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August 2019 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Staff draw attention to pyjama problem

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Western Health staff put on their PJs for a day to encourage patients to get up, get dressed and get moving for the start of the 100-day End PJ Paralysis challenge.

Dad ensures his daughter is a liver

Dad ensures his daughter is a liver story link jpegTwo Melbourne hospitals have joined forces to perform Victoria’s first living-donor liver transplant between a father and child.

Fundraising out of the blue

Fundraising out of the blue story link jpegNot many charities or organisations can boast of raising $500,000 to help the local community.

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Prize for RMH ED doctors

Royal Melbourne Hospital emergency department doctors have taken home the Buchanan Prize two years in a row.

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Maternity care sessions bring families into the fold

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has selected the Northern Health region as one of four in Melbourne to pilot an innovative approach to antenatal and postnatal care for Assyrian/Chaldean women.

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Immunotherapy centre connects researchers

Victoria will be among the world’s leading destinations for fighting cancer thanks to a new research facility opening at the cutting-edge Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Docs, nurses and ambos rise to flu challenge
The State Government is stepping up its fight against flu, making vaccination compulsory for frontline staff in hospital wards.

Alcohol ranked as most harmful drug
Alcohol causes the most overall harm of any drug in Australia, followed by crystal methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyls, according to new research from a St Vincent’s study.

Health and Wellbeing

Staff draw attention to pyjama problem
Western Health staff put on their PJs for a day to encourage patients to get up, get dressed and get moving for the start of the 100-day End PJ Paralysis challenge.

Northern Health houses long-distance families
Accommodation is now available for families who travel long distances to visit patients at Northern Hospital Epping.

Ear, ear for Northern Health equipment grant
New equipment will enable Northern Health to introduce complex ear surgery.

Trial investigates CT as early lung cancer detector
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is leading an international trial to determine whether a CT scan is the best way to detect early lung cancer.

Prize for RMH ED doctors
Royal Melbourne Hospital emergency department doctors have taken home the Buchanan Prize two years in a row.

Only the best for Frankston Hospital
Frankston Hospital is now home to the best and most advanced CT scanner in Australia.

Alfred leads the way in mind-controlled prosthetic arms
More upper limb amputees in Australia are regaining independence thanks to Alfred Health’s thought-controlled prosthetic arm program.

Health justice partnership to act on elder abuse
Eastern Health and the Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) have partnered to provide a support system for people experiencing elder abuse across Melbourne’s east.

Dad ensures his daughter is a liver
Two Melbourne hospitals have joined forces to perform Victoria’s first living-donor liver transplant between a father and child.

Mum full of praise for her Angliss team
Allison Cook was in the late stages of her third pregnancy when she realised she had not felt her baby move much over the last few days.

General

Maternity care sessions bring families into the fold
The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has selected the Northern Health region as one of four in Melbourne to pilot an innovative approach to antenatal and postnatal care for Assyrian/Chaldean women.

New VicHealth CEO appointed
Doctor and public health advocate Sandro Demaio is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Award for diabetes work
Gippsland Southern Health Service’s Andrea Curtis has been named the Australian Diabetes Educators Association’s credentialled diabetes educator of the year for Victoria.

Garden feature puts fitness first
An exercise area for seniors has completed the wellness garden at Rural Northwest Heath’s Warracknabeal campus.

Funding for cancer projects
The Victorian Cancer Agency is accepting applications as part of the 2019 funding round.

Garden gives community something to talk about
NAIDOC Week is always an important celebration at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS).

Journey ends with employment award
When Say Ka Trace Hlaing reflects on her childhood in a Thai refugee camp, a warm smile appears on her face.

Relationships stitched up
Students from Emmanuel College in Warrnambool have become Victoria’s latest fashion designers as they design and create pyjamas for aged care residents at Mercy Place.

Monash Health celebrates its outstanding achievers
The exemplary work of employees was recognised and celebrated at the annual Monash Health awards.

Patient care core of conference
Clinicians, healthcare leaders and consumers are encouraged to attend Safer Care Victoria’s GIANT STEPS | Towards better, safer care conference.

Novel ideas to reduce all sorts of rubbish
Cindy Bird can often be found gathering rubbish around the Bendigo hospital campus.

Health Services celebrate Queen’s Birthday Honours
The Royal Children’s Hospital had many reasons to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Call for public sector dental health excellence nominations
Dental Health Services Victoria is calling for nominations for the 2019 Public Oral Health Awards.

Lecture hones in on child mental health
Paediatric and mental health professionals are invited to attend the free Have you checked the children? mental health care for young Australian children lecture.

Neurology leader recognised
Melbourne Brain Centre director Stephen Davis has received the international co-operation award at the 5th Annual Scientific Session of Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) and Tiantan International Stroke Conference.

Fundraising out of the blue
Not many charities or organisations can boast of raising $500,000 to help the local community.

NAIDOC Week gives voice to treaty and truth
The Northern Health front foyer was transformed during NAIDOC Week with a display of Aboriginal history.

Immunotherapy centre connects researchers
Victoria will be among the world’s leading destinations for fighting cancer thanks to a new research facility opening at the cutting-edge Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.