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February 2021 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Brushing up on early oral care

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Dental Health Services Victoria has created an oral health resource to help families care for their children’s teeth.

Website specialises in cancer care exercises

Website specialises in cancer care exercises story link jpegEastern Health and La Trobe University physiotherapist and researcher Amy Dennett has developed a practical and engaging online resource for cancer-specific exercise therapy services.

Home schooling works for Peter Mac Foundation

Home schooling works for Peter Mac Foundation story link jpegWhile home schooling during 2020, Lea Anderson, nine, was looking over her dad Nigel’s shoulder.

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Stroke team honoured

Box Hill Hospital’s stroke team has been honoured for achieving a median ‘door to needle’ time of under 60 minutes – one of only two hospitals in Australia to do so.

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Lung transplant a bridge to an active life

A Newborough resident is breathing easier after a lung transplant saved his life.

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Seymour selects super staff

Seymour Health recently announced the winners of its peer-nominated 2020 staff excellence awards program.

Health Services

Ballarat Base to be bigger and better
The State Government is boosting investment in the redevelopment of Ballarat Base Hospital, ensuring the region’s families and dedicated hospital staff get the world-class facilities they deserve and need to treat thousands more patients a year.

Improving treatment for metastatic breast cancer
Research led by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is helping explain the broader effects of a new and powerful class of anti-cancer drugs, in the hope of making them work longer for breast cancer patients.

Wantirna aged care facility on the way
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan has turned the first sod on the $81.58 million 120-bed state-of-the-art Wantirna public sector residential aged care facility.

Practical advice on child health conditions
As part of its 150th Anniversary celebration, the Royal Children’s Hospital launched the RCH Paediatric Handbook 10th edition.

Austin study to change surgery worldwide
A five-year, world-first study into mechanical ventilation by researchers from Austin Health could change the way millions of surgical procedures are performed around the globe each year.

Lockdown no negative for renal patients
COVID-19 lockdown brought significant changes and improvement to Northern Health renal patients.

Great Ocean Road ready in case COVID pops up
Great Ocean Road Health has added a new element to its COVID-19 testing sites – a mobile trailer enabling staff to ‘pop-up’ anytime between Apollo Bay and Lorne.

Wellness facility honours family contribution
A new facility that will house Bendigo Health’s Cancer Wellness Program has been officially named the Gobbé Wellness Centre.

Australian-first virtual ED triage launched
Northern Health is the first public health service in Australia to launch virtual emergency department (ED) triage.

Coronary bypass longevity improves
Ground-breaking cardiac research by Austin Health clinicians could improve the long-term survival rate for hundreds of thousands of patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery around the world each year by as much as 20 per cent.

Aboriginal Health

Directory of Aboriginal health services
Northern Health has launched the Bilang Directory of Aboriginal services in the north.

General

Brushing up on early oral care
Dental Health Services Victoria has created an oral health resource to help families care for their children’s teeth.

Award for Eye and Ear ED director
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital emergency physician and emergency department director Carmel Crock has received the Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award.

Lung transplant a bridge to an active life
A Newborough resident is breathing easier after a lung transplant saved his life.

Monash board member on honour roll
Monash Health board member Misty Jenkins has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Pictures promote patient care during pandemic
A photography exhibition by local artist Karyn Leong acknowledges the high standards of care by all staff at Djerriwarrh Health Services and extraordinary efforts during COVID-19.

Website specialises in cancer care exercises
Eastern Health and La Trobe University physiotherapist and researcher Amy Dennett has developed a practical and engaging online resource for cancer-specific exercise therapy services.

Stroke team honoured
Box Hill Hospital’s stroke team has been honoured for achieving a median ‘door to needle’ time of under 60 minutes – one of only two hospitals in Australia to do so.

Guide ensures best care for patients
Safer Care Victoria has released a best care guide for Victorian healthcare clinicians and consumers.

Premier’s awards celebrate medical research excellence
Victoria’s brightest emerging leaders have been honoured at the 26th annual Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research.

Award for Dandenong ED nurse manager
Dandenong Hospital emergency department nurse manager Kate Sandry has received the College of Emergency Nursing’s Nurse of the Year award.

Seymour selects super staff
Seymour Health recently announced the winners of its peer-nominated 2020 staff excellence awards program.

DHSV recognised for COVID care
Dental Health Services Victoria has been acknowledged by the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 program.

Home schooling works for Peter Mac Foundation
While home schooling during 2020, Lea Anderson, nine, was looking over her dad Nigel’s shoulder.

Online courses for young doctors and undergrads
eLearning courses on medical certification of cause of death (MCCOD) for undergraduate and early-career physicians are now available.

Cuddles can improve comfort and care
In February 2020, Peter and Judith Robbins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Post-COVID café marks return to normal
The reopening of a much-loved café at Euroa Health’s GraniteHill aged care facility has marked a welcome return to normality for the local community.