Shell Cove Family Health Deliver Free Health Checks for Indigenous Youth at Lake Illawarra High School

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September 11, 2019

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Shell Cove Family Health (SCFH) who are operated by Grand Pacific Health (GPH), have delivered free health checks for Indigenous young people at Lake Illawarra High School.


GPH’s Journey to Health Care Coordinator, Carolynne Leon (CJ), says the school reached out to SCFH earlier this year:


“The Clontarf Academy at Lake Illawarra High identified a need for young people to get health advice from a trusted source, have a broad range of checks and get referrals when necessary.”


“It was very surreal heading back into my old high school each week, but it has been very rewarding,” added CJ.


SCFH’s Dr Toby Jackson and Nurse Janice Love, were also part of the team who worked together over 3 full days to provide health checks to 40 students at no cost to the participants.


Due to the success of the pop up clinic, SCFH has also been contacted by The Clontarf Academy at Kanahooka High School to provide Health Checks for their Indigenous students as well.


SCFH Practice Manager Kelly Urbanski says it’s a great opportunity:


“This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for us to build a stronger relationship with our wider community.”


“We are a not for profit organization delivering equitable health services in regional communities so we are passionate about working in areas we are needed the most,” added Kelly.


To find out more, or for interview opportunities with CJ or Kelly, call Jemma Tribe (GPH Communications Manager) 


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