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December 2013 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Public healthcare leaders honoured

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Victoria’s leading health services have been honoured at the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards for shaping new benchmarks in the delivery of innovative, high-quality healthcare.

Circus ball nets funds for falls program

Circus ball nets funds for falls program story link jpegEastern Health volunteer Estelle Foudoulis found a novel way of supporting Peter James Centre’s award-winning falls and wellbeing program.

Men take stand against violence

Men take stand against violence story link jpegSenior male staff at the Royal Women’s Hospital and directors of the hospital’s board hosted the annual White Ribbon Day men’s breakfast

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International experts visit to discuss organ donation

DonateLife Victoria hosted visits from international experts to showcase hospital facilities and advances as part of Australia’s reform program to increase organ and tissue donation.

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Avoca residents warm to spirit of generosity

Maryborough District Health Service Executive Director of Nursing Fiona Brew and Avoca campus Director of Nursing Trevor Miles have been warmed by the generosity of the Deep Creek Stitchers.

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Awards for Victoria’s community heroes

Minister for Health David Davis has paid tribute to 20 inspiring Victorians who showed extraordinary courage and leadership to help others in life-threatening medical emergencies.

Hospital and Health Services

Public healthcare leaders honoured
Victoria’s leading health services have been honoured at the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards for shaping new benchmarks in the delivery of innovative, high-quality healthcare.

Movement at the ambo stations
Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Health David Davis officially opened the new $1.15 million ambulance station in Portland.

X-ray device in ED a boon for Shepparton
New digital radiography equipment producing the highest quality x-rays is now in operation in Goulburn Valley Health’s emergency department.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Tips for pool safety
Hundreds of Victorians celebrating the start of the summer swimming season at the Water Safety Fun Day at Federation Square were reminded of the importance of healthy swimming behaviour.

Praise for health promotion
New Zealand Minister for Health Tony Ryall has praised efforts to promote healthier lifestyles in Mildura during a visit to the region with Victorian Minister David Davis.

Melbourne marks World AIDS Day
This year’s Getting to Zero World AIDS Day theme was a reminder there was work to be done to achieve ambitious goals of no discrimination and no AIDS-related deaths, Minister for Health David Davis has said.

Diabetes experts gather for huge international conference
About 10,000 people from more than 100 nations gathered at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the International Diabetes Federation 2013 World Diabetes Congress.

Hair’s to feeling better
The first Look Good… Feel Better workshop has been held at the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre’s Wellness Centre.

Success at Ballarat regional cancer centre
The Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre has achieved significant success in its first eight months of operation.

Aged Care

Avoca residents warm to spirit of generosity
Maryborough District Health Service Executive Director of Nursing Fiona Brew and Avoca campus Director of Nursing Trevor Miles have been warmed by the generosity of the Deep Creek Stitchers.

Maryborough students pride of the community
Maryborough Education Centre student Peter Redding was the proud recipient of a Maryborough District Health Service Certificate of Appreciation.

Circus ball nets funds for falls program
Eastern Health volunteer Estelle Foudoulis found a novel way of supporting Peter James Centre’s award-winning falls and wellbeing program.

General News

Plan in place for summer emergencies
Victorian hospitals, ambulance branches and health agencies are prepared for emergencies over summer.

Team approach to allied health
The growing need to address workforce pressures was the focus of the inaugural Victorian Allied Health Assistant Conference.

International experts visit to discuss organ donation
DonateLife Victoria hosted visits from international experts to showcase hospital facilities and advances as part of Australia’s reform program to increase organ and tissue donation.

Accolades for training partnership
Western Health and Victoria University have received a Business and Higher Education Round Table Award.

Awards for Victoria’s community heroes
Minister for Health David Davis has paid tribute to 20 inspiring Victorians who showed extraordinary courage and leadership to help others in life-threatening medical emergencies.

Mental Health and Drugs

More help for refuge seekers
Eastern Health is working with the Eastern Melbourne Migrant Information Centre to support refuge seekers.

DVD first step away from assault
The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) has created a DVD to encourage discussion about sexual assault.

Treatment brings order and recovery
When Catherine Bennett was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) she was dealing with many personal demons.

Mental health support for young people
Ten community groups will receive grants to support suicide prevention and mental health activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) young people.

Theatre therapy improves parental mental health
University of Melbourne researchers and parents of children with disabilities have approached the issue of support in an innovative and alternative way.

Men take stand against violence
Senior male staff at the Royal Women’s Hospital and directors of the hospital’s board hosted the annual White Ribbon Day men’s breakfast.