Allied Health Professions Australia has collated some useful information for allied health professionals to be prepared and help stop the spread.
The Department of Health has provided information for health service providers here.
Please visit our telehealth page here for quick and useful information to start developing your telehealth service.
The latest Department of Health factsheet answers some frequently-asked questions about the coronavirus and how it is spread.
Links for Health Professionals Supporting Health Care in Bushfire Affected Communities
The Federal Government has put in place emergency protocols to expedite the process of getting GPs and allied health professionals to bushfire-affected communities where they are needed most.
The Department of Health and Department of Human Services will prioritise all applications from health professionals who want to work in bushfire-affected communities. Allied health professionals can work at a new practice for up to two weeks using their existing Medicare provider number.
Health professionals wishing to offer support to bushfire affected areas should contact their relevant Rural Workforce Agency (RWA):
- RWA Victoria: email@example.com or call 03 9349 7800
- NSW Rural Doctors Network website or call 02 4924 8001
- Rural Doctors Workforce Agency SA: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 8234 8277
Emerging Minds: Community Trauma Toolkit
This toolkit contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event. It will help you understand some of the impacts of disaster and how you can help lessen these impacts.