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"Well being group set up by Rural Primary Care Nurses from Murrumbidgee Medicare Local."

About: Murrumbidgee Medicare Local Rural Primary Health Service (Murrumbidgee Medicare Local)

(as a service user),

I am in a small town with a doctors service one day per week. I find having access to a Primary Care Nurse in this area a great benefit. She has established a Well Being Group here where we can discuss health and well-being concerns with her. She acts as a type of triage - encouraging a visit to the WMO or gives explanation re concerns. Also the group brings women together - so automatic discussion takes place, and in many cases fears are allayed, and a visit to the busy EMO is not needed.

Another part of the program is the formation of a Tai Chi Group for older women, plus helping to keep older women fit and also helps prevent falls. As an older woman, I find the services of our Primary Care nurse extremely valuable. She also offers advice re diet (healthy).

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Response from Cate Creswick, Executive Officer, Murrumbidgee Medicare Local 10 years ago
Cate Creswick
Executive Officer,
Murrumbidgee Medicare Local
Submitted on 27/11/2013 at 9:12 AM
Published on Care Opinion at 9:35 AM

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your story. We are pleased that you are finding the services helpful and are improving your health. Your comments have been shared with the team and management.

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