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November 2013 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Aboriginal community mobs Peninsula expo

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More than 500 people attended the annual BayMob Health and Education Expo at Monash University’s Peninsula campus in Frankston.

Western suburbs families reap fruit of the harvest

Western suburbs families reap fruit of the harvest story link jpegA program to improve the health and wellbeing of African families has been established at Sunshine Harvester Primary School in Melbourne’s west.

Boost for Bayside babes

Boost for Bayside babes story link jpegA new partnership between Victoria’s largest birthing hospital, the Royal Women’s, and Alfred Health is delivering high-quality maternity and gynaecology services to Bayside families at Sandringham Hospital.

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In the pink for local breast cancer support

Northern Health’s Breast Cancer Support Group has raised funds and awareness with a pink ribbon stall at the Northern Hospital.

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Bendigo Mental Health Week event kicks goals

Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services staged a country versus metro football match to celebrate Mental Health Week.

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Seniors honoured

Dedicated Geelong volunteer Pat Smith was named Senior of the Year at a special awards ceremony to kick-start the 2013 Victorian Seniors Festival.

Hospital and Health Services

Boost for Bayside babes
A new partnership between Victoria’s largest birthing hospital, the Royal Women’s, and Alfred Health is delivering high-quality maternity and gynaecology services to Bayside families at Sandringham Hospital.

More support for breastfeeding mums
Ballarat Health Services has increased support for new breastfeeding mothers.

Ballarat destination for Indonesian anaesthetists
Indonesian anaesthetic registrars Agnes Liwe and Yuniar (Chuni) Yogatrianasari found Ballarat a bit different.

In the pink for local breast cancer support
Northern Health’s Breast Cancer Support Group has raised funds and awareness with a pink ribbon stall at the Northern Hospital.

Sunshine Hospital open to all
A new website is sharing untold stories from Sunshine Hospital.

Aged Care

Seniors revel in festival week events
More than 1,000 events attracted older people during the 2013 Victorian Seniors Festival.

More grants for Victoria’s culturally-diverse seniors
Seniors from Victoria’s diverse cultural backgrounds will receive even more help to get involved in the community thanks to a new round of Government grants.

New facility opens door on the world of dementia
A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art educational facility in Parkville simulates the experience of living with dementia.

Seniors honoured
Dedicated Geelong volunteer Pat Smith was named Senior of the Year at a special awards ceremony to kick-start the 2013 Victorian Seniors Festival.

Mental Health and Drugs

Bendigo Mental Health Week event kicks goals
Bendigo Health Psychiatric Services staged a country versus metro football match to celebrate Mental Health Week.

Communities work together on video encouraging wellbeing
A new, free educational resource encourages culturally and linguistically-diverse people to stay healthy and experience greater wellbeing.

Reforms for alcohol and drug treatment services
More than 24,000 Victorians needing treatment for alcohol and drug dependency will receive better co-ordinated and streamlined services as a result of significant reform of the community-based treatment sector.

 

General News

Aboriginal community mobs Peninsula expo
More than 500 people attended the annual BayMob Health and Education Expo at Monash University’s Peninsula campus in Frankston.

Protein factored out
Medical researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have made a ground-breaking discovery that will help unlock the secrets of the immune system.

Tom relies on his own devices
Tom Kenny is a young man who lives with a disability – he is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair.

Outpatient physio roles expand across services
The Department of Health is looking to expand advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapist roles across appropriate health services in Victoria.

Nutrition advice makes Australians appy
The Department of Health’s Better Health Channel mobile app has collected Australian Mobile Melbourne Design Awards for the second consecutive year.

Men’s Shed blokes lend a helping hand
Maryborough Men’s Shed is helping Maryborough District Health Service with its next hands-on project – the Amherst garden.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Appy 10th anniversary
BreaCan has used its 10th anniversary to introduce a new app and website.

Doggone good program for Ballarat
The Delta Society Therapy Dogs program has come to Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre.

Extended smoking bans for train and tram platforms
The Government is extending smoking bans at railway stations and tram stops.

Stawell community to receive extra cancer services
The Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre has expanded its oncology service to include weekly visits to Stawell.

Life improves under cancer rehab program
Peninsula Health patient John Bloggs’ life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Plan to improve sexual health in west
A four-year plan will help improve the sexual and reproductive health of communities in the Western Region.

Cervical cancer rates at world-lowest
Victorian women have among the lowest rates of cervix cancer in the world, according to the latest snapshot of cancer in Victoria.

Western suburbs families reap fruit of the harvest
A program to improve the health and wellbeing of African families has been established at Sunshine Harvester Primary School in Melbourne’s west.

Partnership promotes health of women
A series of health promotion activities will strengthen the community of women living with HIV in Victoria.