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September 2019 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Schools to score with smile squad

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A fleet of free dental vans has hit the road and begun visiting Victorian schools.

ICU exam medal for Royal Melbourne Hospital registrar

ICU exam medal for Royal Melbourne Hospital registrar story link jpegRoyal Melbourne Hospital intensive care unit registrar Mark Plummer has been awarded a top honour after successfully completing the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) fellowship exam.

Girls urged to show they can

story link jpegVicHealth is seeking more everyday women to come on board as This Girl Can campaign ambassadors.

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Frankston Hospital mental health staff on song

Frankston Hospital’s mental health service staff choir is flooding the corridors with a chorus of voices.

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Northern Health hosts international vascular surgeon

Northern Health’s vascular surgery unit has hosted a workshop with German expert Arne Schwindt.

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Psychiatric nursing centre program wins mental health award

The University of Melbourne Centre for Psychiatric Nursing’s consumer academic program has won an award for service to mental health.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Roadmap to a healthy Victorian future
Eating better, tackling climate change, improving mental health and driving down smoking are among the key features of a roadmap for better health and wellbeing released by the State Government.

Support for students to stay safe in the sun
Victorians will be better protected from the sun’s damaging rays thanks to new grants being made available by the State Government.

Audit provides food for thought
The State Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian public hospitals and aged care centres.

Health and Wellbeing

Schools to score with smile squad
A fleet of free dental vans has hit the road and begun visiting Victorian schools.

Flagship research project to improve maternal health
Foetal specialist and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Melbourne University Lisa Hui is undertaking leading research at Northern Health.

Northern Health hosts international vascular surgeon
Northern Health’s vascular surgery unit has hosted a workshop with German expert Arne Schwindt.

Communication improves cancer care
A study has highlighted effective ways to improve care for people living with cancer by working on the communication between physicians and their patients.

Kidney injury alert unique
Goulburn Valley Health has developed an e-alert system to help identify patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) while in hospital.

Northern Health provides gold standard care
Grateful for the care he received at Northern Hospital Epping after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, James Furletti wanted to say thank you.

Clinic treats genetic eye conditions
Victorians who have, or are at risk of inheriting, a genetic eye condition can now be seen and treated by a multidisciplinary clinic run by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Ongoing care for Victorians with personality disorders
Victorians living with a severe personality disorder now have better access to the ongoing care and support they need, thanks to an initiative from the State Government.

Stroke researchers look to the sky for stroke care
Australia could become home to the world’s first stroke air ambulance – an innovation with the potential to transform access to emergency stroke treatment for people in rural and regional areas.

General

DonateLife leader
DonateLife Victoria has appointed its first general manager, Tony Holland, as part of an expansion that follows a three-fold increase in the rate of organ donation in Victoria.

Kids work on school holiday fun while dad does his duty
Dental Health Services Victoria held its first Bring Your Kids to Work Week during the school holidays.

Dialysis patients keep in touch
A postcard program by the haemodialysis unit at Frankston Hospital is connecting dialysis patients across Australia.

Course helps practitioners care for cancer patients
More than 2,000 primary care practitioners have completed a four-week online course to better help people living with – or recovering from – cancer.

Healthcare women among public sector leaders
Colac Area Health director of nursing and clinical care Jenny Salkeld and Eastern Health clinical operations executive director Karen Fox are among the Institute of Public Administration Australia’s (Victoria) top 50 public sector women.

New Eye and Ear CEO
Brendon Gardner has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Lance Wallace Health Purchasing board chair
Lance Wallace has been appointed chair of Health Purchasing Victoria.

Lights on for lives saved
Melbourne’s night skyline had special significance when AAMI Park turned magenta for DonateLife Week, the national awareness campaign for organ and tissue donation.

Football star shines at Western Health forum
Western Bulldogs AFLW premiership-winning captain Ellie Blackburn was the guest of honour at the recent allied health staff inspiration forum at Western Health.

Psychiatric nursing centre program wins mental health award
The University of Melbourne Centre for Psychiatric Nursing’s consumer academic program has won an award for service to mental health.

ICU exam medal for Royal Melbourne Hospital registrar
Royal Melbourne Hospital intensive care unit registrar Mark Plummer has been awarded a top honour after successfully completing the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) fellowship exam.

Disability director lifetime achiever
Monash Health Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria (CDDHV) director Jane Tracy was inducted into the lifetime achievement honour roll at the 2019 Victorian Disability Awards.

Frankston Hospital mental health staff on song
Frankston Hospital’s mental health service staff choir is flooding the corridors with a chorus of voices.

Aged care residents not sheepish with new visitor
Billy Jean was a rejected twin lamb but she is now a much-loved visitor to Portland District Health’s Harbourside Lodge.

Girls urged to show they can
VicHealth is seeking more everyday women to come on board as This Girl Can campaign ambassadors.