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April 2018 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Here’s 2 yOu

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A television campaign with Victorian Aboriginal community members telling how cutting back on sugary drinks has helped their health and wellbeing is running on regional WIN television.

Rehab program helps beat chronic illness

Rehab program helps beat chronic illness story link jpegA Ballan District Health and Care program helped John Anderson continue rehabilitation after his work team moved from Bacchus Marsh.

Big surprise for Sunshine

story link jpegSunshine Hospital recorded its highest number of births in 2017.

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Mural lets kids and families look on the bright side

A bright, underwater-themed mural is bringing a splash of colour to the courtyard of Austin Health’s statewide child inpatient unit.

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Speech program has pre-schoolers talking

An early intervention program at Sunshine Hospital is helping young children boost their communication skills at a critical time in their development.

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Fetal diagnostic service for Frankston Hospital

Pregnant women with suspected fetal abnormalities no longer have to travel to the city for diagnosis, thanks to Frankston Hospital’s new women’s health unit.

Health and Wellbeing

Faster DNA testing to save child lives
Victoria’s sickest babies and children will get the tests and diagnosis they need up to 10 times faster thanks to an Australian-first rapid DNA sequencing program funded by the State Government.

Mural lets kids and families look on the bright side
A bright, underwater-themed mural is bringing a splash of colour to the courtyard of Austin Health’s statewide child inpatient unit.

Forum focus on sexual safety in mental health units
Sector delegates have taken part in the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner’s inaugural ‘learning from complaints’ forum.

Fetal diagnostic service for Frankston Hospital
Pregnant women with suspected fetal abnormalities no longer have to travel to the city for diagnosis, thanks to Frankston Hospital’s new women’s health unit.

Better mental health care in Geelong
State Government funding will enable more people in Geelong with acute mental illness to receive better access to intensive care services.

Speech program has pre-schoolers talking
An early intervention program at Sunshine Hospital is helping young children boost their communication skills at a critical time in their development.

Closing the gap on children’s dental health
New data from Dental Health Services Victoria shows the dental decay gap is closing between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children with figures showing the smallest gap – 11.6 per cent – in nine years.

Pet therapy pals give comfort and companionship to Peninsula patients
Mornington Centre patient Alan Wardley has benefitted from Peninsula Health’s pet therapy pal program.

Big surprise for Sunshine
Sunshine Hospital recorded its highest number of births in 2017.

World-first approach on pelvic organ prolapse
Monash Health has collaborated with the Hudson Institute of Medical Research on a world-first approach to treating pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Ballarat man a liver thanks to Portland
Australia Day fireworks will always have a special place in Chrissie Warren’s heart after this year’s emotional connection.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Here’s 2 yOu
A television campaign with Victorian Aboriginal community members telling how cutting back on sugary drinks has helped their health and wellbeing is running on regional WIN television.

Sexual and reproductive health help a phone call away
The State Government’s new helpline is providing Victorian women with timely and trusted information on sexual and reproductive health issues.

Drug allergy unit opens
Austin Health’s new drug and antibiotic allergy service (DAAS) provides a fully-multidisciplinary and comprehensive service for the testing and diagnosis of drug and antibiotic allergies.

General

Rehab program helps beat chronic illness
A Ballan District Health and Care program helped John Anderson continue rehabilitation after his work team moved from Bacchus Marsh.

Local doctor delivers the next generation
Amy Swanson was born at Frankston Hospital.

Sustainability awards call
Sustainable Victorians, schools, community groups, councils and companies are being encouraged to enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

Law gives Victorians final say about medical treatment
Victorians are now able to make legally-binding advance care directives about the medical treatment they may want if they lost consciousness or forgot who they were.

Art bonds Mercy Place residents
Painters John Bartlett and Brother Patrick Henigan furthered their artistic bond by creating pieces throughout Mercy Place Abbotsford.

GP placements for medical students
Ballan District Health and Care is offering placements to University of Melbourne, Deakin University and Monash University medical students.

White Ribbon accreditation for Northern Health
Northern Health has received White Ribbon Accreditation.

Milestone for Royal Melbourne
The Royal Melbourne Hospital celebrated its 170th birthday in March.

Monash alcohol expert on a roll
Monash Health’s director of emergency research and innovation Diana Egerton-Warburton has been inducted into the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Victoria joins forces with healthcare leaders in Boston
Victorian medical researchers and healthcare professionals will partner with world-leading experts in cancer and paediatric health in Boston to improve access to the latest medical breakthroughs.

Women helped shape history of physiotherapy in Melbourne
A new book about physiotherapy’s 140-year history in Melbourne highlights the prominent role women played during both world wars and the polio epidemics.

Respect agreement for Austin, RACS
Austin Health and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery.

Top honours for rising medical researchers
Five of Victoria’s most talented health and medical researchers have received top honours for their pioneering breakthroughs that are improving care and changing lives.