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HEALTH 

 

 

EMERGENCY SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA

http://www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/trc/emergency.html

 National Emergency Services                              

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/getreadysydney/emergencyservices/default.asp is the relevant NSW site for emergency situations.

Most importantly, remember triple zero-000

HEALTH DIRECT AUSTRALIA

http://healthdirect.org.au/

"healthdirect Australia is a free* 24-hour telephone health triage, information and advice service for residents of the ACT, NSW, the NT, Tasmania, SA and WA. healthdirect also incorporates HealthInsite which, for more than a decade has been one of the most popular Australian websites for people seeking reliable information about health and wellbeing online. HealthInsite is accessible nationally. healthdirect is scheduled to be a fully national service by 2011 and it's expected that when fully operational it will handle up to two million calls a year.

healthdirect Australia is NOT a replacement for your doctor or the 000 emergency service. In a health emergency, you should ALWAYS call an ambulance on 000."

An excellent free service. Consult in addition to seeing a doctor.


LIST OF HOSPITALS IN AUSTRALIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_Australia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of major hospitals in Australia.
 
 

LOOKING FOR A DOCTOR, PHARMACIST OR HOSPITAL?

http://www.doctors-4u.com/

Health Insurance - Health Retreat -
A Gymnasium - Medical Equipment - Retirement Home
or maybe even a Travel Agent??
Find them here with Doctors4U® Australian Medical Directories!

 

 

MEDICARE

http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/

Delivering health and payment programs to Australians:

Foreign language support is here http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/public/migrants/language/index.jsp

Most of what you'll need to know about Australian healthcare.

 

MULTICULTURAL

MENTAL HEALTH AUSTRALIA

http://www.mhima.org.au/

"Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA) is a national program funded by the Australian Government to improve awareness of mental health and suicide prevention in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities."

Translations--Search MMHA factsheets by language.

RAMPUPDISABILITY AWARENESS

http://www.abc.net.au/rampup/

"The ABC's new online destination for news, discussion, debate and humour for everyone in Australia's disability communities. Whether you live with a disability, are a friend or family member of someone with a disability, work in the sector or just want to get a better picture, this is a lively community space to have your say. Ramp Up will feature disability related news from across the ABC, as well as regular columnists and contributions from people with disabilities. In the near future the website will be home to active forums, dynamic video content and many other features that will allow you to take part in this online community."

Another fantastic compilation by Australia's national broadcaster.

 

 

THE ABC OF HEALTH

http://www.abc.net.au/health/default.htm

"Welcome to ABC Health & Wellbeing, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's award-winning online health gateway.

In addition to our comprehensive evidence-based feature articles, fact files, consumer guides and 'Pulse' columns you can browse healthy recipes, be inspired by the personal health stories of others (or even share your own) in Your Stories, and discuss the truth behind those nagging health questions in the Fact Buster column.

And don't forget to take a look at our short video segments: Health Minutes, which gives you pithy summaries of important new research findings, and Healthy Living, engaging insights into how you can manage your lifestyle to encourage good health.

A fantastic compilation by Australia's national broadcaster.

 

 

TORTURE & TRAUMA HELP

http://www.startts.org.au/

"The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) helps refugees recover from their experiences and build a new life in Australia.

We also work with other organisations and individuals to help them work more effectively with refugees.

Opened in 1988, STARTTS is one of Australia’s leading organisations for the treatment of torture and trauma survivors.

Our services include counselling, group therapy, group activities and outings, camps for children and young people, English classes and physiotherapy."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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