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June 2016 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Celebrating Victoria’s public health volunteers

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Minister for Health Jill Hennessy has paid tribute to the inspiring work of dedicated volunteers making a real difference, each and every day, caring for the most vulnerable at health services across Victoria.

Turning Point director honoured for research

Turning Point director honoured for research Turning Point director honoured for research story link jpegTurning Point director and professor of addiction studies and services at Monash University Dan Lubman has been awarded the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists senior research award.

Peter Mac, Royal Melbourne and Women’s nurses tour VCCC

Peter Mac, Royal Melbourne and Women’s nurses tour VCCC story link jpegNurses from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with peers from the Royal Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, toured the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building as part of their International Nurses Day celebrations.

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Caring across all areas

Ballarat Health Services acute nursing and midwifery executive director Leanne Shea has acknowledged the 1,200 staff who work in the hospital and in aged care, mental health and allied health areas.

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Mums and bubs join Royal Women’s 160th celebration

One hundred and sixty babies and their mothers helped the Royal Women’s Hospital celebrate its 160th year.

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The Women’s praises its nurses and midwives

The Royal Women’s Hospital has recognised nurses and midwives who have made an outstanding contribution over the last 12 months.

Health Service Performance and Programs

World-class ICU opens at Royal Melbourne
A state-of-the-art intensive care unit to provide first-class critical care to patients from the Royal Melbourne and Royal Women’s hospitals and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has opened its doors.

Bullying and harassment – people matter
The Department of Health and Human Services is taking immediate steps to better understand the prevalence of bullying and harassment by mandating that all public health services participate annually in the People Matter Survey from 2016/17.

New Chief Executive for Monash Health
Monash Health Board Chair Barbara Yeoh has announced the appointment of Andrew Stripp as Chief Executive Officer.

New Ballarat Health Services CEO
Dale Fraser has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ballarat Health Services.

Caring across all areas
Ballarat Health Services acute nursing and midwifery executive director Leanne Shea has acknowledged the 1,200 staff who work in the hospital and in aged care, mental health and allied health areas.

Telemedicine boon for stroke diagnosis
The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program is allowing diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke patients after hours at Ballarat Health Services.

Peter Mac, Royal Melbourne and Women’s nurses tour VCCC
Nurses from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, with peers from the Royal Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, toured the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building as part of their International Nurses Day celebrations.

The Women’s praises its nurses and midwives
The Royal Women’s Hospital has recognised nurses and midwives who have made an outstanding contribution over the last 12 months.

General

Celebrating Victoria’s public health volunteers
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy has paid tribute to the inspiring work of dedicated volunteers making a real difference, each and every day, caring for the most vulnerable at health services across Victoria.

Mums and bubs join Royal Women’s 160th celebration
One hundred and sixty babies and their mothers helped the Royal Women’s Hospital celebrate its 160th year.

Turning Point director honoured for research
Turning Point director and professor of addiction studies and services at Monash University Dan Lubman has been awarded the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists senior research award.

Sixty years sees Box Hill boom
What began as a humble vision for better health care in Melbourne’s east 60 years ago has since seen Box Hill Hospital grow to incredible heights.

Recycling – from facemasks to furniture
Western Health has slashed its plastic waste through recycling programs that turn medical plastic into furniture and garden hoses.

Health services hail their volunteers
Health services across the state have paid tribute to volunteers.

Community Participation, Health and Wellbeing

Breakthrough in chronic kidney care
General practitioners are improving their skills in early detection of chronic kidney disease, thanks to new software funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Barbecue alleviates snags in communication
A family barbecue initiative is bringing patients at Wantirna Health closer to their loved ones.

Diagnosis key to cleaning up the mess
Health workers should not assume that people living in squalor choose to live that way, according to a senior geriatrician at Western Health.

Art as the heart of mental health
More than 100 pieces of art will compete for showing at the Mental Health Week Consumer Art exhibition.

Patients key to conference
More than 400 staff from across the state attended Dental Health Service Victoria’s fourth annual Public Oral Health Innovations Conference.

Funds for mental health, alcohol and drug fight
The State Government has awarded $5 million in grants to 36 community services to provide more support for Victorians experiencing mental health, alcohol and other drug problems.

Personal alert service marks 35 years of support
A Ballarat-based 24-hour personal response service has celebrated 35 years of supporting at-risk clients Australia-wide.

Grants available for ice action community projects
Community groups can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help tackle the drug ice in their local area.