NSLHD News September 3 2021

Reaching out to vaccinate vulnerable patients Vaccination rates for COVID-19 in northern

Sydney continue to surge, with the northern Sydney outreach vaccination team visiting Macquarie Hospital to offer consumers their jab. Vaccination Hub Nurse Unit Manager Hayley Marr was full of praise for those involved. “It has been a pleasure being involved in this outreach project and facilitating COVID-19 vaccinations within our NSLHD community,” she said. “The outreach team have felt very welcomed and supported whilst attending the Macquarie Hospital campus.” Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Director of Nursing Mark Joyce said it was an important step in Annual Report for 2020 has just been published, showcasing the ground- breaking research that is conducted across the district. Focussing on the clinical streams, the report highlights the impressive outputs from our research programs, including publications, grants, and most importantly, the translation of research into clinical practice and care. Research Strategy and Partnerships Manager Rebeka Freckleton said the annual report was the first of its kind published by the

Staff from the Northern Sydney Outreach Vaccination team

ensuring those in our care are protected from the virus. “The response from the consumers and family to this initiative was overwhelming, with most of them excited to be offered vaccinations,” he said. The outreach team has also begun visiting other mental health services and locations across the district, while patients district. “This is the first time in more than a decade that NSLHD has published a report that demonstrates the breadth of research underway within our district. Again in 2020, our staff have delivered across a diverse range of areas, spanning medical, nursing and allied health research,” she said. “The annual report demonstrates the main aim of our research activity – to improve diagnosis, treatment, prevention and policy, to improve outcomes within the healthcare system and the

who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are able to receive their vaccinations at Bungee Bidgel every Thursday. Bookings can be made by calling 1800 992 122. The outreach team has also vaccinated a number of inpatients across the district, such as those in the spinal unit at Royal North Shore, dialysis patients and vulnerable pregnant women.

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broader community.” The annual report can be found here: https://bit. ly/3kIlUr7.



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