Patron: Commander 3rd Brigade, Brigadier David McCammon DSM and Bar
Homebase for the Veteran Community in Townsville
1 Staging Camp Ave, Oonoonba. Drop-in M-F 0900-1500, after hours upon booking. Dirty Boots Cafe M-F 0730-1400. All closed on W/E and public holidays, unless booked.
[for navigation apps you may have better luck with 20 Darter Street, Oonoonba until actual is recognised on all platforms]
Veteran Health and DVA Literacy for Health Care Professionals Program
The Veteran Health and DVA Literacy for Health Care Professionals Program was developed as an initiative of Operation COMPASS. It has been conducted several times, the most recent being at the start of 2022 in Townsville.
It is the intent of The Oasis Townsville, which has Operation COMPASS as an ongoing program, to develop the package to such an extent that it can be exported to other locations around Australia. When ready to do so, it will be a requirement of conducting our package that it is executed to the same high professional standards conducted as part of Operation COMPASS.
The effort to bring the package up to date and to a standard and in a form suitable for export and professional conduct is the subject of the current work.
We have had many organisations seeking info on how they can conduct the training. Watch this space for more details.
In the meantime, for GPs keen to do a better job of supporting veterans, here is a RACGP CPD solution for veterans' health.