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ACT Health

The ACT Health Directorate (ACT Health) aims to deliver the best possible healthcare and health-related services in Australia, through its public hospitals - Calvary Hospital and Canberra Hospital; Community Health; Mental Health ACT; Capital Region Cancer Service; Aged Care and Rehabilitation Service and Population Health, including the Health Protection Service.

The ACT Health Directorate has an ongoing commitment to supporting consumer participation in health care. By implementing the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights across all Health Directorate Services, they are supporting the rights of health care consumers as well as recognising the role that consumers play in the provision of their own care.

The Health Directorate is fully accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), from head office right through to all its service delivery entities.

Health Directorate’s core Values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity are central to the way they work.

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Electronic Cigarettes | Health

Personal vaporisers are in some circles referred to as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and also include devices such as e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pens, hookah pens and e-hookahs.

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Symptoms and getting tested - COVID-19

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and loss of smell or taste

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Drug and alcohol safety | Health

Everyone likes to occasionally unwind, celebrate and have a good time. However, consuming alcohol and drugs can hurt your body and have negative social consequences.

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Pregnancy and birth | Health

When you first find out you’re pregnant you’ll be faced with lots of decisions – everything from what to name your baby right through to which pram you’ll use.

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Summer safety | Health

Many Australians suffer mild to serious heat-related stress and illness every year.

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Health alert: reminder to look after your health during dust storms | Health

Canberrans with asthma and other pre-existing respiratory conditions are being advised that unsettled conditions forecast over the next two days, including a potential dust storm, could exacerbate their conditions.

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Maternal and Child Health (MACH) | Health

The Maternal and Child Health (MACH) nurses support new parents with information and health advice. Our nurses are Registered Nurses and hold additional qualifications in maternal, child and family health.

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