Smith Street Medical Centre
&
Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Smith Street Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 12.30pm
SundayClosed
 
After Hours GP services available
After Hours Phone: 1300 130 147

Book an appointment online

or

Phone (02) 4943 3066

News

Pneumonia Awareness Week 7 - 13th May 2017

Date Posted: 01-05-2017 11:30
 
Lung Foundation Australia’s Pneumonia Awareness Week (7-13 May 2017) encourages all Australians, especially those considered at high risk, to Know Pneumonia, the symptoms and how to protect against this serious and potentially life-threatening lung infection.  Find out if you are at risk.
 
During Pneumonia Awareness Week, Lung Foundation Australia will release the results of our Know Pneumonia Research, which has gathered insights into the level of understanding around the seriousness of pneumococcal pneumonia and vaccination rates in Australia.
 
The Pneumococcal vaccination is funded through the National Immunisation Program, and is available to:
 
All Australians aged 65 years and over
People with medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer or a chronic disease affecting the lungs, heart, kidney or liver
Indigenous Australians aged 50 years and over
Indigenous Australians aged 15 to 49 years who are medically at risk
Infants aged 12 months or younger

 

Lake Macquarie Over 55s Program April 2017

Date Posted: 27-03-2017 12:08

All events are free for Lake Macquarie residents aged 55 years and over. Bookings are essential.

Speers Point

Author talk - Alana Henderson Out of the Fog: Adventures through Lifestyle Change

Speers Point Library Ph: 49210493

Monday 3

12.30-1.30pm

Author, Alana Henderson, will discuss her memoir, which describes how she took charge of her recovery from major illness to build a confident, healthy, creatice and quality life. The book questions the stereotypical images and expectations of people as they age.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Cardiff

Social Media tech talk - including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Cardiff Library Ph: 49210775

Tuesday 4

10.30-11.30am

Are you interested in connecting with otehrs online? This session will cover popular social media platforms and security. There will be plenty of time for questions and to determine which platform will work best for you. No previous experience necessary.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Windale

Diabetes awareness

Windale Library Ph: 4921 0736

Thursday 6

2.30pm

Find out the types of diabetes, symptoms and management. Our speakers will also discuss the risk factors and prevention strategies for type 2 diabetes. Learn how to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Swansea

Live healthy cooking demonstration

Swansea Library Ph: 2921 0780

Tuesday 18

10.30-11.30am

Join us for a live and interactive cooking demonstration by Kerryn and Mary from The Wholesome Collective. They will show you some old favourites to help optimise your health and wellbeing.

What's included:

  • A live and interactive cooking presentation
  • Recipes and nutrition handouts tailored to your needs
  • Taste testing of food prepared

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Toronto

Your wellbeing, your plan

Toronto Library Ph: 49210641

Wednesday 26 

10.30-11.30am

We all wish to age well; a core part of this is considering your wellbeing. Come and explore the advantages and options for increasing wellbeing and getting community and aged care services to support you. Presented by COTA NSW Peer Education. Bookings are essential.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Charlestown

Tech Savvy Seniors - Part 1

Charlestown Library Ph: 4921 0792

Thursday 27

1.30-3.30pm

A workshop for those who don't have an existing email account and need help creating one. It will cover the basic steps in setting up and using your email to communicate with others. You will learn how to create a new gmail account, how to send an email, and how to read and reply to emails. Patrons may bring their own laptop. Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

 

 


 

Lake Macquarie Over 55s Program - March 2017

Date Posted: 20-02-2017 10:49

All events are free for Lake Macquarie residents aged 55 years and over. Bookings are essential.

Cardiff

Introduction to family history for absolute beginners.

Cardiff Library

Ph: 49210775

Tuesday 7

10.30-11.30am

Are you interesed in learning how to research and start building a family tree? This workshop issutable for beginners.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Toronto

Lifestyle habits for health ageing

Toronto Library

Ph: 49210430

Tuesday 7

10.30-11.30am

Taking a prevetative approach to your health is a valuable investment!

Join naturopath Cody Kennedy as se discusses practical ways to say healthy. She will sugges the bes foods for health and supplements whic can assist in preventing conditions. Cody will also give proven tips to help existing conditions such as high cholesterol and arthritis. To book, call 49210430.

Swansea

History and fashion talk - Bustle to Bias Brides

Swansea Library

Ph: 49210780

Wednesday 8

1-2pm

Presented by The Cavalcade of History and Fashion, Bustle to Bias Brides is a fascinting journey through bridal fashions from 1880 to 1940. Examine historical gowns and accessories and hear stories from the lives of the original wearers. This presentation is a themed talk and includes examples from the collection, which are carried amongst the audience.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Warners Bay

SENIORS CONCERT

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre

Monday 13

10am-noon

Light refreshments served 9.30-10am

Come and enjoy a morning of song and dance with special guest and compere Lisa Crouch accompanied by Funky Do Da's and other local artists. Bookings essential. Tickets available from Monda 13 Februay. To book, call 49210333.

Speers Point

Tablet chat for iPad and Android

Speers Point Library

Ph: 49210493

Thursday 23

10-11am

Share your knowlede and learn tips and tricks from others. This social group, who like to explore and talk about their tablet, meet on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

Wangi Wangi

Tech Savvy Seniors-introducton to tablets for Android and iPad

Wangi Wangi Library

Ph: 49210643

Tuesday 28

Android 9.30-11.30am | iPad 1.30-3.30 pm

Learn about the basic functions and settings of your Android tablet or iPad. Discover how to navigate the menu icons and settings, connect to WiFi, download apps and much more. If participants are bringing their own device, it must be setup and ready to use.

Bookings at library.lakemac.com.au/events

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Date Posted: 06-02-2017 10:59
The Digestive System
 
The gastrointestinal or digestive tract (also known at the GI tract or gut) is the system of organs which remove and process nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body.
 
The gastrointestinal tract is made up of the oesophagus, stomach and the small and large intestines.
 
The oesophagus is the hollow muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach.  The wall of the oesophagus is made up of several layers of tissue, including mucous membrane, muscle and connective tissue.
The stomach is a J-shaped organ in the upper abdomen.  The stomach helps in the digestion of food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid.  After leaving the stomach, partly digested food passes into the small intestine and then into the large intestine.
 
The small intestine mainly absorbs nutrients from broken down food.
 
The colon (the first 1.8 metres of the large intestine) mainly absorbs water and the rectum and anal canal (the last 15 centimetres of the large intestine) stores waste material (faeces) until they are passed from the body through the anus.
 
The anal canal ends at the anus, the opening of the large intestine to the outside of the body.
 
The colon and rectum together are known as the large bowel.
 
Tests and investigations used in the diagnosis of bowel cancer
If your doctor suggests that you are referred for further investigations, this does not mean you have bowel cancer.
 
It means that further tests are needed to clarify what is causing your symptoms.
 
If you have several higher-risk symptoms which could be suspected bowel cancer, you should receive an urgent referral and have a colonoscopy within 30 days.
 

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

 


 

Feeding Tube Awareness Week 5-11 February

Date Posted: 06-02-2017 10:47
ausEE Inc. is an Australian charity providing support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder (EGID) including Eosinophilic oEsophagitis (EoE). We are committed to raising public awareness and supporting the medical community for further research into eosinophilic disorders in Australia.
What are Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGID)?
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) occur when eosinophils (pronounced ee-oh-sin-oh-fills), a type of white blood cell, are found in above-normal amounts within the gastrointestinal tract.
 
Eosinophils are important in your body’s defence against parasitic infections (e.g. worms). However, they are also involved in allergy. In some individuals, eosinophils accumulate in the gut in response to food and/or airborne allergens and can cause inflammation and tissue damage. 
 
The abnormal amounts of eosinophils can occur in the:
 
oesophagus (eosinophilic oesophagitis) EoE
stomach (eosinophilic gastritis) EG
duodenum (eosinophilic duodenitis)
small intestine (eosinophilic enteritis)
large intestine (eosinophilic colitis) EC
throughout the gastrointestinal tract (eosinophilic gastroenteritis) EGE
 
 
 

diagram of gastrointestinal tract

 

Feeding Tube Awareness