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November 2012 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Seniors festival rap-up

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From ‘da hood’ to Fed Square, ‘granny rapper’ Vivacious Viv kicked off the 2012 Victorian Seniors Festival, bringing style-busting rhymes to the masses.

Recognition for health service boards

Recognition for health service boards story link jpegMinister for Health David Davis has paid tribute to retiring Victorian public health service board directors.

Turn of the century

Turn of the century story link jpegPremier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Health David Davis have honoured Victorians aged 100 and over for their enduring contribution to the community.

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Cooking courses on the menu in Jamie’s kitchen

Jamie’s Ministry of Food kitchen has opened in Geelong.

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Sunbury volunteer named senior of the year

Premier Ted Baillieu has named Patricia Hill from Sunbury as the 2012 Victorian Senior of the Year.

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Teddies help kids bear hospital

Northern suburbs emergency services and local children have taken part in a very special teddy bears’ picnic.

Aged Care

Seniors festival marks 30 years
Thousands of older people across Victoria took part in the 2012 Victorian Seniors Festival.

Sunbury volunteer named senior of the year
Premier Ted Baillieu has named Patricia Hill from Sunbury as the 2012 Victorian Senior of the Year.

Seniors festival rap-up
From ‘da hood’ to Fed Square, ‘granny rapper’ Vivacious Viv kicked off the 2012 Victorian Seniors Festival, bringing style-busting rhymes to the masses.

Celebrating in style
Marlene Heffer, from Kerang, was joined by grand-daughters Rachel Baker and Kelly Heffer and great-grandson Hamish Baker, for a Seniors Festival afternoon tea at the Windsor Hotel.

Turn of the century
Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Health David Davis have honoured Victorians aged 100 and over for their enduring contribution to the community.

Milestone for COTA
The Council on the Ageing celebrated its 60th birthday – the same age at which older Victorians can apply for a Seniors Card.

Praise for Maryborough area aged care nurses
Maryborough District Health Service has acknowledged the work of staff in its three residential aged care facilities – Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough.

Forum proves popular
Western Health marked International Day of Older Persons with a free public forum at the Yarraville-Footscray Bowling Club.

Guide improves care of older patients of Bendigo Health
Bendigo Health celebrated International Day of Older Persons by launching the updated version of the Department of Health’s Best care for older people everywhere – The toolkit.

Peninsula expo the best ever
More than 1,200 Frankston and Mornington Peninsula citizens attended the seventh annual Ageing Well Expo.

Dunolly residents enjoy a good read
Nursing home residents now enjoy Bendigo Regional Library books with the creation of a reading room at Maryborough District Health Service’s Dunolly campus.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Cooking courses on the menu in Jamie’s kitchen
Jamie’s Ministry of Food kitchen has opened in Geelong.

Joint initiative against diabetes-related eye disease
Diabetes Australia Victoria and Vision 2020 Australia are joining forces to raise awareness of eye health to newly-diagnosed Victorians with diabetes.

New weapon in fight against hay fever symptoms
A topical gel is the latest weapon in the fight against hay fever – and it may be the most efficient weapon ever.

Mental Health and Drugs

Campaign to raise teen awareness of cannabis risks
An innovative online campaign is raising awareness of the risks associated with cannabis use for young Victorians.

Hospital and Health Services

Western Health amputee service opens in Footscray
An amputee rehabilitation service is now available at Western Hospital in Footscray.

Littlies get a look-and-learn in hospital
A group of 13 littlies, aged three and four, from the Goldfields Children Centre visited Maryborough District Health Service to learn more about what happens in hospital.

Art a part of healing
Children receiving plaster casts at Sunshine Hospital are taking part in a POP ART competition.

Gift gives babies the best beginning
The Northern Hospital’s Special Care Nursery has received a boost from one of Northern Health’s longest-serving and most committed supporters.

ED project steams ahead
Young patients at Angliss Hospital will receive around-the-clock care from the most highly-skilled clinicians when a purpose-built short stay unit opens in the hospital’s emergency department.

CT scanner upgrade
Patients at Eastern Health have access to state-of-the-art CT equipment with a recent upgrade at Angliss, Box Hill and Maroondah hospitals.

Maternity services expand to meet growing demand
Minister for Health David Davis joined Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne Vincent Long to officially open the $14 million maternity services redevelopment at Werribee Mercy Hospital.

Tiger Jack kicks goals in Monash hospital wards
Tiger superstar Jack Riewoldt made a special visit to Monash Children’s Hospital – brightening the day for some of its littlest patients.

General News

Recognition for health service boards
Minister for Health David Davis has paid tribute to retiring Victorian public health service board directors.

Ambos, fire-fighters are blood brothers
Ambulance Victoria and the CFA are both Victorian Emergency Services Blood Challenge winners.

Eye and Ear marks 150th anniversary
In 2013, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital will celebrate 150 years of caring for the senses and proudly restoring sight and hearing for the people of Victoria.

Teddies help kids bear hospital
Northern suburbs emergency services and local children have taken part in a very special teddy bears’ picnic.