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

The eyes have it as glaucoma clinic opens

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The Victorian Eyecare Service has established a new glaucoma clinic as a partnership between the Australian College of Optometry and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Role model is ED nurse of the year

Role model is ED nurse of the year story link jpegA dedication to emergency care has earned national recognition for Western Health nurse Sarah Cornish.

A wellspring of dental health

A wellspring of dental health story link jpegThose accessing services in and around the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne have greater access to free drinking water with the installation of a public drinking fountain.

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Rural hospitals welcome young doctors

Country Victorian hospitals have welcomed new junior doctors.

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On-the-job training for patient helpers

A successful path to employment has been forged in a training program run by Western Health and Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services.

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Graduates celebrate

Nurses and midwives at The Women’s have celebrated the completion of their graduate year.

Health Service Performance and Programs

Funding boost to counter hospital violence
Health services across Victoria will benefit from additional safety measures to reduce and prevent violence with the first round of the Government’s $20 million Health Service Violence Prevention Fund announced.

Graduates celebrate
Nurses and midwives at The Women’s have celebrated the completion of their graduate year.

Cancer consultation via computer
Wimmera oncology patients in Horsham have linked via telehealth to Professor George Kannourakis’ rooms at Ballarat Oncology.

New Northern Health CEO
Siva Sivarajah has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Northern Health.

Equipment boost for hospitals
Twenty hospitals across Victoria will share $35 million in funding to replace ageing lifesaving medical equipment with the latest state-of-the art models.

On-the-job training for patient helpers
A successful path to employment has been forged in a training program run by Western Health and Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services.

Patients to benefit from nurse assistants
Goulburn Valley Health is improving patient care and strengthening its nursing team by creating traineeships for health assistants in nursing.

Community comments over a cuppa
Kyneton District Health’s annual general meeting heard how volunteer hosts gathered 370 community opinions about the service through an innovative Tea for Ten.

Record for dialysis unit
The Ballarat Health Services dialysis unit is delivering a record number of treatments – 600 a month.

General

The eyes have it as glaucoma clinic opens
The Victorian Eyecare Service has established a new glaucoma clinic as a partnership between the Australian College of Optometry and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Portland lands new helipad
The Portland district community has celebrated the opening of a new helipad.

Australia’s first clinical trial for kids with epilepsy starts in Victoria
Victoria will take part in a ground-breaking international clinical trial of a new medicine to treat paediatric patients with refractory epilepsy.

Role model is ED nurse of the year
A dedication to emergency care has earned national recognition for Western Health nurse Sarah Cornish.

Neonatology a cool topic at Women’s
Leading clinicians and researchers from around the world gathered in Melbourne for The Women’s Cool Topics in Neonatology conference.

Rethink on sugary drinks a sweet idea
Western District Health Service is one of the first to discontinue the sale of soft drinks at its campuses, taking a big step forward to tackle the growing obesity problem.

Carers welcome to relax at Warracknabeal
Rural Northwest Health is opening a carer’s room at the new-look Warracknabeal campus.

Target therapies to treat blood cancer patients
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre researchers are pioneering development of a combination drug therapy to treat advanced blood cancers.

Women’s health is on the map
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy has launched the Victorian Women’s Health Atlas.

Rural hospitals welcome young doctors
Country Victorian hospitals have welcomed new junior doctors.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Ageing

Ice training and support to protect frontline workers
A new, free online training package will help frontline workers and service providers respond safely and effectively to people affected by ice.

Specialist dental service for the west
Western Health and Dental Health Services Victoria have established a specialist dental service for patients with an intellectual disability and other complex medical conditions.

Snapshots of Minyip history
The popularity of Picture My Life presentations by six older members of the Minyip community during Seniors Week has led to the project taking book form.

A wellspring of dental health
Those accessing services in and around the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne have greater access to free drinking water with the installation of a public drinking fountain.

Oral health award winners all smiles
A number of the state’s most dedicated dental professionals have been honoured with Public Oral Health Awards.

Older drinkers target of guide
Peninsula Health has launched an Australian-first guide for healthcare professionals to help tackle the increase in older people experiencing alcohol or other drug-related problems.

Mind matters in dental health treatment
The Where the Mind Meets the Mouth conference at North Richmond Community Health attracted oral health professionals, policy makers and academics.

And a good time was had by one and all
Mercy Health’s passion to keep aged care residents connected to local communities has led to the implementation of intergenerational playgroups.

Mother and family unit opens in Ballarat
The new Ballarat Health Services’ mother and family unit (MAFU) is giving new mothers experiencing mental health issues access to high-quality local care.

Health checks a good start
Orbost Regional Health, in partnership with Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland, has conducted checks aimed at ensuring a good start to life through early detection for Aboriginal children.