has launched Lighthouse, a new community based mental health treatment service on the Gold Coast, designed to provide long-term clinical support for young people with severe and/or complex mental health needs, funded by Gold Coast Primary Health Network. Read more
On Wednesday 11 September, Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHNs) joined with the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) to sign an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Canberra at the National PHN Conference. Read more
Gold Coast Primary Health Network and Gold Coast Health are reminding local residents of the importance of completing their free bowel screening kits, in light of recent statistics, showing lower than average return rates. Read more …
Young people and youth organisations from across the Gold Coast have come together to discuss issues affecting them at a wellbeing forum on Friday June 21. Read more …
Gold Coast Primary Health Network and Gold Coast Health have launched the annual, Emergency Alternatives campaign, to try to reduce the number of non-urgent presentations to emergency departments. Read more …