The North Coast Public Health Unit is available to assist Childcare Centres and Family Day Care Services with outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health matters.
Directors and staff within childcare centres and family day care settings have responsibilities under the Public Health Act 2010 to report cases of notifiable diseases. Reporting should be directed to the your nearest local Public Health Unit.
A list of conditions notifiable by Childcare Centres under the Public Health Act 2010 is contained within NSW Health policy Directive .
There are a number of other excellent resources available to guide response to outbreaks, notification procedures and the role of the PHU, these include:
- NSW Health Whooping Cough Information Site
- Staying Healthy in Child Care
- NSW Health Infection Control Policy, PD2007_036
- NSW Health Factsheets
- Some Infectious Diseases of Children
- Tips on protecting new babies from Infectious Diseases
Services available at these locations
North Coast Public Health – Port Macquarie Office
PO Box 126 (Morton Street)
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone 02 6588 2750
F 02 6588 2837
North Coast Public Health – Lismore Office
PO Box 498 (31 Uralba Street)
Lismore NSW 2480
Phone 02 6620 7585
F 02 6620 2552