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Need an After-hours Doctor?


Call Home Visiting Doctor is YOUR LOCAL AFTER-HOURS HOME DOCTOR. It is locally established in Caloundra, locally owned and locally managed, to ensure a quick delivery of health service to our local Sunshine Coast Community. We have approved areas which cover our service, for more information visit our website: www.callhomevisitingdocotor.com.au Call 1800 644 Read more

Type 2 Diabetes - Know Your Risk Level and Protect Your Health


  Most of us don’t give our health much thought until something goes wrong… But with type 2 diabetes, not knowing your risk level can mean that you are heading down a path with dangerous consequences. Just like Little Red Riding Hood skipping through the forest. Type 2 diabetes is often Read more

Diabetes - Protect Yourself and Your Family


 Get the facts and improve your chances of a long, active and healthy life More than 100, 000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year. That’s 280 people a day. And over 85% of these people have type 2 diabetes. If you know you have the condition, you can take Read more

2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards


2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural  Excellence Awards The 2013 MEA awards culminated on Friday 18th October at Arnica Waterfront resturant. It was a fantastic night, big congrats to all nominees and finalists, check out their facebook page for photo's and more. Thanks to the USC PR students and all the Read more

Need an After-hours Doctor?

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Call Home Visiting Doctor is YOUR LOCAL AFTER-HOURS HOME DOCTOR. It is locally established in Caloundra, locally owned and locally managed, to ensure a quick delivery of health service to our local Sunshine Coast Community. We have approved areas which cover our service, for more information visit our website: www.callhomevisitingdocotor.com.au

Call 1800 644 999 for your urgent After-hours health needs when your regular practice is closed. We are here to serve you at the comfort of your home and our service is 100% Bulk Billed for all Medicare and DVA card holders. 

The Call centre is open Monday to Friday from 4pm; Saturdays from noon; Sundays and public holidays 24 hours.

Our Call Home Visiting Doctor service is accredited and so are our Doctors, they are highly trained and experienced in urgent care – Category 4 and 5, which are cases that do not require emergency care. We are here to look after you in the comfort of your home and take the load off our public hospitals, when it is not a life threatening condition.

 

To ensure continuity of your care, an After-hours consultation report, on the reason of your call, diagnosis and the treatment provided, is sent to your regular doctor.   As we understand, pharmacies are closed after-hours, our doctors have selective medication that could help you throughout the night at no cost to you.

 

Call 1800 644 999, YOUR LOCAL AFTER-HOURS HOME DOCTOR for your urgent After-hours health needs.


2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards

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2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural  Excellence Awards

The 2013 MEA awards culminated on Friday 18th October at Arnica Waterfront resturant. It was a fantastic night, big congrats to all nominees and finalists, check out their facebook page for photo’s and more. Thanks to the USC PR students and all the sponsers.
Congratualtions to all of the finalists and winners of the 2013 Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards. “The 2013 Multicultural Excellence Awards, thanks to Quirkle Photopgraphy. Vivianne Dawalibi, the winner of the Economic Award. Vivianne worked in the United Nations for many years, recieving numerous awards for her work. She now lives on the Sunshine Coast and runs the Caloundra Bulk Billing Surgery”

The Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Award (MEAwards) have been created to recognize the outstanding contribution that has been made to the Sunshine Coast by individuals from a multicultural background.

The MEAwards have been developed by The Sunshine Coast Community Cooperative and students studying Public Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast.2013multicultural award_vivianne_2 2013multicultural award_vivianne_1


Closing the Gap in Queensland

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What is Closing the Gap?

Closing the Gap refers to reducing the gap in inequalities that exist between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  Under the National Indigenous Reform Agreement the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) committed to achieving six targets for closing the gap in health, education and employment outcomes.

COAG Closing the Gap graphic

The two health-specific targets are:

  • to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy within a generation (by 2033); and
  • to halve the gap in mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under five within a decade (2018).

 

 

The health gap in Queensland

The health gap is the difference between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander burden of disease estimates and those for the general population.  In Queensland the life expectancy gap is currently estimated at 10.4 years for males and 8.9 years for females.
The six leading drivers of the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, which together explain 80% of the health gap:

  • Cardiovascular disease – an estimated 28% of the health gap;
  • Diabetes – an estimated 16% of the health gap;
  • Chronic respiratory disease – an estimated 11% of the health gap;
  • Cancers – an estimated 9% of the health gap;
  • Injuries – an estimated 8% of the health gap; and
  • Mental disorders – an estimated 8% of the health gap.

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