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

Wimmera oral health therapists put bite into dental care

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Oral health therapists Brianna Childs and Ian Nicdao specialise in all aspects of dentistry for children and teenagers at the Nhill Hospital dental clinic.

Donor toys give life to much-loved teddies

Donor toys give life to much-loved teddies story link jpegThe Royal Children’s Hospital has enabled the repair of much-loved toys, raising awareness about organ donation at the same time.

Student project adds silver lining to patient experience

Student project adds silver lining to patient experience story link jpegA blossoming partnership between high school students and Sunshine Hospital is making time spent in hospital more enjoyable for patients and their families.

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Portland kitchen serves up 100 per cent compliance

Portland District Health’s meals not only pass the taste test, the kitchen has passed its latest audit with 100 per cent compliance.

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Grateful patients say thanks to ambos

Ambulance Victoria was overwhelmed by the support and well wishes from patients on its second annual Thank a Paramedic Day.

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Million pupils gain first aid training

Callum Di Pietro, 10, and Tevita Fifita, 11, are mum-saving champions and graduates of St John Ambulance Australia’s First Aid in Schools program.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Vax protects newborns against whooping cough
Whooping cough in babies is at historically-low levels in Victoria, data released by Minister for Health Jill Hennessy shows.

Portland kitchen serves up 100 per cent compliance
Portland District Health’s meals not only pass the taste test, the kitchen has passed its latest audit with 100 per cent compliance.

Community Participation, Health and Wellbeing

Wimmera oral health therapists put bite into dental care
Oral health therapists Brianna Childs and Ian Nicdao specialise in all aspects of dentistry for children and teenagers at the Nhill Hospital dental clinic.

Monash Children’s adds mental health service
Victorian children experiencing mental health issues will benefit from a $14.6 million boost to Monash Children’s Hospital facilities.

Helping hospitals to tackle family violence
Hundreds of hospital staff will be trained to identify the signs of family violence and help patients experiencing harm to seek support as part of a $1.2 million boost from the State Government.

Aged care residents show Olympic spirit
As Olympians took centre stage, residents at Mercy Place aged care homes laced up their trainers and participated in a range of sporty activities.

Sweet treats served – minus the sugar
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s National Diabetes Week bake-off had a simple criterion – no sugar.

Falls prevention work recognised
Mercy Health’s aged care quality team has won an award for implementing a falls prevention program.

All smiles in East Timor as the Balibo Dental Clinic officially opens
Dental Health Services Victoria has donated two dental chairs and staff for the Balibo Dental Clinic in East Timor.

Breast cancer beaten and on the road to health and fitness
After more than two years of battling breast cancer, Simone Bannam is determined to make the most of every day.

Plan aims to halve suicides
The State Government has revealed its plan to halve the rate of suicide over the next 10 years.

Million pupils gain first aid training
Callum Di Pietro, 10, and Tevita Fifita, 11, are mum-saving champions and graduates of St John Ambulance Australia’s First Aid in Schools program.

Aged care awards for Macedon Ranges
Macedon Ranges Health registered nurse Camille Koch has been named individual distinction category winner at HESTA Aged Care Awards.

Health Service Performance and Programs

Expansion at Latrobe Hospital lifts locals
The Latrobe Regional Hospital expansion has resulted in a financial injection for Gippsland businesses.

Eye and Ear has sights on the Peninsula
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has introduced technology that connects patients who present with eye injuries or conditions at Frankston Hospital emergency department.

Global project aims to support former ICU patients
Western Health has achieved an Australian first in providing support for intensive care patients who survive a critical illness.

Move for some Eye and Ear services
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is now operating across two sites after the outpatient clinics and day surgery moved to Eye and Ear on the Park.

Student project adds silver lining to patient experience
A blossoming partnership between high school students and Sunshine Hospital is making time spent in hospital more enjoyable for patients and their families.

General

Patients focus of conference
About 500 delegates, ranging from obstetricians and midwives to GPs, anaesthetists, physicians, students and nurses attended the Medical Disorders in Pregnancy (MDIP) 2016 conference.

Donor toys give life to much-loved teddies
The Royal Children’s Hospital has enabled the repair of much-loved toys, raising awareness about organ donation at the same time.

Research fair shows best of Goulburn Valley
About 150 health professionals took part in Goulburn Valley Health’s first annual research fair at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Health Academic Centre in Shepparton.

Neonatal researcher receives The Women’s highest honour
Sue Jacobs has received the 2016 Woodward Family Medal of Excellence, the highest honor awarded at the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Play leads to good health
A team of Rural Northwest Health allied health professionals has developed a unique learning program for local young families.

RCH doctor a champion
Neurologist Mark MacKay has been named the 2016 Stroke Care Champion for his outstanding dedication and commitment to Australia’s youngest stroke patients.

Grateful patients say thanks to ambos
Ambulance Victoria was overwhelmed by the support and well wishes from patients on its second annual Thank a Paramedic Day.

Bulldogs on the catwalk with wonder women from Melbourne’s west
Western Bulldogs footballers joined breast cancer patients and survivors on the fashion catwalk in a fund-raising gala.

Wimmera Health breastfeeding-friendly
Wimmera Health Care Group is celebrating being a breastfeeding-friendly workplace.

Wimmera the hub for clinical prize project
The Wimmera Cardiac Rehab Telehealth Hub and Spoke Model has won the Australian Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Association’s clinical
prize.