State Government Victoria Australia Department of Health header
State Government Victoria
Victorian Government Health Information
Health Home
Main A to Z Index | Site Map | About Health  

April 2013 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Boys will be bunnies at Easter

Boys will be bunnies at Easter story link jpeg

St Patrick’s College has served the Ballarat and western Victoria community since 1893.

Monash revved up for Jenson Button visit

Monash revved up for Jenson Button visit story link jpegMonash Children’s Hospital patients and their families had a surprise visit from 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button.

Stroke nurse practitioner a national first

story link jpegAfter years of study and dedication, Peninsula Health’s Carol Gore has been endorsed as a stroke nurse practitioner by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Wangaratta marks 140th story link jpeg

Wangaratta marks 140th

Local residents – as well as more than 250 nurses and other former staff – participated in events to mark Northeast Health Wangaratta’s 140th anniversary.

Patients happy with hospital care story link jpeg

Patients happy with hospital care

For the second year running, Victorian public hospitals have recorded significant increases in patient satisfaction.

Videos help make a difference on Aboriginal health story link jpeg

Videos help make a difference on Aboriginal health

Melbourne Health, with Aboriginal production company Sista Girl Productions, has produced two educational videos to help close the healthcare gap.

Hospital and Health Services

Patients happy with hospital care
For the second year running, Victorian public hospitals have recorded significant increases in patient satisfaction.

Bendigo Hospital to be bigger, better
The Exemplar consortium has been announced as the preferred bidder for the new Bendigo Hospital project.

Major milestone for billion dollar cancer centre
Minister for Health David Davis joined cancer survivors and people touched by cancer for a special site inspection of the $1 billion new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Project facilities.

Sky-high milestone for Box Hill Hospital
The $447.5 million Box Hill Hospital redevelopment has hit a historic milestone with the building now at its full height.

Stroke nurse practitioner a national first
After years of study and dedication, Peninsula Health’s Carol Gore has been endorsed as a stroke nurse practitioner by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Clinic gives patients heart
MonashHeart’s paediatric heart murmur clinic has celebrated its first birthday.

Monash cleaners steam ahead
Monash Health is pioneering steam-cleaning and microfibre cloths to help prevent the spread of disease.

Aged Care

Home care funding boost for senior Victorians
Senior Victorians, younger people with disabilities and their carers will benefit this year from a $33.4 million boost to Home and Community Care services helping them to live independently at home.

Mental Health and Drugs

Funds for advice group
Twelve area mental health services across Victoria will share in $230,000 to establish new patient, family and carer advisory groups as part of the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative.

App enables sexual assault reports
Monash Health’s South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault has created an app for iphones, ipads and Androids which allows people to report sexual assault and harassment anonymously.

Multi-media helps families stay in touch
As demand increases to support children with autism, Portland District Health provisional psychologist Laura Green is finding innovative ways to keep in touch with them and their families.

 

 

General News

Boys will be bunnies at Easter
St Patrick’s College has served the Ballarat and western Victoria community since 1893.

Wangaratta marks 140th
Local residents – as well as more than 250 nurses and other former staff – participated in events to mark Northeast Health Wangaratta’s 140th anniversary.

Tapestry receives Northern exposure
A tapestry representing the northern suburbs’ progress will be on permanent display at the Northern Hospital.

Curry spices up day of harmony
About 200 people were lured by the smells of curry and other Indian sub-continental fare during a Wimmera Health Care Group Harmony Day event.

Study offers relief from Crohn’s disease
St Vincent’s Hospital researchers have completed a study that has the potential to dramatically improve post-operative care for patients with Crohn’s disease.

Royal Melbourne – 165 years and 20 million patients
Victoria’s oldest hospital, the Royal Melbourne, has celebrated 165 years of caring for the Victorian community.

Kidney care key message
Monash Medical Centre was a sea of red when the nephrology team led celebrations for World Kidney Day.

Big tick for trauma treatment
The Royal Melbourne Hospital has been endorsed as a Level 1 Trauma Centre – the first in Victoria to achieve this status.

Sports day helps close the gap
Some of the best Aboriginal sporting talent in Melbourne’s east took to the field against Eastern Health staff for a special community sports event.

Monash revved up for Jenson Button visit
Monash Children’s Hospital patients and their families had a surprise visit from 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Local government guide to oral health
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) and the Department of Health have developed a guide to help local governments improve oral health and prevent oral disease in the community.

At-risk urged on flu vaccination
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Rosemary Lester has urged Victorians at risk of influenza to be immunised.

Program promotes Greater Dandenong health
The State Government and the City of Greater Dandenong are joining forces to spearhead the biggest-ever push for healthier lifestyles in Greater Dandenong.

Videos help make a difference on Aboriginal health
Melbourne Health, with Aboriginal production company Sista Girl Productions, has produced two educational videos to help close the healthcare gap.

Blood cancer information gathered
A multiple myeloma blood cancer registry, the first of its kind in Australia and New Zealand, is being piloted at the Alfred Hospital in conjunction with Monash University.

Women’s program does well in the west
About 60 women have taken part in the Western Health’s African Women’s Wellness Program at Sunshine Hospital.