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May 2017 – Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Sky the limit for fundraising neurologist

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Royal Children’s Hospital paediatric neurologist Andrew Kornberg has completed a fundraising adventure like no other.

First word in patient care at RCH is ‘Hello’

First word in patient care at RCH is ‘Hello’ story link jpegLong-term Royal Children’s Hospital patient Yuli has received help and care from more than 30 departments and teams more than 40 forms of treatment.

Mindfulness helps hospital staff be appy

Mindfulness helps hospital staff be appy story link jpegHospital staff can now pause, unwind and refocus during their busy day thanks to a mindfulness app developed by Alfred Health.

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Soothing sounds at Sunshine

A group of volunteers is bringing music to the corridors and bedsides of Sunshine Hospital’s palliative and intensive care units.

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Pupils keep an eye on residents

They may be generations apart but pupils at Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School and residents of Lyndoch Living in Warrnambool are working together to increase wellness and learning outcomes.

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Rochie aims to melt the ice

The Rochester and Elmore Ice Action Group has received $40,000 from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to deliver a local drug action team (LDAT) program over the next 12 months.

Health and Wellbeing

Budget gives patients the best possible care
The State Government will give Victorian patients the treatment they need sooner with a massive boost to front line hospital services and another boost to elective surgery to drive down waiting lists.

Sky the limit for fundraising neurologist
Royal Children’s Hospital paediatric neurologist Andrew Kornberg has completed a fundraising adventure like no other.

Country clinicians boost skills in maternity care
Rural clinicians from across the region took part in newborn and maternity emergency education at East Grampians Health Service.

Pupils keep an eye on residents
They may be generations apart but pupils at Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School and residents of Lyndoch Living in Warrnambool are working together to increase wellness and learning outcomes.

Kidney disease screening program expanded
An innovative Western Health screening program, shown to dramatically improve the detection rate of kidney disease, is being trialled across other chronic disease areas.

Wangaratta hospital revamp a close-to-home initiative
More Wangaratta patients will get the critical care they need closer to home, thanks to a State Government funding boost to redevelop Wangaratta Hospital.

Study reveals need for cancer rehab
The first review of oncology rehabilitation services in Australia has led to calls for cancer rehabilitation to become standard in cancer care.

Action on ice and other drugs
The State Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction with new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and counselling services for Victorians.

Life-saving helipad takes off at Monash Children’s
A helipad on the roof of the Monash Children’s Hospital is ready to help save lives by providing a faster and more direct route to vital emergency care.

First word in patient care at RCH is ‘Hello’
Long-term Royal Children’s Hospital patient Yuli has received help and care from more than 30 departments and teams more than 40 forms of treatment.

Praise for nurses and midwives
Eastern Health has acknowledged its dedicated nurses and midwives.

Cutting-edge technology to pin-point brain tumours
State-of-the-art technology has helped increase the accuracy of brain surgery.

Rochie aims to melt the ice
The Rochester and Elmore Ice Action Group has received $40,000 from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to deliver a local drug action team (LDAT) program over the next 12 months.

Long-term view adds value to dental care
More than 400 participants attended Dental Health Services Victoria’s Public Oral Health Innovations Conference.

Mindfulness helps hospital staff be appy
Hospital staff can now pause, unwind and refocus during their busy day thanks to a mindfulness app developed by Alfred Health.

Brain scan technology gives Geelong world-class treatment
State-of-the-art imaging technology has made Barwon Health’s stroke unit one of the best in the country.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Grants place UV in the shade
The State Government is installing more shade and trees in community spaces to protect Victorians from harmful UV radiation.

Young people smoking and drinking less
Victorian secondary school students are smoking and drinking less, according to the results of the latest Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey.

General

Harvard honours stroke expert
Royal Melbourne Hospital stroke expert Stephen Davis has been honoured with a professorship at Harvard University.

Another award for Hopetoun nurse
Hopetoun enrolled nurse Stacey Daly has added another string to her bow by winning a youth award.

Awards recognise health and medical researchers
The prestigious 2017 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research has honoured the outstanding work and revolutionary advances of four talented people in the early stages of their careers.

Women’s supports staff with white ribbon campaign
The Royal Women’s Hospital has become one of the first in Victoria to receive White Ribbon workplace accreditation for its extensive efforts to support employees who may be experiencing family violence.

Call for sustainability award nominations
Nominations from people, organisations and companies are being encouraged for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards this year.

Soothing sounds at Sunshine
A group of volunteers is bringing music to the corridors and bedsides of Sunshine Hospital’s palliative and intensive care units.

Family violence focus of new centre for research excellence
A Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead an investigation into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families and how the health sector can respond.

App aids communication with health professionals
An innovative app developed by Western Health to help allied health professionals better communicate with non-English speaking patients is now available on iTunes.

Smooth move to Monash Children’s
After three months of careful planning, Monash Health took just under eight hours to move 26 children and 57 neonatal intensive care unit and special care nursery babies into the Monash Children’s Hospital.