11 April 2019

MEASLES CAN BE SERIOUS

WHAT IS MEASLES? Measles is a viral disease that may have serious complications. In the past, measles infection was very common in childhood. Most people born before 1966 will have been infected with measles as a child and are likely to be immune. Thanks to immunisation measles is now rare in Australia. Measles remains common in many parts of the world, and large outbreaks continue to occur in a number of countries. This is why it is important to make sure you are fully protected against measles prior to overseas travel.   WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? The first symptoms are...

26 March 2019

JENNIFER POVEY IS CEASING HER CLINIC

It is with a great deal of sadness that we have to advise you all that Jennifer Povey is going to be ceasing her clinic at CHMC. Jennifer’s last official day at CHMC will be Friday 29th March.  Consequently, at this stage she will not be able to accept any new patient referrals for the CHMC clinic. Just as the relationship between a patient and their GP is often unique – so too is the relationship between an individual and their psychologist so, in order to ensure that Jennifer’s patients continue to get the care they require - there is...

19 March 2019

Workplace Flu Vaccinations

As a result of Influenza, have you considered the risks of increased absenteeism, decreased productivity and loss of health and wellbeing amongst your workforce? Castle Hill Medical Centre can provide a Registered Nurse, who is a qualified immuniser, to attend your workplace to perform Flu Vaccinations for you and your staff. Yes that’s right, without your employees having to leave their place of work. It is a quick and simple process, and more cost effective than you may think. Vaccination is recommended from April onwards, to cover the Winter months, as the Flu Virus thrives in cold dry weather. To...

21 February 2019

Teal Ribbon Day Wednesday 27 February 2019

Teal Ribbon Day is a day in which we bring awareness to ovarian cancer, to support Australians living with, honour those we have lost to this deadly disease and make a change. It is the 8th most common cancer affecting women in Australia. Every day, four women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and we unfortunately lose 3 out of 4 suffering with this disease with a 5 year survival rate at only 45%. Ovarian cancer is also known to have the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer. There is currently no screening for ovarian cancer available in Australia. What...

12 December 2018

Sad farewell from Dr Bedser

Dear Patients, I am writing to say "Thank you" for being part of my practice for many years and to let you know that I am winding down as I transition to taking up a full time position at a practice which is closer to my home. I will continue to practice at Castle Hill Medical Centre for the next couple of months with my last day being Saturday the 19th of January 2019. Following my departure from Castle Hill Medical Centre, I am very happy to recommend any of the doctors at Castle Hill Medical Centre. The  doctors that...

10 October 2018

Women’s Cancer – Supporting Pink Ribbon

Women’s Cancers   Pink ribbon supports women with cancer. These days most families have someone suffering from cancer in their immediate family or their close friends. Lets talk about it! Do you know the difference between ovarian and cervical cancer? Some people are confused and think that they are the same or similar. They are both gynecological cancers but have several differences that are important to know.   Ovarian Cancer: The cancer that is referred to as the silent cancer because of the late presentation and lack of symptoms. 1 in 70 women will develop ovarian cancer and there are...

01 August 2018

New online booking system

  We are changing our online booking system to HotDoc!   From August 13th you will be able to book your appointment online via out website using either HotDoc or Appointuit.     Are you a Health Engine user?   Do you book your appointments with us through the Health Engine website?   You will still be able to do so until the 1st September. After this time, if you search for Castle Hill Medical Centre on the Health Engine website, you will only be able to view our address and contact number but will be unable to book an...

01 August 2018

Jeans for Genes Day

  Did you know that 1 child in every 20 is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. Genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in children under 4 and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation. Genetic diseases are conditions caused by changes in our DNA – the material we all possess that makes us unique (unless we have an identical twin!). We inherit genes from our parents and theses genes define the way our body works or how we look. Sometimes these inherited genes can be abnormal. In other cases, the genes we inherit from...

23 July 2018

Be part of the study that aims to improve the lives of millions.

  Do you have high blood pressure and are not taking any medication for it?   OR   Do you have high blood pressure despite taking a single medication?     You may be eligible to be part of the study that aims to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide through innovative health research.   Contact us on 02 9634 5000 and ask to speak to Trish or Elijah OR send us an email at chmc@chmc.com.au to find out how you can be part of the study.    Why is your blood pressure important? Your blood pressure is...

18 July 2018

My Health Record

  A My Health Record will automatically be created for you unless you opt out.       what is My Health Record?   My Health Record is a secure on-line summary of your key health information. It’s your choice who can see your on-line summary and what information is in it! Just ask your GP to upload the information you wish to add in there. You control who accesses the information in your My Health Record. All documents in My Health Record are set to general access for healthcare providers by default. This means any providers who are involved...

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