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

Royal Melbourne patients trial brain reading device

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A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been approved for its first-in-human clinical trial at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Undergraduates gain nursing experience on the Peninsula

Undergraduates gain nursing experience on the Peninsula story link jpegPeninsula Health is one of a select number of health services offering a pilot program giving nursing students paid experience while they study.

IT sourcing expert to guide health sector purchasing

IT sourcing expert to guide health sector purchasing story link jpegHealth Purchasing Victoria has appointed information technology strategic sourcing expert John McKinlay to identify and deliver greater value for health services.

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Garden provides spiritual space

Northern Health has opened its Jornung-Bik – a pleasant place – space for patients and families.

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Sports day closed the gap for eastern suburbs community

Eastern Health’s closing the gap family sports day resulted in a football win for the community team and a victory for Eastern Health’s team in the netball competition.

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Northern Health focus on digital technology

Northern Health is looking at innovative ways of creating a sustainable future in healthcare with digital being a key component.

Health and Wellbeing

Royal Melbourne patients trial brain reading device
A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been approved for its first-in-human clinical trial at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Undergraduates gain nursing experience on the Peninsula
Peninsula Health is one of a select number of health services offering a pilot program giving nursing students paid experience while they study.

Door open to Mental Health Royal Commission
Victorians will have a chance to share their lived experiences and be a part of a once-in-a-generation reform of the mental health system.

ANZAC Day special for Mercy Place residents
For World War II veteran Sandy Concannon, 95, ANZAC Day is a day of quiet reflection.

Northern Health focus on digital technology
Northern Health is looking at innovative ways of creating a sustainable future in healthcare with digital being a key component.

Registry to provide feedback on pelvic floor surgery
Two Western Health clinical experts have helped develop a pilot national clinical quality registry to collect information on pelvic floor surgeries.

Depression relief – it’s a gas
Researchers at Alfred Health will trial laughing gas to treat patients with depression after studies overseas showed promising results.

Staff ensure smooth move to Northern ICU
Northern Hospital Epping’s new intensive care unit includes 18 beds and three dedicated paediatric bays.

Royal Melbourne surgery the first in Australia
Cardiologists at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have broken new ground performing a unique operation for the first time in Australia.

Mental health support for Ballarat aged care workers
An online monitoring and support system will improve the mental wellbeing of workers in residential aged care services at Ballarat Health Services.

Exercise program for cancer patients
Wimmera residents affected by cancer will have access to a comprehensive survivorship education, exercise and wellness program.

New Barwon Health CEO
Frances Diver has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Barwon Health.

Boost for prostate cancer research
The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne have received a $5.4 million funding boost for prostate cancer research.

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Funds for gender diverse health care
The State Government is better supporting the needs of trans and gender diverse Victorians with two dedicated multidisciplinary health clinics opening in Ballarat and Preston.

Recognition for genomics expert
Melbourne Genomics Executive Director Clara Gaff has been recognised for her contribution to genomics in the 2019 BioMelbourne Network women in leadership awards.

Prestigious award for rural service stalwart
Hopetoun’s Cheryl Reid has received Rural Northwest Health’s 2019 Betty Richardson Award.

IT sourcing expert to guide health sector purchasing
Health Purchasing Victoria has appointed information technology strategic sourcing expert John McKinlay to identify and deliver greater value for health services.

Sports day closed the gap for eastern suburbs community
Eastern Health’s closing the gap family sports day resulted in a football win for the community team and a victory for Eastern Health’s team in the netball competition.

Cardiac nurse honoured as all-rounder
Austin Health’s Amanda Lynch has received the critical care nursing prize from the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.

Novel uses for Western Health waste
The sustainability team at Western Health has collaborated with a local designer to find a novel use for unneeded plastic syringes.

Grant to lower barriers to community inclusion
A community initiative to help address social isolation experienced by older LGBTI Victorians is about to get under way.

Life is a dance in the old fashioned way
Warracknabeal couple Enid and Edward Schultz are the epitome of what love and life are all about.

Lyndoch cited for diverse workforce
Lyndoch Living has been awarded the employer of choice for gender equality citation by the national Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

Austin applauds its graduate nurses
Austin Health has hosted its first end-of-graduate-year celebration to recognise nurses who successfully completed last year’s program.

Call for award nominations
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards are now open for entries.

Garden provides spiritual space
Northern Health has opened its Jornung-Bik – a pleasant place – space for patients and families.

Campaign to stop hospital bullying
The State Government is taking action to drive down bullying and harassment in Victoria’s public hospitals with a new awareness campaign.