Wingham CWA News: My Health Record

Wingham CWA members at a CWA Awareness Week meeting. Photo submitted.
Wingham CWA members at a CWA Awareness Week meeting. Photo submitted.

Awareness Week, September 1-9 was CWA’s annual, show what we  achieve, advertising period.

This year, rural health was our focus and Wingham Branch decided to address the questions being asked about My Health Record.

Alicia Southwell, digital health project officer, New England and Central Coast, addressed a very well attended meeting on September 6.

Tea and scones were enjoyed by all present.

We have until November to make our decision. 

If we do not make contact with the Department our Health Record  will automatically be included in the system. 

If we have any objection to our record being made available to all Health sections we must record a dissent.  

MyHealthRecord.gov.au or Help Line 1800 723 471.

Drought has been to the fore for all CWA members, $100,0000 was distributed from our disaster fund. 

As donations were received further relief was given. 

Drought aid grants have passed $1 million, to more than 6000 recipients. 

More will be distributed as funds are received from Coles, National Farmers, Rotary and Channel Nine. 

Wingham Branch sent $500 to the disaster fund, thankful that we are not yet in a disaster area.

Please do be aware of how much CWA does for the community.