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COVID-19

Here GPs can find the latest information and resources to support them and their patients during the pandemic.

Booster vaccination hubs - aged care, disability and chilcare sectors

The Australian Government has contracted Vanguard to set up booster vaccination clinics for people in aged care, disability, and childcare sectors to help prioritise them getting their booster vaccine. 

Location Address Dates Hours Priority times for people with disability
Darwin CWA
1/27 Bishop St
Woolner NT 0820
10-16 February 8.30-4.30pm 11 February, 10am-12pm
12 February, 10am-12pm
14 February, 10am-12pm
Katherine Katherine Central
5 Katherine Terrace
Katherine NT 0850
19-25 February 8.30-4.30pm 20 February, 10am-1pm
22 February, 10am-1pm
24 February, 10am-1pm
Tennant Creek CWA Hall
16 Nobel St
Tennant Creek NT 0860
19-25 February 8.30-4.30pm 20 February, 10am-1pm
22 February, 10am-1pm
24 February, 10am-1pm
Alice Springs Yeperenye Shopping Centre
36-38 Hartley St
Alice Springs NT 0870
10-16 February 8.30-4.30pm 11 February 10am-12pm
12 February 10am-12pm
14 February 10am-12pm

COVID CareNT

COVID CareNT is an NT-wide model for managing COVID-positive patients.

While the model is still in development, it is intended to ensure all Territorians have appropriate clinical care and support for their underlying health and symptoms while not over-burdening the hospital system.

There will be five key pathways under the model that range from managing those who are well and can recover at home to those who need to go to hospital. 

Communication between hospitals and primary care, regarding patients of the model, will be facilitated by NT Government’s central co-ordination unit and will be led by Rural Generalists and General Practitioners.

As the model is still being developed, we encourage you to visit the NT Coronavirus website for updates on what to do if someone is positive.

In the meantime, to support GPs and their patients, we have pulled together the following resources.

GP resources

RACGP Guidelines
Home care guidelines for patients with COVID
 

NT HealthPathways  
A web-based information portal that supports clinicians to plan patient care. Need a login for HealthPathways? Contact our Primary Care team on (08) 8989 1000. 

PPE Information 

Respirator fit testing

PPE Donning and Doffing

 

Patient resources

Get COVID Ready
COVID Care plans and advice on what patients need to consider to be ready for managing a positive case of COVID in their home. 

Managing COVID at home 
Information on close contacts, how to isolate, and when to contact your GP 

Managing COVID at home with help from your GP 
A guide, action plan, and symptom diary for patients.

National COVID-19 Hotline: 1800 020 080 

Support for health professionals during COVID-19

As a health professional, it’s important you manage the impacts of COVID-19 on your mental health

  • DRS4DRS provides health and wellbeing support to doctors and medical students across Australia connecting you to online resources, referral services and GPs. If you require 24/7 support, they also provide a Telemedicine service. (1300 374 377)
  • Mental Health NT connects people to doctors, remote health services and local community mental health services and offers information about mental health conditions.
  • Head to Health covers tips for maintaining good mental health during the outbreak, information on how to access mental health services, information for parents, and how to keep older Australians safe and connected by helping them get established online
  • Doctors’ Health NT have information on self-care strategies for practitioners, this includes a 24/7 phone advisory service if you need to speak with an experienced colleague (08 8366 0250) and a free telemedicine service for medical practitioners and medical students in the NT to discuss their own health (08 8232 1250)
  • Black Dog Institute has published a collection of evidence-based resources to help individuals, workplaces, schools, parents and health professionals deal with coronavirus anxiety, stress and wellbeing
  • Beyond Blue has set up an online forum about coping during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The Essential Network (TEN) is a mobile app developed for health care professionals to manage life and work through COVID-19.
  • Smiling Mind provides frontline health workers with free access to their app, which offers practical tools to support good mental health.

For 24-hour support, you can call:

If you or someone you are with is in imminent danger, call 000.

Using NT HealthPathways during an outbreak

HealthPathways is a web-based information portal that supports clinicians to plan patient care through primary, community and secondary health care systems within Northern Territory.

Whether you work in a hospital or the community, HealthPathways allows you to be on the same page when it comes to looking after a patient.