Category: Blog

Exploring AOD Withdrawal with Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurse, Lee

There are a number of options for people looking to withdraw from alcohol and drugs, including home-based withdrawal which involves an individual going through withdrawal while living in their own home or some other safe space. At Star Health, we have a number of options to support our clients to withdraw including, home based, also known as non-residential withdrawal. In this piece, we chat with one of our non-residential withdrawal nurses Lee. He takes us through the ins and outs as well as debunking some of the common myths associated with home-based withdrawal.

GP Recall Messages – What Do They Mean?

If you are a patient at one of our General Practice sites, at some point you may have received an automated message advising you to get in touch. Receiving a message from your doctor asking you to make an appointment can be a little daunting. So, we have explained these messages and what they mean…

NAIDOC WEEK: Take 5 with Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson

In recognition of NAIDOC week 7-14 July 2019, we had a quick chat with Gunggari woman and Elder and Star Health Volunteer Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson, better known as “Aunty Jacko” by her peers and Aboriginal Peoples. Aunty Jacko has received a number of awards for her outstanding community work, including being inducted in the…

A day in the life of Service Access & Support Team Member, Deepa

We often underestimate how important it is to be greeted by a friendly face when seeking a health service. People can often feel daunted and unsure when visiting the doctors or a Community Health Centre, which is why Star Health has a dedicated support team ready and willing to help anyone that walks through the…