Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Domestic and family violence has become known as the shadow pandemic of 2020, with older women being the fastest growing group of homeless and impoverished. Take a look at this UN article about steps you can take to help in the fight against violence against women.
If you would like to take a practical step this week we are still collecting donations of bags and goods at KMP for the "It's in the bag" campaign. This initiative provides sanitary items and other personal items for women suffering from poverty or homelessness, or escaping domestic violence. Check out our Facebook page for further information
If you require assistance outside business hours please contact the after hours GP helpline HealthDirect on 1800 022 222 or www.healthdirect.gov.au
In an emergency please call 000
Kiama Medical Practice also offers an after hours service for our regular patients subject to a private fee. Please call the practice on 4232 1244 and follow the prompts to be put through to this service.