Supporting people to find their way back

As RUOK? Day approaches this week, we are reminded of the value of human connection; taking the time to have meaningful conversations with those around us and being prepared to really listen.

The power of a conversation cannot be understated and it is this concept that forms the cornerstone of The Way Back Support Service (The Read more

The best time to get your flu shot is…now!

Dr Lee Fong, Senior Clinical Director of GP Access After Hours, has urged the Hunter community to get their influenza vaccinations as soon as possible for the best chance of protection.

“The cold, rainy winds of autumn have finally started to sweep the region, bringing with it sniffles, coughs…and influenza,” Dr Fong said.

“Influenza is different to Read more

Funding to further support Hunter youth

Young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems will get earlier access to treatment with $440,468 in funding to boost support services in Newcastle.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a contract has been awarded to Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Hunter Primary Care Ltd to deliver social work and psychology Read more

Working towards Indigenous health equality

Hunter Primary Care will officially open its doors at its new office premises at Warabrook on Wednesday, to coincide with National Close the Gap Day this week.

Hunter Primary Care CEO, Brenda Ryan, said the event would be an opportunity to educate staff, external stakeholders and community members about the importance of improving health outcomes for Read more

What a Dietitian packs for school lunches

As we transition from the relaxed summer break morning into the structured and frantic morning rush that is associated with Back to School morning drop-offs, and the daily task of packing lunches it is more than understandable to see parents reach for the pre-packaged snacks to fill the lunch box.

We all know that a healthy Read more

Be SMART about your 2018 New Year’s resolution

With the New Year approaching, many of us will see this as the opportunity to start fresh, to write a new chapter in our lives and create a New Year’s resolution. Sadly for many, this new chapter ends early in the year and we digress from the new path we have taken, falling back into Read more

New CEO to head leading Hunter health care provider

Hunter Primary Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda Ryan as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Chair of Hunter Primary Care, Dr Peter Hopkins, said, “We are delighted to be able to attract a CEO of Brenda’s experience and skill into this important role. We believe she will be an ideal fit to continue Read more

Grants to support general practice training – OPEN NOW

Do you have a passion for promoting and supporting general practice education and training? Grants are now available to help make your ideas a reality.
On behalf of the Valley to Coast Charitable Trust (VTC), Hunter Primary Care will be coordinating their grants program.

The VTC Trust aims to support the education and training of general Read more

Winners of Indigenous Design a Hoody Comp inspire through art

The Hunter Primary Care 2017 Indigenous Youth Design a Hoody Competition winner has been announced, to coincide with 2017 NAIDOC Week celebrations, beginning from July 2.

Congratulations to Kai Simon, a student from Newcastle High School, whose winning design was chosen from more than 30 entries and will be printed on a number of hoodies to Read more

Design a Hoody Competition Launches

To coincide with National Close the Gap Day and National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June 2017), the inaugural Hunter Primary Care 2017 Indigenous Youth Design a Hoody Competition has been launched to encourage, showcase and celebrate the incredible local talent of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across the Hunter region.

The competition is open Read more

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