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March 2011 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Mercy Health opens breastmilk bank

Mercy Health opens breastmilk bank story link

The first breastmilk bank at Melbourne’s Mercy Hospital for Women has opened.

Business big wheels turn out for Monash children

Business big wheels turn out for Monash children story linkMelbourne businessmen are nearing the end of a 1,100 Chain Reaction bike ride from Sydney to Melbourne to raise $300,000 for an MRI incubator in the Monash Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Oh, Harry!

Oh, Harry! story linkMagpies swooped on Latrobe Regional Hospital recently – much to the delight of patients, visitors and staff.

Paramedics and nurses join forces story link

Paramedics and nurses join forces

A partnership between Ambulance Victoria and Northern Health will allow graduates with nursing and ambulance qualifications to work in both areas when they finish university.

Latrobe Regional Hospital welcomes new graduates story link

Latrobe Regional Hospital welcomes new graduates

Twenty new nursing graduates started their careers at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

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International flavour for Hamilton wedding

Traditional Burmese folklore considers love to be destiny.

Hospital and Health Services

New paramedics to boost ambo numbers around the state
Health Minister David Davis and Ambulance Victoria Chief Executive Officer Greg Sassella have welcomed 129 new paramedics.

Business big wheels turn out for Monash children
Melbourne businessmen are nearing the end of a 1,100 Chain Reaction bike ride from Sydney to Melbourne to raise $300,000 for an MRI incubator in the Monash Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Oh, Harry!
Magpies swooped on Latrobe Regional Hospital recently – much to the delight of patients, visitors and staff.

Paramedics and nurses join forces
A partnership between Ambulance Victoria and Northern Health will allow graduates with nursing and ambulance qualifications to work in both areas when they finish university.

Latrobe Regional Hospital welcomes new graduates
Twenty new nursing graduates started their careers at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

$21.4 million day facility in Sunbury now open
Health Minister David Davis has officially opened the new Sunbury Day Hospital as part of a community day of celebrations.

Hamilton provides special training for young doctors
Sixteen young doctors who want to be specialists are training at Western District Health Service’s Hamilton Base Hospital.

Baby follows fibroid treatment
A young woman who was told she could not have children has given birth, thanks to a scalpel-free treatment for uterine fibroids at the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Ballarat replaces anaesthetic equipment
Ballarat Health Services has installed new anaesthetic machines in its six operating theatres.

Health services pave the way for nurses to follow their career dreams

Ballarat cancer centre underway
Work has begun on Ballarat’s new $55 million Regional Integrated Cancer Centre at Ballarat Health Services.

New breast screen machine at Maroondah
Digital technology that revolutionises the way women are screened for breast cancer has been installed at Maroondah Hospital.

Mercy Hospital for Women marks milestone
Mercy Hospital for Women has celebrated its 40th anniversary.

New head for Maryborough health service
Maryborough District Health Service has appointed Glenis Beaumont Chief Executive Officer.

Aged Care

Fun the name of the game at Percy Baxter Lodge
Every Tuesday at Percy Baxter Lodge in North Geelong, little kids romp in the sandpit, ride tricycles and play with toys and other equipment.

General News

Mercy Health opens breastmilk bank
The first breastmilk bank at Melbourne’s Mercy Hospital for Women has opened.

Robinvale acts on greenhouse gases
Robinvale District Health Services has gained international recognition for its efforts to reduce the greenhouse gases – black balloons – it produces on a daily basis.

International flavour for Hamilton wedding
Traditional Burmese folklore considers love to be destiny.

…from the Secretary
The State will remain manager of the public hospital system and continue to negotiate service level agreements with health services and hospitals, according to the Heads of Agreement signed by the Council of Australian Governments Agreement.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Fact sheet helps GPs detect whooping cough
The Department of Health’s Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit has produced a fact sheet to help GPs identify and treat cases of whooping cough sooner.

iPhone mates have health expertise at their fingertips
Australian men now have the expertise of 17 leading health specialists at their fingertips with the release of Alfred Health’s myHealthMate iPhone app.

Mums-to-be get Quit message
Frankston Hospital has become the first antenatal service in Victoria to refer 100 pregnant women to the Quitline – 13 78 48.

Drugs and Mental Health

Mental Health Review Board appointments
Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge has announced the appointment of 43 members to the Mental Health Review Board.

Mental health unit opens at Monash
Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge has officially opened a new 10bed, short-stay residential prevention and recovery service for people with a mental illness in Monash.

Families find comfort in Shepparton mental health facility
Goulburn Valley Health has officially opened a purpose-built family room at Shepparton’s adult acute inpatient mental health unit, Wanyarra.

Don’t crash the party, students told
The Royal Melbourne Hospital has launched an inhouse education program for secondary school students aimed at reducing risk-related trauma in young people.

Solving the youth mental health puzzle
Chris Stefano, 20, credits Barwon Health’s youth-specific, seven-day-a-week mental health triage service for changing his life.