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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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Last reviewed: February 2019

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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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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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Bedwetting - Parentlink

Most children are toilet trained during the day by about three years of age but many still wet the bed at night until around five.

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Children biting - Parentlink

Biting is a normal part of development in young children. While biting can hurt and be frightening for the child who is bitten, there are not usually any health risks

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Lies and fibs - Parentlink

When children don’t tell the truth it can upset and worry parents. It is important to understand what the lie means to your child before you react.

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Cannabis and your health | Health

From 31 January 2020 the rules around personal use of cannabis in the ACT have changed - but the negative effects of cannabis have not.

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Healthy Food and Drink Choices | Health

Our Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy outlines the types of healthy food and drinks available to staff, volunteers and visitors within ACT Health premises.

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Summer safety | Health

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

Read more on ACT Health website

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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Mpox (monkeypox) | ACT Health

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