NSLHD News May 8

CONQUER KOKoDA FROM HOME with the north foundation

but have family or friends who might be interested, please spread the word! Thank you for supporting our hospitals and staff who are working so hard.” The money raised will support the hospitals across the district and specialty COVID-19 services

The NORTH Foundation has launched its first virtual fitness challenge to encourage people to stay connected and healthy and give our community a new way to support NSLHD hospitals during the

16 days, from Kokoda to Owners Corner by running or walking a set number of kilometres per day. Lorena Aziz, NORTH Foundation Community and Corporate Giving Officer, said: “Conquer Kokoda From Home is a great way to keep fit and stay connected with family and friends during this challenging time.” “For those who can’t join

COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge, which

started on 27 April and ends on 31 May, involves completing a 96 kilometre virtual trek, over 8, 12 or

and equipment needs. To find out more, visit conquer-kokoda-from- home.raisely.com/

Carer referrals now available through EMR Clinicians can now refer a carer to the NSLHD Carer Support Service directly through Electronic Medical Record (eMR). This can be done via boost for carers and their loved ones in the current climate. “It‘s a complex time for carers right now,” she said. “Many may be experiencing

of a carer who is under stress or has any concerns, please refer them to us.

“We are open and operating as usual.

“Referrals can be made by email, phone or refer directly through eMR.” The Carer Support Service can be contacted on 9462 9488 or by emailing NSLHD-Carers@health.nsw. gov.au

‘Orders’ in Electronic eMR/ owerChart – simply search for ‘Carers’ under orders and you’ll find us. NSLHD Carer Support Manager Barbara Lewis said it was a welcome

increased anxiety and stress or need help to navigate the Aged Care and NDIS community care sectors. “Many patients can also be carers, so if you see or hear



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