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

Teddy care a learning experience

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Medical, nursing and allied health students from five universities hosted Ballarat’s first Teddy Bear Hospital.

Music to our ears

Music to our ears story link jpegGeorgia Pitts is a University of Melbourne music therapy masters degree student on placement at Northern Hospital Epping.

NICU serves western families

NICU serves western families story link jpegFirst time western suburbs’ parents and their babies now have access to a neonatal intensive care unit at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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Stroke treatment time reduced

A team of researchers has drastically reduced critical time to treatment for the most severe stroke patients.

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Specialised clinic a gem of an idea

A specialised clinic at Northern Hospital provides antenatal care to pregnant women with an elevated body mass index (BMI>40).

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Glucose meters mark diabetes

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has introduced technology that will uncover the true extent of diabetes in hospital.

Health and Wellbeing

Bigger, better Monash ED on way
The State Government is building a bigger, better emergency department at Monash Hospital to make sure more locals in Melbourne’s south-east get the world-class care they deserve, faster.

Teddy care a learning experience
Medical, nursing and allied health students from five universities hosted Ballarat’s first Teddy Bear Hospital.

Simulation program to educate staff at The Women’s
The Royal Women’s Hospital will be home to a new, in-situ simulation education initiative.

Frankston Hospital ED team saves asthma patient
Dromana mother Beck Gourlay always thought asthma was mild but she discovered she was wrong.

NICU serves western families
First time western suburbs’ parents and their babies now have access to a neonatal intensive care unit at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Governor opens new aged care residence
Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau has opened mecwacare’s 40-bed boutique residential aged care facility in Caulfield North.

Equipment improves Wimmera care
A donation to Wimmera Medical Centre will help identify cervical pre‑cancers.

Specialised clinic a gem of an idea
A specialised clinic at Northern Hospital provides antenatal care to pregnant women with an elevated body mass index (BMI>40).

Home chemotherapy service
Northern Health has launched a new hospital in the home (HITH) chemotherapy service.

Stroke treatment time reduced
A team of researchers has drastically reduced critical time to treatment for the most severe stroke patients.

Glucose meters mark diabetes
The Royal Melbourne Hospital has introduced technology that will uncover the true extent of diabetes in hospital.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

SafeScript team wins national award
The Department of Health and Human Services’ SafeScript team has received the 2019 national iAwards for infrastructure and platforms innovation of the year award.

Tooth decay on radar
Dental assistants can now apply fluoride varnish to children’s teeth following an amendment made to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017.

General

Nurses take their skills overseas
Sandringham theatre nurses Sam Eddison and Kristen Gibson have taken their skills overseas, volunteering on surgeries for those who do not have access to healthcare.

Bubbles to the brain diver sends a message
Experienced diver Kate Martin thought she would drown when she started coughing 19 metres below the surface off Portsea in Victoria.

Music to our ears
Georgia Pitts is a University of Melbourne music therapy masters degree student on placement at Northern Hospital Epping.

Twenty years of collaboration
The Victorian collaborative mental health nursing conference (the Collab) has marked its 20th anniversary.

Guidelines for children with hearing impairment
A network of health experts has produced Australia’s first national guidelines for the medical management of children with hearing loss.

Paramedics follow fathers’ footsteps
Six paramedics who have chosen to follow in the career footsteps of their family members were among 136 paramedics who graduated at a ceremony at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.

ED video shows wide impact of road trauma
Barwon Health has produced a short film to highlight the impact road trauma has on victims, families and emergency workers.

Garden commemorates rich Chinese history
Bendigo Health has held a special ceremony to bless its Chinese garden.

Research a lead on effective cancer treatment
Jim Wilson’s son Sam died of neuroblastoma when he was just six years old.

3D technology to save lives
The State Government is rolling out 3D breast screening technology across the state – speeding up life-saving diagnosis and cutting down on invasive procedures.

Stawell community thanks The Alfred
Two months after a car crash nearly took his life Harry Comitti, 18, came back to visit the Alfred Hospital’s intensive care unit and trauma ward.

Bike trips a bonnie idea
Melbourne bayside and western district aged care facility residents are loving a Cycling Without Age program.

Uluru art techniques for Western Health
When Maddison Irwin began her traineeship at Western Health eight months ago, she never suspected the artistic skills she picked up while working with Aboriginal elders near Uluru would come in handy.