Boab Health Services’ Response Updates

Boab Health Services COVID-19 response update #4 – 22 May 2020

Boab Health Services COVID-19 response update #3 – 3 April 2020

Boab Health Services COVID-19 response update #2 – 26 March 2020

Boab Health Services COVID-19 response update #1 – 20 March 2020

COVID-19 safe workplace.

We are incredibly fortunate and grateful to currently have no active cases of COVID-19 in the Kimberley region.

However, we know there are many uncertainties during this current time. We want to assure you we are monitoring the pandemic closely, following government updates, and doing all we can to keep serving you in the safest possible way.

Our Executive Management Team continues to regularly monitor advice, guidance and directives provided by Local, State and Federal government agencies.

Our number one priority is to keep our clients, teammates and community safe. We are vigilant with our health and safety measures to protect the safety of our community.

Our safety measures include increased daily and weekly cleaning procedures, fit-for-work screening for staff and COVID-19 symptom screening of clients and increase in hand and personal hygiene for staff and clients alike.

Remote Aboriginal community service delivery

We are respectful of Aboriginal communities’ right to determine which services enter each individual community.

In line with The Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s advise (including the Remote Aboriginal Communities Direction (No.3)) and in consultation with KAHPF, remote Aboriginal community clinics and the local community councils we have recommenced mutually-agreed return to outreach service delivery to most remote Aboriginal communities across the Kimberley.

Policies and Plans  

We are continuing to regularly update our staff on the latest guidelines on the coronavirus situation.  Our Executive Management Team has formed a COVID-19 Response Committee which has implemented a Pandemic Policy, Recovery Plan and COVID-19 Action Plan. 

Coping with coronavirus anxiety 

Beyond Blue Australia has some helpful tips if you are feeling worried about the coronavirus pandemic. View Beyond Blue article. 

Diabetes Management and other supports

People living with diabetes need to take the same precautions as everyone else, with a few additional considerations.  For the latest information on diabetes and COVID-19 visit Diabetes WA. 

We have an ongoing partnership with Diabetes WA to provide access to diabetes education across the Kimberley. Diabetes WA has services available if you are unable to reach your usual diabetes educator with Boab Health Services.

  • Diabetes WA Helpline:  free access to the latest diabetes management advice from a Credentialed Diabetes Educator on 1300 001 880, 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday.  Available for both health professionals and people living with diabetes.
  • Diabetes WA Telehealth Service for all metro and regional areas: book a free consultation with our team of diabetes educators including dietitians, pharmacists and registered nurses. Diabetes education is delivered via videoconferencing on your computer or your mobile phone, from the comfort of your home or anywhere with suitable equipment. To book, call 1300 001 880 or email telehealth@diabeteswa.com.au
  • MYDESMOND – an online self-management program for people with type 2 diabetes in WA.

For the most up to date information 

Coronavirus Health Information Line

Australian Government Department of Health 

COVID-19 WA Road Map

WA Government COVID-19 State of Emergency Updates

WA Department of Health – HealthyWA

NACCHO

Smarttraveller

Please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Management Team or any of our staff members should you have any queries. 

Health Promotion Resources

Download the KAMS COVID-19 A3 Poster

KAMS Cover your Cough and Sneeze Poster

WHO How to effectively Wash your Hands Poster

WHO How to effectively Hand Rub with Sanitizer Poster

Updated 18 August 2020

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