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June 2017 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Flight of fancy for Mercy aged care residents

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Four residents from Mercy Place, Montrose, took to the sky in vintage planes as part of a program to help them fulfil their bucket list.

Parents urged on children’s flu vax

story link jpegFewer than a third of Australian parents planned to have children vaccinated against the flu this winter, new research from the Australian Child Health Poll has found.

Clinicians praise low-dose aspirin as pre-eclampsia preventer

story link jpegWomen at risk of pre-eclampsia are being advised to take low-dose aspirin to reduce their chance of developing the condition.

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Health sector volunteers feted

The ninth Minister for Health Volunteer Awards have celebrated the tireless efforts and incredible work of some of Victoria’s most generous citizens.

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Better health for more men as Bulldog program bites

The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation’s Sons of the West program has been extended to Maryborough and Smythesdale.

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Recognition for nurses and midwives at The Women’s

The Royal Women’s Hospital marked International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day by presenting annual awards.

Health and Wellbeing

Children’s ED treatment fast-tracked
The new Fast-track Facility at the Royal Children’s Hospital is now fully operational.

Flight of fancy for Mercy aged care residents
Four residents from Mercy Place, Montrose, took to the sky in vintage planes as part of a program to help them fulfil their bucket list.

Northern Health marks a decade of local service to Craigieburn
The Northern Health campus at Craigieburn, has marked 10 years of providing care for the community.

Clinicians praise low-dose aspirin as pre-eclampsia preventer
Women at risk of pre-eclampsia are being advised to take low-dose aspirin to reduce their chance of developing the condition.

Community takes shine to new name
Inner South Community Health has become the Star Health Group.

Peninsula Health staff display allied health skills
Eleven Peninsula Health staff members presented their research to other allied health professionals from across the state at the Victorian Allied Health Research Conference last month.

Better health for more men as Bulldog program bites
The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation’s Sons of the West program has been extended to Maryborough and Smythesdale.

‘Drop-in’ space for Aboriginal elders
An elders lounge for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community has opened at the IPC Health Wyndham Vale GP superclinic.

Northern Health vascular team – they’re so vein
Northern Health surgeons are leading the state in the field of complex venous disorders.

Social seen to promote the Vision Initiative
The Vision Initiative program has turned to social media as a way to extend its reach among the community and health professionals.

Funding boost for Wimmera cancer centre
The State Government has stepped in to guarantee the Wimmera Cancer Centre is built so that local patients will be able to access world-leading oncology care, close to home and when they need it.

Monash telehealth centre links top kids’ surgeons to Gippsland
Doctors treating the sickest children in Gippsland now have a direct video link to world-leading experts in paediatric care, thanks to Victorian-first telehealth technology at the newly opened Monash Children’s Hospital.

Royal Children’s trauma education top-class
The level of interest in this year’s trauma event has impressed Royal Children’s Hospital Trauma Service director Warwick Teague.

Support program for Wimmera cancer survivors
Wimmera residents affected by cancer can soon access a comprehensive survivorship education, exercise and wellness program.

Boon for Pakenham community
Pakenham residents now have better access to community health, mental health and family services with the opening of the new Pakenham Health Centre.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Parents urged on children’s flu vax
Fewer than a third of Australian parents planned to have children vaccinated against the flu this winter, new research from the Australian Child Health Poll has found.

General

Health sector volunteers feted
The ninth Minister for Health Volunteer Awards have celebrated the tireless efforts and incredible work of some of Victoria’s most generous citizens.

Fun run chalked up as a success
More than 1,000 people took part in Northern Health’s inaugural Run, Walk ‘n’ Chalk.

Acceleration for benefits of research
The State Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund will support a crucial project to make the most of world-class medical research leading to improvement in patient care.

Cadetships to boost Aboriginal workforce
Western Health’s current – and future – Aboriginal workforce is being boosted with its nursing cadetship program.

Health services add their praise
Public healthcare agencies across the state have celebrated National Volunteers Week.

Mercy midwife mums’ award choice
Mercy Hospital for Women midwife Robyn Smith has been named JOHNSON’S® Mums’ Midwife of the Year for Victoria.

Safer Care Victoria tribute for nurses and midwives
Safer Care Victoria staff have saluted the contribution, work and dedication of all nurses and midwives around the world.

Recognition for nurses and midwives at The Women’s
The Royal Women’s Hospital marked International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day by presenting annual awards.