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June 2012 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

State-of-the-art mobile breast screen service hits the road

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Victoria’s second state-of-the-art mobile breast cancer screening service is currently parked in Kerang – part-way through a road-trip around rural Victoria.

Landmark Victorian plan to tackle Aboriginal health

story link jpegVictoria’s first-ever long-term plan to tackle inequalities in Aboriginal health has been released.

Bayside coiffure coup

story link jpegNot-for-profit health service Cabrini is offering any City of Bayside resident losing hair due to cancer treatment free access to its wig room at Brighton.

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Bairnsdale welcomes UK students

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service has hosted two undergraduate Monash University nursing students on exchange from Huddersfield University in the United Kingdom.

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Long Island ladies club tee off for tiny babies

Tiny premature babies get to stay cosy and close to mum at Frankston Hospital in their new thermal neonatal warming cot, thanks to the Long Island Country Club on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Team picked for Charlton Hospital

Planning for Charlton’s new first-class hospital has begun with a team formed to guide the future development of the hospital and onsite surveying already underway.

Hospital and Health Services

Hospital EDs improve
The State’s hospitals are continuing to improve their emergency department performances, says Minister for Health David Davis.

Long Island ladies club tee off for tiny babies
Tiny premature babies get to stay cosy and close to mum at Frankston Hospital in their new thermal neonatal warming cot, thanks to the Long Island Country Club on the Mornington Peninsula.

Cranes mark major milestone for Box Hill
The new clinical services block, the cornerstone of the $447.5 million redevelopment of Box Hill Hospital, will soon start rising from the ground and is on track to be completed in 2015.

Preview tour of Olivia Newton-John centre
Minister for Health David Davis joined cancer survivor Gordon Chan for a special preview tour of the $188.7 million Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg.

Bairnsdale welcomes UK students
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service has hosted two undergraduate Monash University nursing students on exchange from Huddersfield University in the United Kingdom.

ANZAC award for 50 years of service
Melbourne Health nurse educator Sue Sherson has received a 2012 ANZAC Award.

Team picked for Charlton Hospital
Planning for Charlton’s new first-class hospital has begun with a team formed to guide the future development of the hospital and onsite surveying already underway.

From amputee to marathon man
Triathlete Ross Mason was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Aged Care

Book inspires ‘can do’ outlook on dementia
Inspiring people with dementia to take part in activities that help them lead full lives is the goal of a new book.

Circus troop visits nursing home
Residents at Wimmera Nursing Home were treated to an exciting performance by Circus Olympia.

General News

Victoria’s volunteers honoured
Minister for Health and Ageing David Davis has paid tribute to the generous and inspiring unsung heroes who volunteer in Victoria’s health and wellbeing sector.

State-of-the-art mobile breast screen service hits the road
Victoria’s second state-of-the-art mobile breast cancer screening service is currently parked in Kerang – part-way through a road-trip around rural Victoria.

Young leader award for Austin intern
In 2010, Fiona Lander deferred her medical internship to grasp the opportunity of a lifetime – to work in Mumbai, India, researching the right to health.

Series goes to heart of cardiac surgery
The new Heart Starters television series on Channel 31 may be lining up against ratings powerhouse The Voice but this is one reality show that is a must for anyone with a passion for health.

Health and medical researchers recognised
Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Health David Davis have announced that Dr Stefan Gehrig has been awarded the prestigious Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research for 2012.

Regional training for uni students
Three rural health services – Yarrawonga, Cobram and Corowa – have combined to offer access to clinical training for University of Melbourne medical students.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Landmark Victorian plan to tackle Aboriginal health
Victoria’s first-ever long-term plan to tackle inequalities in Aboriginal health has been released.

Bayside coiffure coup
Not-for-profit health service Cabrini is offering any City of Bayside resident losing hair due to cancer treatment free access to its wig room at Brighton.

New hope for older blood cancer patients
A ‘mini’ stem cell transplant option for older blood cancer patients is now available at the Alfred Hospital.

Mental Health and Drugs

GLBTI youth grant round open
A new round of grants will help community organisations promote mental health initiatives for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) young people in local communities.

First step in community-based mental health reform
Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge has released a consultation paper to drive the reform of Victoria’s community-based mental health services.

Study grants for mental health nurses
The Government has announced grants totalling $180,000 for mental health nurses to undertake further study and training.