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June 2018 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Yarning with Kutcha

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The Gippsland Cancer Survivorship Program is using yarning circles to encourage local Aboriginal people to tell their stories.

Alfred nurse wins national graduate award

Alfred nurse wins national graduate award story link jpegAlfred Health’s Veronique Murphy has been named the 2018 outstanding graduate winner in the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Alfred trial answers ‘fluids in surgery’ question

Alfred trial answers ‘fluids in surgery’ question story link jpegA global study led by Alfred Health has found giving patients more intravenous fluids during surgery can reduce the risk of kidney damage and wound infection post-surgery – solving a decades-old debate.

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Boost for ONJ cancer centre

More Victorian cancer patients will be able to access the world’s best ‘game-changing’ technology at the Olivia Newton-John (ONJ) Cancer Wellness and Research Centre to target and treat the deadly disease.

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Holmesglen students take their place at The Children’s

Ten students from Holmesglen Institute are undertaking placements at the Royal Children’s Hospital as part of an Australian-first program.

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Revolutionary app helps first responders save lives

An army of highly-trained Good Samaritans is being recruited to save lives when people in the community have a cardiac arrest, thanks to cutting-edge technology.

Health and Wellbeing

Boost for ONJ cancer centre
More Victorian cancer patients will be able to access the world’s best ‘game-changing’ technology at the Olivia Newton-John (ONJ) Cancer Wellness and Research Centre to target and treat the deadly disease.

Alternative drug improves stroke patient outcomes
An alternative and more cost-effective clot-busting drug has greater benefits for stroke patients than the current standard treatment, according to latest research that includes Monash University collaborators.

Emergency worker attack law change
Anyone who attacks and injures an emergency worker will receive a custodial sentence with the State Government to toughen statutory minimum prison sentencing laws and further limit the use of community corrections orders.

PBS listing to help kids with muscle-wasting disease
Stephanie Nave is one of 30 children to be treated for a muscle-wasting disease at the Royal Children’s Hospital this year, benefitting from a new breakthrough drug.

Blitz on dental care waiting lists
The State Government is taking action to slash dental waiting lists with Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announcing a $12.1 million blitz to drive down delays for treatment.

Better, quicker breast cancer care in Melbourne’s east
Thousands more women in Melbourne’s east now have easier access to life-saving breast cancer screening and care on their doorstep thanks to the State Government.

Electronic medical records to connect Parkville data
Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct will benefit from a $124 million State Budget investment for the Connecting Care electronic medical record (EMR) program.

Reverie harps strike spiritual chord in aged care
The Mercy Health aged and community care pastoral team has been recognised at the Spiritual Care Australia awards.

Older people passionate about participation
Sharon Addy’s GP may well have saved her life the day he suggested she join a senior citizen’s club.

Alfred trial answers ‘fluids in surgery’ question
A global study led by Alfred Health has found giving patients more intravenous fluids during surgery can reduce the risk of kidney damage and wound infection post-surgery – solving a decades-old debate.

Physio program for mums and babies
Wimmera Health Care Group’s physiotherapy team has bridged a service gap for mums and babies with a new post-natal program.

Patient feedback goes right to the top
Peninsula Health Chief Executive Officer Felicity Topp and the senior management team have visited patients on the wards at Frankston Hospital to hear first-hand feedback.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Poison mushroom warning for State
Autumn conditions have created ideal growing conditions for poisonous mushrooms, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Charles Guest has warned.

Kitchen gardens grow healthy food habits for kids
Victorian children will be supported to develop lifelong healthy eating habits, thanks to a State Government program that will set up more kitchen gardens and boost food education in schools.

Oral health professionals urged to discuss patient smoking
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is encouraging oral health professionals to reflect on how they approach the issue of smoking with their patients.

General

Yarning with Kutcha
The Gippsland Cancer Survivorship Program is using yarning circles to encourage local Aboriginal people to tell their stories.

Holmesglen students take their place at The Children’s
Ten students from Holmesglen Institute are undertaking placements at the Royal Children’s Hospital as part of an Australian-first program.

Alfred nurse wins national graduate award
Alfred Health’s Veronique Murphy has been named the 2018 outstanding graduate winner in the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Eastern Health thanks its midwives
Being able to share the special moment of childbirth with a mother is one of the best things about Box Hill Hospital midwife Nicola Batkin’s job.

Revolutionary app helps first responders save lives
An army of highly-trained Good Samaritans is being recruited to save lives when people in the community have a cardiac arrest, thanks to cutting-edge technology.

Praise for dedicated volunteers
As part of National Volunteer Week, Eastern Health has said ‘thank you’ to its volunteers for their outstanding commitment.

Northerners walk ‘n’ chalk
Fun in its many colours came to the streets around the Northern Hospital Epping for the 2018 Northern Health Run Walk ‘n Chalk.

Local students master public health course
Two Aboriginal students from the Goulburn Valley region are the newest graduates of the University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health’s masters of public health course.

Cancer service marks 15th anniversary
The Women’s Health Victoria service that connects, supports and informs women with breast or a gynaecological cancer has celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Communities celebrate nurses
Angliss Hospital associate nurse unit manager Tam White first thought of becoming a nurse while in high school.

Art sews seeds for healthy newborns
Birthing identification cards for babies born at Portland District Health have taken on an Aboriginal theme.