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November 2014 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Victoria turns it on for 2014 Seniors Festival

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The 2014 Seniors Festival saw a massive influx of older Victorians into Melbourne’s CBD and regional cities.

Non-English language info to increase sight tests

story link jpegA new campaign was launched on World Sight Day to encourage non-English speaking Victorians to get an eye test. 

Residential aged care services honour staff

story link jpegMore than 185 public sector residential aged care services across the State have honoured the contribution of those who provide care and support to older residents.

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Health pledge to Peninsula’s Aboriginal community

Peninsula Health has launched a plan to address the factors that contribute to poor health outcomes for Aboriginal people on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Rosebud Hospital loves those calendar girls

A group of local ladies has bared all to raise funds for the oncology day unit at Rosebud Hospital.

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Community commends new chemo unit

Portland’s chemotherapy unit is helping people avoid trips to Geelong or Warrnambool.

Health Service Performance and Programs

Public healthcare leaders honoured
The 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards has marked 10 years of honouring Victoria’s worldclass achievements in the delivery of innovative, high-quality healthcare.

Community commends new chemo unit
Portland’s chemotherapy unit is helping people avoid trips to Geelong or Warrnambool.

New hospital completes Charlton recovery
The Charlton community has reached a historic milestone in its recovery from the devastating 2011 floods with the doors opening on a state-of-the-art hospital.

Hospital acknowledges Footscray heritage
To mark its 60th birthday, Western Hospital has officially changed its name to Footscray Hospital.

Mother and baby unit plans set in concrete
Work on the Ballarat Health Services’ $3 million mother baby unit is well underway after contractors poured the building’s slab.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Ageing

Victoria turns it on for 2014 Seniors Festival
The 2014 Seniors Festival saw a massive influx of older Victorians into Melbourne’s CBD and regional cities.

Healthy food sea-change targets Portland pre-teens
A Department of Health-funded community campaign is tackling Portland’s escalating obesity problem.

Non-English language info to increase sight tests
A new campaign was launched on World Sight Day to encourage non-English speaking Victorians to get an eye test. 

Northern an advance care plan veteran
Northern Health introduced Advance Care Planning – the process of preparing for future health and personal care – 10 years ago.

Service offers advance care planning help
Health professionals and those caring for older people in residential aged care facilities or community based facilities – including GPs, nurses, allied health professionals and personal care workers – can access a service that will improve their capacity to deliver quality end-of-life care.

Residential aged care services honour staff
More than 185 public sector residential aged care services across the State have honoured the contribution of those who provide care and support to older residents.

Eyres House garden grows
The walled garden at Ballarat Health Services’ Eyres House has been officially opened.

Lismore volunteer named Victorian Senior of the Year
Lismore stalwart Ted Goodacre has been named 2014 Victorian Senior of the Year, recognising decades of inspirational volunteer work for his local community.

 

 

 

General

Migrant centre marks 21st birthday
The Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre in Dandenong has celebrated 21 years of service.

Valued volunteer
Dorothea Wagner is a calm and friendly face in one of the most high-pressure wards at Frankston Hospital.

Trial identifies new treatment for melanoma
A breakthrough clinical trial for people with advanced melanoma has established a new treatment protocol for the deadly skin cancer.

Rosebud Hospital loves those calendar girls
A group of local ladies has bared all to raise funds for the oncology day unit at Rosebud Hospital.

Health pledge to Peninsula’s Aboriginal community
Peninsula Health has launched a plan to address the factors that contribute to poor health outcomes for Aboriginal people on the Mornington Peninsula.

New CEO for GSHS
The Board of Gippsland Southern Health Service has announced the appointment of Mark Johnson as Chief Executive Office.

Pink ladies raise breast cancer awareness
Northern Health raised breast cancer awareness during October with a mini field of women display.

Beam lifted for sky-eye view
The world-class $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project has marked an historic milestone with the building in Parkville reaching its full height of 72 metres as the final steel beam was lifted into place.