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June 2014 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Department staff in the pink for MCG Field of Women

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Department of Health prevention and population health branch staffers Luke Neill, Katerina Aleksoska and Emma Waller were among 15,000 who created the shape of the Pink Lady on the MCG in May.

Ballarat Health recognises its volunteers

Ballarat Health recognises its volunteers story link jpegBallarat Health Services joined thousands of organisations around the nation to mark the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week in Australia.

Lucy’s in the sky

story link jpegThe fourth crane on site at the $630 million Bendigo Hospital Project has been named Lucy in a heartfelt tribute by a Bendigo girl to her late twin sister.

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Community health organisation merger complete

Three community health organisations, providing services across 10 Melbourne municipalities, have combined to form a new entity: cohealth.

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Victoria’s volunteers honoured

Inspirational volunteers across the state who selflessly give their time to support patients within Victoria’s health system have been honoured.

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Melbourne workers urged to ‘move it’ during winter

Melbourne’s city workers are being urged to jump up from their desks, brave the winter chills and leap into a range of fun activities to get active and healthy around the City of Melbourne.

General

Victoria’s volunteers honoured
Inspirational volunteers across the state who selflessly give their time to support patients within Victoria’s health system have been honoured.

Ballarat Health recognises its volunteers
Ballarat Health Services joined thousands of organisations around the nation to mark the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week in Australia.

Volunteering Joanne’s joy
Western Health volunteer Joanne D’Arbry’s reward is seeing the sense of relief that overcomes those she helps.

Hospital care bears
As the much anticipated opening of the redeveloped Box Hill Hospital draws closer, a band of volunteers is knitting ‘welcome bears’ for the first patients.

Surgeon recognised for work in Wangaratta
Orthopaedic surgeon Michael Falkenberg has received a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons award for outstanding service to the community.

Emergency care award for nurse practitioner
South West Healthcare nurse practitioner Sue Anderton has received the 2014 Emergency Care Improvement Award.

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Ageing

Department staff in the pink for MCG Field of Women
Department of Health prevention and population health branch staffers Luke Neill, Katerina Aleksoska and Emma Waller were among 15,000 who created the shape of the Pink Lady on the MCG in May.

Community health organisation merger complete
Three community health organisations, providing services across 10 Melbourne municipalities, have combined to form a new entity: cohealth.

Oral health profiled by municipality
Dental Health Services Victoria and the Victorian Department of Health with local governments, have created a set of comprehensive oral health profiles specific to local areas to help inform council planning and program development.

Nation’s top nurse
NorthWestern Mental Health’s Steve Brown has been named Nurse of the Year at the HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

Melbourne workers urged to ‘move it’ during winter
Melbourne’s city workers are being urged to jump up from their desks, brave the winter chills and leap into a range of fun activities to get active and healthy around the City of Melbourne.

Health Service Performance and Programs

Castlemaine strikes gold
The $10 million redevelopment of Castlemaine Hospital is now fully open to patients.

AMA award for RMH anaesthetist
Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management head of research Kate Leslie is the 2014 Australian Medical Association woman in medicine award winner.

Frankston Hospital is looking good
The $81 million Frankston Hospital redevelopment has reached a historic milestone with the new building now at its full height.

Surgery a success
Neurologists and surgeons from Austin Health and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health have teamed-up to offer a unique surgery for a young girl suffering a severe form of epilepsy.

Urgent care centre opens at Sandringham
Sandringham Hospital’s urgent care centre has opened its doors to the community.

New CEO for Peninsula Health
Sue Williams has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Health.

MRI machine marks major milestone
Work on Ballarat Health Services’ purpose-built MRI facility reached a major milestone with the installation of the Philips 3T machine.

Boost for Border babies and their parents
Minister for Health David Davis has visited the Border to announce $736,000 in funding for the new Albury Wodonga Health parents and babies unit.

Remote stints help nurses and patients
Five senior Western Hospital emergency department nurses will travel to the Northern Territory as part of a partnership program with the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC), an Aspen Medical subsidiary.

Lucy’s in the sky
The fourth crane on site at the $630 million Bendigo Hospital Project has been named Lucy in a heartfelt tribute by a Bendigo girl to her late twin sister.

Mission not Really Impossible
Midnight manoeuvres at The Alfred involved two cranes, the partial closure of Punt Road and a carefully-planned and delicate night-time operation.

Health Strategy

Awards honour workforce
Outstanding educational and training initiatives to grow and develop Victoria’s health workforce have been recognised at the inaugural People in Health Awards.

Staff urged to become flu trackers
Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Michael Ackland is encouraging public servants to give 10–15 seconds a week to contribute to flu surveillance in Victoria.