Health

Tips on talking to your ageing parents about their care preferences

For adult children, watching your parents age can be difficult at times. While it seems easier to tiptoe around the fact that they are getting older, it’s important that you take the time to understand their care preferences before they face any major health or ageing issues. Unfortunately, many families don’t have the conversation with …

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Post hospital stay – how to make the most of your recovery

Post hospital stay – how to make the most of your recovery

Whether it has been a short stay for a minor procedure or a lengthier period in hospital following serious illness or an operation, understanding and following the instructions given to you by medical professionals on discharge is essential to post hospital stay recovery. There are several things that should be considered to make sure you …

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Keeping the bugs at bay – the importance of hand hygiene

Keeping the bugs at bay – the importance of hand hygiene

Infection control is something Newcastle and Hunter Community Health takes very seriously, and for good reason. Good hand hygiene is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of infections. As we all go about our day, we are exposed to germs and they accumulate on our hands. Every time we touch our eyes, mouth …

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