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Patients & Visitors

Help us to reduce infection when visiting hospital by using the alcohol based hand rub found at the main entry points to our hospitals, at ward entry points and at the bedside. If you are coming to hospital to visit…

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Private Patients

  • December 7, 2017

​If you are in a private health fund you can choose to be admitted to a public hospital as a private patient. Inpatient Election Information (107KB) In addition to being able to choose your specialist (if he/she is available) often at…

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Carer Retreat

Carer Retreat

  • December 7, 2017

Carers told us that supporting the person they care for during a hospital admission can be overwhelming and exhausting and many found it difficult to find a quiet place where they could take a break from the bedside. The Carer…

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TOP5 Research and Practice

  • December 7, 2017

TOP5 has been taken up by hospitals in Local Health Districts of Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains and Western Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, South-Western Sydney, Hunter New England, Northern NSW, and Mid North Coast. The strategy has also been initiated in…

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TOP5 Publications

  • December 7, 2017

The following publications are available to download. If you would like hard copies please contact the Carer Support Unit on 02 4320 5556. 3 Tips for an effective TOP5 (199 KB) Review the TOP5 training videos below for help to write an…

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People with a Disability

  • December 7, 2017

​Adults with a disability may have modified or adapted methods of communication. Many may find it hard to express their needs and this may lead to frustration and / or behaviours that are unusual or extreme. For some just telling…

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People of Aboriginal descent

  • December 7, 2017

It can be very hard for people when they are away from home, very sick and in hospital. You and your family or carer knows what is important to you. It can be hard for the hospital staff because they…

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End of Life Care at Home

  • December 7, 2017

'an event is only an emergency when there is no plan.'           The carers guidebook Supporting End of Life Care at home has been developed after lengthy consultation with local carers, support group facilitators and a…

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Advanced Care Planning

  • December 7, 2017

​think about it. talk about it. share it. Carers are often called upon to make decisions and become the voice of the person they support when that individual is unable to speak for themselves. When considering health care interventions and…

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