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

Public healthcare leaders honoured

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Victoria’s best and most innovative health services and programs have been honoured at the 15th annual Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Northern Health thanks its emergency nurses

story link jpegNorthern Health marked National Emergency Nurses Day by honouring the commitment and hard work of its ED staff.

Peninsula Health a step ahead on sepsis pathway

story link jpegPersistence and team effort have helped Peninsula Health achieve a Victorian first.

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Western Health cancer patients have good reason to feel better

The Cancer Patients Foundation has recognised Western Health for its 10‑year association with the national Look Good Feel Better program.

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Werribee Mercy puts paediatrics ward on the map

Werribee Mercy Hospital has opened a new paediatrics ward.

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Alfred Health remembers

Staff, patients and members of the Alfred Health community came together on Remembrance Day.

Health and Wellbeing

Rebuild for mental health system
The State Government will accept each and every one of the recommendations handed down by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system.

Prompt service to continue
The State Government has given a six-month extension to an innovative trial that partners Ambulance Victoria staff with Barwon Health mental health workers.

Werribee Mercy puts paediatrics ward on the map
Werribee Mercy Hospital has opened a new paediatrics ward.

Transplant patient care a huge team effort
Alfred Health patient Thuong Mai, 15, has returned home to Queensland after receiving a double lung transplant, a kidney from her mother and record levels of blood – among other medical interventions.

Peninsula Health a step ahead on sepsis pathway
Persistence and team effort have helped Peninsula Health achieve a Victorian first.

Community puts heart into Williamstown Hospital
Williamstown Hospital will soon have a new ‘heart’ thanks to donors who raised $2.5 million for the redevelopment of key public areas.


 

 

 

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Public healthcare leaders honoured
Victoria’s best and most innovative health services and programs have been honoured at the 15th annual Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Midwifery to the fore at Western Health
Professor Linda Sweet has been appointed chair of midwifery at Western Health, a joint position with Deakin University.

Exchange sees nurse students in Canada
Holmesglen nursing student Madison Banfield found her recent exchange to a Canadian college exciting and educational.

Uni joins RMH on research
Professor Jo Douglass has been appointed the James Stewart chair of medicine at the University of Melbourne and director of research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Recipients give thanks to transplant donors
Thousands of Victorians whose lives have been saved by organ transplants recognised the people who made it possible – organ donors and their families – on Thank You Day.

Alfred Health remembers
Staff, patients and members of the Alfred Health community came together on Remembrance Day.

Western Health cancer patients have good reason to feel better
The Cancer Patients Foundation has recognised Western Health for its 10‑year association with the national Look Good Feel Better program.

Northern Health thanks its emergency nurses
Northern Health marked National Emergency Nurses Day by honouring the commitment and hard work of its ED staff.

Palliative care advocate is Senior of the Year
Palliative care advocate Margaret Young, 80, is the 2019 Victorian Senior of the Year in recognition of her outstanding work supporting people facing a terminal diagnosis.

Northern home for journeyman doc
Northern Hospital consultant general surgeon Fidel Touma says everyone he works with is very helpful.

New CEO for DHSV
Susan McKee has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dental Health Services Victoria.

Cancer support stitched up
Sheila Longden enjoys using her sewing skills and community networks to make a difference for women with breast cancer.

Software streamlines cancer patient care
The treatment of cancer patients has been streamlined by one-stop-shop software at Goulburn Valley Health’s Peter Copulos Cancer and Wellness Centre.

Kids sense the fun on Cobaw play day
Cobaw Community Health’s Woodend office buzzed with the sound of pre-schoolers and their families busy with all sorts of activities for Children’s Week 2019 Sensory Play Day.

Study to explore psychological needs
The Royal Women’s Hospital has joined forces with Ovarian Cancer Australia to recruit ovarian cancer survivors for a study aiming to improve understanding of women’s psychological needs after treatment.

Locals pop in for meals at Matt’s Place
Matt’s Place community meals program in Cheltenham hosted a pop-up event to connect people in need with local health and social support services.

Bridal party raises funds for MND
A ‘bridal party’ has raised funds to find a cure and to help those living with motor neurone disease (MND).