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

Better Health Channel the web choice for women

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The Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel is Australia’s most popular health website for women, according to a national survey.

Innovative app screens babes for cerebral palsy

story link jpegAn app developed at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the University of Melbourne could revolutionise the way cerebral palsy is diagnosed and the timing of treatment.

High-tech trauma specs a vision of the future

High-tech trauma specs a vision of the future story link jpegHigh-tech glasses for trauma doctors have the potential to change emergency resuscitation at The Alfred, starting next year.

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Benalla community on march against workplace violence

Benalla Health has successfully completed a White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program.

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Focus on childhood trauma

The Royal Children’s Hospital trauma service’s first-ever Victorian trauma grand round attracted more than 300 health care professionals.

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New thunderstorm asthma forecasting system

A new, world-leading monitoring, prediction and alert system is now up and running, giving Victorians an early warning of possible epidemic thunderstorm asthma events this grass pollen season.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

New thunderstorm asthma forecasting system
A new, world-leading monitoring, prediction and alert system is now up and running, giving Victorians an early warning of possible epidemic thunderstorm asthma events this grass pollen season.

Eight more Supercare Pharmacies to give round-the-clock care
The State Government has unveiled the final eight locations of its 20 Supercare Pharmacies to help thousands more people get the healthcare and advice they need, round-the-clock and close to home.

Cervical screening program changes
Changes to the national cervical screening program will take place from December 1.

General

Better Health Channel the web choice for women
The Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel is Australia’s most popular health website for women, according to a national survey.

Focus on childhood trauma
The Royal Children’s Hospital trauma service’s first-ever Victorian trauma grand round attracted more than 300 health care professionals.

RACS award for obesity specialist
Wendy Brown has been awarded the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship.

Health and Wellbeing

Australian-first policy to prevent violence in hospitals
Victorian health workers will be safer at work with the State Government launching a new Australian-first emergency response policy to better protect workers, patients and visitors from violence in hospitals.

High point for Werribee expansion
Werribee Mercy Hospital’s $93 million expansion has reached its highest point of construction.

Dementia program to service Wimmera
Wimmera Health Care Group has set up a new dementia advisory service in Horsham.

Innovative app screens babes for cerebral palsy
An app developed at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the University of Melbourne could revolutionise the way cerebral palsy is diagnosed and the timing of treatment.

High-tech trauma specs a vision of the future
High-tech glasses for trauma doctors have the potential to change emergency resuscitation at The Alfred, starting next year.

Angliss construction works on target
Progress on a capital expansion project at Angliss Hospital is on track.

Diet key to control of gestational diabetes
Royal Women’s Hospital research has found a healthy diet alone can control gestational diabetes and does not put the mother at greater risk of having a big baby.

A round of paws for pets in aged care
The joy of animal companionship was unleashed at Mercy Place East Melbourne with a special performance by The Wonderdogs marking World Alzheimer’s Day 2017.

Forum encourages older people on the move
More than 200 providers of physical activity for older people took part in the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP) 2017 research and practice forum.

Residents join staff interview panels
Inglewood and Districts Health Service residents Don Collins, 88, and Joan Ridgeway, 81, are interviewing for new staff at the nursing home and hostel areas.

Broady surgery patient boost
The growing number of patients in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will get the elective surgery they need faster with the completion of the State Government’s state-of-the-art expansion of Broadmeadows Hospital.

Austin patients take heart
After just three years in their role, Austin Health nurse practitioners Andrea Driscoll and Tina Asker have reduced by 16 per cent the number of heart failure patients being readmitted to hospital within 90 days.

Multi-purpose rural service a champion of change
Beaufort Skipton Health Service’s ability to facilitate change was highlighted at the Australian College of Nurses national forum in Sydney.

Grampians cancer survivor program underway
A comprehensive survivorship education, exercise and wellness program for Grampians residents affected by cancer is underway.

Optometry students take glasses to classes
Optometry students from the University of Melbourne have carried out supervised eye screening at Thomastown East Primary School.

Benalla community on march against workplace violence
Benalla Health has successfully completed a White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program.

Queens of the COSMOS
The Royal Women’s Hospital has marked the 10th anniversary of caseload midwifery (COSMOS).

Cyber security to keep hospitals safe
A cutting-edge cyber security device that protects medical equipment in hospitals from being hacked will be trialled in Victoria in a world-first global pilot.