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Reliance wins CCBEA Business of the Year

Missy Tysoe September 5, 2016

Reliance is in the spotlight for bringing home the “Business of the Year” title at the Central Coast Business Excellence Awards, which landed us in the Express Advocate. View the full article here

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Reliance also featured in Central Coast News for our win, deemed the “Gold Logie” of the business awards. Reliance would like to thank the local community for all your support- to read click here

Reliance crowned ‘Business of the Year’ at annual CCBEA

Missy Tysoe August 30, 2016

Reliance Health wins Business of the Year 2016

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29 August 2016

Reliance GP Super Clinic took out the prestigious ‘Business of the Year’ award at the annual Central Coast Business Awards, held at Mingara Recreation Club on Saturday night.

Hundreds of people from various industries and organisations flocked to the finals, where the crème de la crème of the local business world were recognised for their contribution to the regional economy and wider community.

Reliance was listed as a finalist in three categories; Excellence in Business Ethics, Excellence in Business Growth and Employer of Choice – earning an aggregate total that saw them take the overall honours.

Based in West Gosford, Reliance expanded with a second practice having opened in May this year, and another site is set to open in Erina in the coming months.

Reliance GP Super Clinic is the most comprehensive healthcare provider on the Central Coast; with over 25 GPs and an extensive range of allied health practitioners and Specialists all under the one roof, and a business model based on growth through education and training.

The Clinic’s business model saw an increase of 100% in the last 12 months at the West Gosford practice alone, and plans to double the figure in the future, says Dr. Rodney Beckwith. “Our model aims to manage demands from a changing local demographic and evolving patient needs.”

In 2016 Reliance opened 3 specialised clinics for specific high volume needs; a sleep study clinic for sleep related illness including sleep apnoea, a flu clinic, a skin cancer clinic for specialised skin checks & procedures, with plans to open a women’s health  and wellbeing clinic which will cover obstetrics, women’s health, emotional wellbeing and clinical cosmetics.

Reliance has a stringent recruitment process for both professional, management and admin staff, with ongoing training and education at the forefront of the organisation’s success. Reliance hold education sessions weekly which is attended by all professionals.  CEO, Julie Abdilla believes in fostering shared knowledge and experience which fits in well with the ‘Inclusivity of relationships culture’ within the practices.

In addition to internal training, Reliance hosts seminars open to the extended professional community of General Practitioners.

Reliance participates in fundraising events for causes such as cancer research, childhood disease, autism awareness and local hospital funding – in addition to sponsorship of local sporting clubs and teams.

Dr Beckwith explains that the community sponsorship evolved to encourage a healthier community, having been selected as the Central Coast ambassador for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. “Our contribution to medical research not only serves the charity but also the wider community in finding cures for illness that affect so many lives”, states Beckwith.

At the beginning of the year Reliance contributed towards the sponsorship of a local Surf Life Saving Club, claiming that local partnerships generate exposure and allow health professionals to communicate important health and safety messages in the community. North Avoca SLSC Club President Mathew Slattery explains “The financial contribution from Reliance provides rescue equipment, surf rescue education and development, training subsidies, first aid and advanced resuscitation training.”

A finalist in the Employer of Choice category, Reliance offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives to staff, such as gym memberships, fresh fruit delivery, monthly rewards and recognition, and allied health programs. Ms Abdilla explains the motivation behind the extensive program is “to provide a happy and healthy environment for our team”.

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Reliance in the Media – July

Missy Tysoe August 15, 2016

Reliance recently featured in local magazine “Kidz on the Coast” with some interesting articles on hot health topics;

“Is pain stopping you from being the super mum you wish to be?” Discussing the impact of chronic pain – By Phsyiotherapist Kim Findlay.

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“Dying from Lack of Sleep?” The importance of sleep for your health – by Sleep expert Dr Mark Levi. As seen in ‘Kidz on the Cost’ Magazine.

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Reliance also featured in Daily Telegraph – with Reliance Sleep Study Clinic and expert DR Mark Levi discussing the importance of a good night’s sleep.

View the article here.

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You look fine, so why don’t you feel fine?

Missy Tysoe July 26, 2016

July 25 – 31 marks National Pain Week, and Central Coast News featured an article on our Pain Clinic.

You look fine, so why don’t you feel fine?

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“Experts empowering patients suffering pain to take back control of their lives.”

National Pain Week July 25 – 31

Over 3.5 million Australian’s are estimated as experiencing chronic (long-term) pain. Like mental health, chronic pain is an invisible phantom. As July 25 – 31 marks National Pain Week, Reliance GP Super Clinic is encouraging the community to break down the stigma surrounding pain and empowering sufferers to effectively manage their condition.

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. A study by Chronic Pain Australia found that 17% of sufferers were using medication to manage pain, making it the most common form of treatment. Only 11% were using physiotherapy, despite evidence that this is amongst the most effective means of managing pain-related conditions.

“Pain is a danger signal from your brain which may be associated with tissue damage.” View the full article here.

Authors:  K. Findlay & M. Tysoe

Reliance featured in Central Coast News

Missy Tysoe July 15, 2016

Reliance is offering FREE screening for Diabetes month, with an interesting article on diabetes having featured on Central Coast News.

To view the the article click here.

Source: Reliance GP Super Clinic
Posted: 14 Jul 2016
With diabetes being the underlying cause of over 50% of deaths on the Central Coast*, it’s clear that Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease has hit home. Local Exercise Physiologist Daniel D’Avoine from Reliance GP Super Clinic is offering free screenings for risk factors during National Diabetes Awareness Week and following into August.

National Diabetes Awareness Week – July 10th-16th

Around 1.7 million Australians currently live with diabetes, and the number is increasing each day. As July 10th-16th marks National Diabetes Awareness Week, local doctors and exercise physiologists at Reliance GP Super Clinic West Gosford are offering their services and support to the community to tackle the growing problem.

Platinum Physiotherapy’s resident exercise physiologist, Daniel D’Avoine explains “Diabetes is a serious condition, depending on the type, the body either cannot produce or respond to insulin in the blood, to make sugar into energy”. Potential complications include heart disease, stroke, blindness, limb amputation, kidney failure and erectile dysfunction.

Davoine says Australians are less concerned about diabetes than most other conditions and underestimate their risk of developing it. “Our modern diets and lifestyles are adding to the problem” says D’Avoine . The Central Coast has the highest rate of obesity in NSW, with 30-60 % of residents being classified as obese.

“You don’t have to be overweight to develop diabetes, but obesity will increase the risk” explains Reliance Medical Director, Dr Theresa Colina. Other risk factors include; family history of diabetes and/or heart disease, inactive lifestyle, high blood pressure, hormonal problems such as polycystic ovaries, and ethnicity.

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease such as heart attack and stroke. “It is the most common cause of blindness, and the second most common cause for kidney failure’’ says Colina. Every day there are around eight limb amputations due to diabetes. **

“The good news is, we know a lot about the causes and we can do our best to reduce the risk or aid treatment” says D’Avoine. “We want people to know that support is available, that it’s not as scary as you may think to make these small lifestyle changes – but it will be worth it”.

On behalf of Reliance GP Super Clinic, Daniel D’Ávoine is offering free 10 minute assessment of risk factors for diabetes during July and August. Daniel will assess risk factors and offer advice for getting started on an exercise regime and healthy eating plan. Patients who may not have diabetes are also encouraged to come along too, for clinical advice on how to make small healthy changes to your lifestyle.

To book a screen call Reliance on 0243 041 333 or make an appointment online.

*Highest rate of obesity in NSW as at 2013 according to ABS survey results

** Sources: http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

http://www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au

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