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- ACT Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
Services include: ACT Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Provides free information and assisted referral to over 650 local community, aged care, disability and other support services, with the aim of assisting the elderly and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes as long as appropriate.
- Alzheimer's Australia ACT
Services include: Alzheimer's Australia ACT provides a range of services to people living with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information, advice, support, counselling, education, and a telephone information line. Our multidisciplinary team supports people to maintain quality of life throughout their journey with dementia.
- Australian Breastfeeding Association ACT/ Southern NSW Branch
Services include: The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA previously known as Nursing Mothers Association of Australia) offers a 24 hour Breastfeeding Helpline, breastfeeding information and support, as well as access to breast pumps, breastfeeding counsellors, education classes and local support groups.
- Cancer Council ACT
Cancer Council ACT is a non government not-for-profit community organisation that aims to promote a healthier community by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT region. The Council depends largely on the generosity of the ACT and surrounding community providing donations and supporting fundraising initiatives.
» Information and support
» Tobacco control program
» SunSmart program
» Free publications
» Cancer education programs
» Wig service
» Research grant program.
- Carers ACT
Services include: Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail-aged.
- Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service - ACT
Services include: The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service - ACT is provided by Alzheimer's Australia ACT Inc.
- Department of Human Services - Carers Pensions/ Payments
- Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) ACT
Services include: We provide 24 hour crisis intervention and counselling for people subjected to violence in the ACT. We also provide Court Advocacy to people who require assisting in applying for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO). In addition, we provide ongoing Case Tracking, Support Groups, Community Education and Young People's Outreach Program.
- Health Protection Service (HPS)
Services include: Health Protection Service(HPS) manages risks and implements strategies regarding the prevention of and timely response to public health events. HPS have an environmental health and communicable disease control 24 hour emergency pager service available.
- Healthdirect Australia - 24 Hour Health Advice Line
Services include: Healthdirect Australia is a FREE* 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses to provide expert health advice when you need it.
- Healthdirect Australia - Pregnancy, Birth & Baby - Health Advice Line
Service include: Pregnancy, Birth & Baby is a FREE telephone health advice line to assist on topics including pregnancy, breastfeeding, birthing and parenting up to 5 years. Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Get the guidance and reassurance you need about developmental and behavioural concerns from our maternal child health nurses or talk to our counsellors for emotional support.
- Hepatitis ACT
Services include: Hepatitis ACT is Canberra's community hepatitis organisation. we are funded by ACT Health to provide a comprehensive range of no-cost hepatitis-related services including information, education, training, prevention, support, advocacy and representation and referral.
- Parentline ACT
Services include: Provides free and confidential telephone and face-to-face counselling to parents and carers of all ages of children.
- The ORS Group - Fyshwick
- Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
Services include: The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) provides free and confidential, nationwide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions. Support is also available to address relationship and family issues that can arise due to the unique nature of military service.
New Canberra Hospital visiting hours
Visiting hours at Canberra Hospital have changed to 0600 to 2100, except for Mental Health and the Alcohol & Drug Service.
For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.
Coughs, colds, sprains, rashes - your local pharmacist can give you expert advice on many health issues.
For free expert advice and reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call healthdirect 1800 022 222, or for the one-off treatment of minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week from 7am-11pm, see a specialist nurse at our Walk-in centre.
For ongoing comprehensive healthcare for everyone, including those with acute problems, children under two years and those with complex medical problems, see this listing of GP's by suburb.
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South Eastern New South Wales
For a complete list of hospitals and health services in the South East region of New South Wales, see this listing from NSW Health.
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