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

Taylor is one in 100,000

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Upper Ferntree Gully’s Angliss Hospital has welcomed its 100,000th baby – Taylor Cox.

Later life study to focus on families

story link jpegDeakin University is leading a study that investigates how families care for, and support, ageing parents.

Baby Haesel the pride of Northern Health

story link jpegNorthern Health is proud of its role in the birth of Anthony Zahra and Patrick Baud’s daughter, Haesel.

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Grateful families thank their paramedics

This year’s Thank a Paramedic Day was a special occasion for Ambulance Victoria and the Jauhari family from Trentham East.

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Aged care week kicks off in madcap style

Staff of Wimmera Health Care Group’s Kurrajong Lodge have enthusiastically embraced 2017 Celebrating Aged Care Week, recreating the Mad Hatter’s tea party for delighted residents.

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All smiles following a brush with the Werribee hippos

The search for Victoria’s Biggest Little Smile is on as Dental Health Services Victoria and Zoos Victoria team up to fight oral disease in children.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Protecting Victorians during thunderstorm asthma
The State Government has launched a new public health information and education campaign to prepare Victorians for the possibility of thunderstorm asthma during the upcoming pollen season.

All smiles following a brush with the Werribee hippos
The search for Victoria’s Biggest Little Smile is on as Dental Health Services Victoria and Zoos Victoria team up to fight oral disease in children.

Soapy heroes encourage healthy habits
The Department of Health and Human Services is working with the Department of Education and Training to help promote hand hygiene in schools.

General

Oral health award nomination call
Dental Health Services Victoria is calling for nominations for the 2017 Public Oral Healthcare Awards.

Grateful families thank their paramedics
This year’s Thank a Paramedic Day was a special occasion for Ambulance Victoria and the Jauhari family from Trentham East.

Later life study to focus on families
Deakin University is leading a study that investigates how families care for, and support, ageing parents.

Pride cup kicks goals
Latrobe Regional Hospital has co-sponsored Gippsland’s inaugural Pride Cup.

New CEO for RACS
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has appointed Mary Harney as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Kidsafe centre opens at Monash
The State Government is helping Kidsafe Victoria warn parents of the risks of non-intentional injuries through new interactive hubs at the Monash Children’s Hospital.

New Wimmera Health Chief Executive
Catherine Morley has been appointed Wimmera Health Care Group Chief Executive Officer.

Wimmera nurse leader in residential aged care
Wimmera Health Care Group’s Paul Mark has won an Aged Care Leadership Award.

Health and Wellbeing

Taylor is one in 100,000
Upper Ferntree Gully’s Angliss Hospital has welcomed its 100,000th baby – Taylor Cox.

First cath lab opens in Gippsland
Gippsland’s first catheterisation laboratory for cardiac surgery at Latrobe Regional Hospital is now complete.

Aged care week kicks off in madcap style
Staff of Wimmera Health Care Group’s Kurrajong Lodge have enthusiastically embraced 2017 Celebrating Aged Care Week, recreating the Mad Hatter’s tea party for delighted residents.

Back on track after cardiac surgery
Frankston teenager, Benny Cooper has made a miraculous return to the track, taking part in the Run Melbourne for Monash Health.

Boon for Bayside babies
More of Melbourne Bayside community’s sickest babies will get the specialist care they need closer to home with the expansion of the special care nursery at Sandringham Hospital.

Doctor clinics to tackle devastating condition
An ambitious plan to educate GPs across Australia about a condition that is having a devastating impact on the elderly – but is largely unknown – has been launched by a Victorian research institute.

Interactive robot gets aged care home resident seal of approval
An advanced, interactive therapeutic robot seal has won over hearts at Mercy Place Abbotsford.

Baby Haesel the pride of Northern Health
Northern Health is proud of its role in the birth of Anthony Zahra and Patrick Baud’s daughter, Haesel.

School-based trainees help to close the gap
Western Health has welcomed its first Aboriginal school-based trainees, as part of its commitment to Closing the Gap.

Healthy food sales soar
Alfred Health has successfully slashed sales of unhealthy foods across all hospital sites by 30,000 meals each year as part of a trial to tackle obesity and promote healthy eating.

Long-term study shows caffeine good for prem bubs
New research has found that caffeine given to very pre-term babies in their first weeks of life significantly improved their long-term breathing ability.

Respect, compassion aim of agreement
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Ballarat Health Services have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Happy and healthy the goal for nurses and midwives
More than 2,500 Victorian nurses and midwives are taking part in an innovative pilot study aimed at improving the mental, emotional and physical health of shift workers caring for patients at the bedside.

Mental health complaint support for Aboriginal community
The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) has developed an information sheet for Aboriginal people to access culturally-appropriate and engaging information about their rights under the Mental Health Act 2014.

Northern metro community health services merge
Dianella Health and Plenty Valley Community Health have merged.

Kids complex care unit brings normality to families
Two-year-old Albie Moore, was born with a cluster of birth defects, resulting in five major operations in his short life.