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December 2011 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Smooth move for patients into new Children’s Hospital

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It took just under eight hours on November 30 to move 143 inpatients from the old hospital into the new Royal Children’s.

Motorcycle paramedics for busy CBD

Motorcycle paramedics for busy CBD story link jpegMinister for Health David Davis has launched Ambulance Victoria’s first Motorcycle Paramedic Unit

Family room at Monash has that homely feeling

story link jpegEthan Monck, 3, is the face behind the new respite centre for families of children treated at Monash Children’s Hospital.

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Diwali fundraiser lights up Royal Melbourne

Community leaders raised more than $13,000 for the Oral and Maxillofacial Service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital during Diwali celebrations.

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National award for Northern Health translators

Northern Health’s dedicated team of language professionals has won a prestigious national award.

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Multi-faith facility opens in Goulburn Valley

Goulburn Valley Health has a new multi-faith room.

Hospital and Health Services

Our healthcare leaders honoured with awards
Premier Ted Baillieu has honoured the leadership and innovation of outstanding service providers at the 2011 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Smooth move for patients into new Children’s Hospital
It took just under eight hours on November 30 to move 143 inpatients from the old hospital into the new Royal Children’s.

Motorcycle paramedics for busy CBD
Minister for Health David Davis has launched Ambulance Victoria’s first Motorcycle Paramedic Unit

National award for Northern Health translators
Northern Health’s dedicated team of language professionals has won a prestigious national award.

Peter Mac’s young patients get some space
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre now includes a bright, fresh space for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Family room at Monash has that homely feeling
Ethan Monck, 3, is the face behind the new respite centre for families of children treated at Monash Children’s Hospital.

Diwali fundraiser lights up Royal Melbourne
Community leaders raised more than $13,000 for the Oral and Maxillofacial Service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital during Diwali celebrations.

Multi-faith facility opens in Goulburn Valley
Goulburn Valley Health has a new multi-faith room.

Midwife wins leader award
Eastern Health’s Vanessa Watkins has been acknowledged for her dedication.

Box Hill Hospital redevelopment goes forward
Minister for Health David Davis has announced Baulderstone Pty Ltd as the builder of the redeveloped, $447.5 million, state-of-the-art Box Hill Hospital.

Mental Health and Drugs

Doors open for people with a mental illness
An innovative project that helps people with a severe mental illness into private sector housing has been unveiled by Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge.

General News

Tele-health project to boost service access
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has announced a project that will revolutionise access to healthcare in Western Victoria.

Research Week in West
Partner organisations have joined Western Health to mark Research Week.

Child heart doctor receives prestigious Victoria Fellowship
Children’s heart doctor Darren Hutchinson has been awarded a prestigious 2011 Victoria Fellowship to travel to Canada for specialist training in foetal cardiology.

Regional medical, education centre opened
The Greater Wimmera and Southern Mallee community can find a wide range of vital health services under one roof with the opening of a new medical centre in Horsham.

Gift takes Royal Melbourne down Jane Bell memory lane
Memorabilia that belonged to former Lady Superintendent Jane Bell has been donated to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

…from the Secretary
Not only did I have the pleasure of attending the 2011 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, I had the honour of chairing a judging panel and presenting the Health Leader’s Award to Rumbalara Aboriginal CoOperative.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Mammogram comes with free scan
Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) partnership with Grampians BreastScreen and Ballarat Health Service is offering a new service to women.

Communities urged to act on diabetes
Local communities across Victoria are being asked to take urgent action as new data reveals rates of diabetes have soared in the past 10 years.

Support is just a telephone call away
Hodan Ali is one of a number of skilled volunteers trained to provide telephone support, information and early intervention to myalgic encephalomyelitis sufferers.

Web help for spine injury patients
A website aimed at better informing, as well as socially connecting, those with a spinal cord injury has been launched by a collaboration of health experts.