State Government Victoria Australia Department of Health header
State Government Victoria
Victorian Government Health Information
Health Home
Main A to Z Index | Site Map | About Health  

September 2021 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Drive to encourage more COVID-19 vaccinations

Drive to encourage more COVID-19 vaccinations story link jpeg

Thousands of Victorians are being vaccinated through their car windows at Australia’s first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination hub in Melbourne’s west.

Refugees encouraged to get their vaccine

Refugees encouraged to get their vaccine story link jpegSwan Hill man Rohullah Hossaini is encouraging refugees like him to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Video series combats child tooth decay

Video series combats child tooth decay story link jpegDental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has launched an oral health resource to help families combat tooth decay in young children.

Colour me cultural story link jpeg

Colour me cultural

Northern Health’s Narrun Wilip-Giin – Aboriginal support unit – gifted culturally-designed children’s colouring books to all children in its Epping children’s ward during NAIDOC Week.

Community leaders call cohorts to arms against COVID-19 story link jpeg

Community leaders call cohorts to arms against COVID-19

Barwon health has taken varied measures to maximise community COVID-19 vaccinations.

Volunteers the lifeblood for Peter Mac patients story link jpeg

Volunteers the lifeblood for Peter Mac patients

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s perioperative department has received a new rapid infuser thanks to generous support from volunteers.

Health Services

Palliative care advice just a phone call away
The Victorian Government has made a commitment to supporting those living with life-limiting illness and those who support them by funding Victoria’s first specialist palliative and end-of-life care phone service.

Record demand for emergency healthcare continues
Victoria’s hard-working doctors, nurses and paramedics are rising to the challenge of record demand with more and more Victorians seeking emergency care throughout the pandemic.

Ballarat benefits from cochlear implant program
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital launched the Victorian Cochlear Implant Program (VCIP) to address the access gap in regional areas.

Mental Health

Funding open door on rainbow mental health care
LGBTIQ+ Victorians will have better access to free mental health support through a dedicated peer-led helpline service, thanks to a funding boost from the State Government.

Public Health

Drive to encourage more COVID-19 vaccinations
Thousands of Victorians are being vaccinated through their car windows at Australia’s first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination hub in Melbourne’s west.

Tracker a guide during testing times
The Royal Children’s Hospital has launched an online status tracker for its respiratory infection clinic, which provides COVID-19 testing for children.

Hear the answers to COVID questions
The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Kids Health Info podcast is discussing COVID-19 vaccinations for over-12s.

Refugees encouraged to get their vaccine
Swan Hill man Rohullah Hossaini is encouraging refugees like him to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Doc gives COVID-19 vax advice
Northern Health emergency department registrar Yiannis Efstathiadis made headlines last year when he shared his story on contracting COVID-19 and ending up in the intensive care unit fighting for life.

Community leaders call cohorts to arms against COVID-19
Barwon health has taken varied measures to maximise community COVID-19 vaccinations.

Northern marks major milestone
Northern Health marked a major milestone mid-August by providing its 100,000 COVID-19 vaccination.

Community Based Health

Video series combats child tooth decay
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has launched an oral health resource to help families combat tooth decay in young children.

Dental triage system for lockdown
Latrobe Community Health Service has created a triage system and risk assessment tool to help clinicians balance the risk of COVID-19 community transmission against delayed dental treatment.

Dental health tips for Aboriginal families
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has launched new oral health resources – with ‘deadly’ ambassadors – that celebrate the culture and language of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

General

Immediate use for resuscitation cot
The local Blue Ribbon Foundation raised $30,000 to help pay for the special cot which has already provided fundamental care in the Wimmera Healthcare Group’s maternity ward.

Stories of dealing with loss and grief inspire
In a new book, 62 Australians, including Victorian health professionals, share their inspirational stories of grief.

Colour me cultural
Northern Health’s Narrun Wilip-Giin – Aboriginal support unit – gifted culturally-designed children’s colouring books to all children in its Epping children’s ward during NAIDOC Week.

Work starts on kids’ rehabilitation centre
Construction has begun on the $3.6 million state-of-the-art Kids’ Rehabilitation Centre at the McKellar Centre.

Dying to know about end-of-life choices
Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium has marked Dying to Know Day by encouraging people to talk about death and to take action to improve their comfort in and willingness to take time to talk about end-of-life choices.

Virtual science lab tour at Peter Mac
The COVID-19 lockdown did not stop a virtual tour of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s labs for National Science Week.

Survey investigates telehealth for children
The latest Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll explores the views, behaviours and experiences of Australian parents about the use of telehealth for their children over the past year.

Flying the flag for healthcare workers
Monash Health’s Elena Galiabovitch represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 10 metre air pistol and the 25 metre pistol events.

Community called to take part in clinical trials
Critically-ill and high-risk patients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are being encouraged to take part in clinical trials.

Volunteers the lifeblood for Peter Mac patients
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre’s perioperative department has received a new rapid infuser thanks to generous support from volunteers.

Cardiac Society president
Monash Health Heart director Steve Nicholls has been announced as the new Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand president.

Imagine fund returns Olympian to the MCG
Mercy Place aged care resident Bob Joyce watched heats of the Tokyo Olympics’ hurdles from the Melbourne Cricket Ground arena – 65 years after running in the 100 metre hurdles event at the 1956 Games.