General Practice Nursing
Integral Health Armidale's Practices Nurses are vital part of our patient's ongoing health management. They work in tandem with your doctor to provide a holistic approach to your ongoing healthcare. Our nurses offer a range of services including lifestyle education, aged care, women’s health, men’s health, infection control, chronic disease management (including cardiovascular, asthma and COPD care), immunisation, cancer management, maternal health, children's health, population health, diabetes management, wound management and much more.
Our Practice Nurses
Megan McGrath: Megan is a Registered Nurse who joined Integral Health Armidale having previously worked in a number of positions at both regional and metropolitan hospitals.
Vanessa Cullen: Vanessa is a Registered Nurse who joins Integral Health Armidale having previously worked at the Walcha Multi Purpose Service, in aged care and a range of roles in the agricultural sector.
Mental Health Nursing
As part of Integral Health Armidale's commitment to integrative medicine, the service of a Mental Health Nurse is available, at no cost, to patients. Mental health nursing is a specialised field of nursing with a focus on the person's individual feelings, thoughts and lifestyle. The mental health nurse gets to know the person and works with the person to set goals, problem solve and make changes in the person's feelings, thoughts and behaviour patterns. The mental health nurse can educate, support, coach, and suggest other sources of help as well as monitoring progress towards goals. The mental health nurse works in partnership to promote psychological well-being and emotional health, improve relationships, and re-establish peace of mind. Mental health nurses protect patients' rights and support their families, carers and significant others. The service is strictly confidential.
If your GP refers you to the Mental Health Nurse you will need to make an appointment. Your first appointment will be long enough for you to discuss your issues, prioritise goals and make plans towards achieving them. Education, counselling, support and liaison with other services may also take place with your permission. After your initial appointment, telephone support may be offered as well as face to face sessions, or meetings may be arranged outside the practice office if preferred.
Our Mental Health Nurse
Anna Treloar: Anna is Registered Nurse who is also fully credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing. She has a great deal of experience assisting patients in both primary health and public health environments.