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

Workshops help women look good and feel better

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Northern Hospital’s Look Good Feel Better cancer support workshop has celebrated a decade of service.

Closing the gap in midwifery care

Closing the gap in midwifery care story link jpegA partnership between the Royal Women’s Hospital, La Trobe University and three other Victorian public hospitals is providing pregnant Aboriginal women with better health outcomes.

Water only a sweet idea

Water only a sweet idea story link jpegWimmera Health Care Group is encouraging people to sign up for the H30 Challenge and consume water as their only drink for 30 days.

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Pair on the podium at Stawell Gift

Two Melbourne public health workers – a midwife and nurse – have put in star performances in Australia’s most famous foot race.

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Department team pedals better health

A 20-strong Better Health Channel team took part in the 2018 Murray to Moyne charity ride.

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Clinical coders to benefit from training program

Western Health staff have helped develop a new training program for clinical coders.

Health and Wellbeing

Quality care for every patient
A massive funding boost will help hardworking doctors, nurses and paramedics treat even more patients.

Building better hospitals for better healthcare
Even more Victorians will have access to quality healthcare close to home, thanks to a massive new investment in the state’s hospitals.

Record investment for mental health
Victorians with a mental illness will get the treatment they need, thanks to $705 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for more mental health support, extra regional rehabilitation facilities and new emergency department crisis hubs.

Closing the gap in midwifery care
A partnership between the Royal Women’s Hospital, La Trobe University and three other Victorian public hospitals is providing pregnant Aboriginal women with better health outcomes.

Phillip Island health hub opens doors
Phillip Island families can access the healthcare they need at the newly-opened state-of-the-art $6.5 million Phillip Island Health Hub in Church Street, Cowes.

Clinical coders to benefit from training program
Western Health staff have helped develop a new training program for clinical coders.

Ambulance response best in nine years
Ambulance response times are the best in nine years thanks to record State Government investment.

More models of care for mums encouraged
The Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging health services to establish more models of care for expectant mothers.

Wound rounds roll out for Barwon Health residents
Barwon Health staff are aiding best practice skin and wound care in aged care facilities.

Research leads to chemo-free treatment
World-leading Victorian medical researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new drug that will change the treatment of blood cancers.

Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Gold star for Ballarat code brown drill
Ballarat Health Services put its emergency response procedures to the test in April during a code brown drill using the internationally recognised EmergoTrain System (ETS).

Water only a sweet idea
Wimmera Health Care Group is encouraging people to sign up for the H30 Challenge and consume water as their only drink for 30 days.

Young people educate health professionals
Cobaw Community Health’s WayOut team has launched an educational video to support LGBTIQ+ young people.

General

Workshops help women look good and feel better
Northern Hospital’s Look Good Feel Better cancer support workshop has celebrated a decade of service.

Researchers discover genetic link to child epilepsy
Families of children with severe epilepsies may be able to avoid having a second child born with the devastating disease.

Theatrics help students learn clinical collaboration
An inter-professional clinical education program is using Barwon Health volunteers as patient actors in a simulation workshop for students on placement.

New health service board chairs
The State Government has announced new board chairs for Melbourne Health and Monash Health.

Home hope for nurses
Rural Northwest Health will build two new houses in Hopetoun to help attract nursing staff to the region.

Department team pedals better health
A 20-strong Better Health Channel team took part in the 2018 Murray to Moyne charity ride.

Thanks hard to put into words
When Alan Smith wrote a letter of thanks to the Portland District Health staff who saved his life, he consulted a Thesaurus.

Thirty years of pawsitive impact on patients
Pet therapy services at Northern Health Bundoora have marked 30 years, or 210 dog years, of service.

Diabetes factor in surgery complications
A world-first Austin Health study has found people with diabetes are far more likely to have adverse outcomes following surgery.

RCH researcher receives USA honour
Royal Children’s Hospital director of respiratory medicine Sarath Ranganathan has been elected a fellow of the American Thoracic Society.

Here, bridging the age divide is child’s play
The young have joined the young-at-heart at Mercy Place Warrnambool with students aged three and four from the Good Start Kinder Preschool visiting the aged care home once a month.

Services join forces for high-quality healthcare
The merger of Dianella and Plenty Valley Community Health services is complete.

Pair on the podium at Stawell Gift
Two Melbourne public health workers – a midwife and nurse – have put in star performances in Australia’s most famous foot race.

Grants support families of terminally-ill
Terminally-ill Victorians, who wish to die at home will have better access to support services at the end of their lives thanks to a State Government grants program.