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October 2012 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

How do you do, little roo

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Dimboola Nursing Home residents helped care for a pair of six-month-old kangaroos.

Monash Medical Centre milestone

story link jpegMinister for Health David Davis has paid tribute to past and present Monash Medical Centre staff as the hospital celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Staff wear something blue

Staff wear something blue story link jpegNorthern Health marked Speech Pathology Week 2012 by encouraging staff to wear blue to generate greater awareness.

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Sweet things for morning tea

The Dunolly Primary School plays an important role in the life of the town’s older people.

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Melbourne Hospital, University celebrate partnership

Heads of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne have unveiled a Cato Chair of Psychiatry display.

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Health sector prepares for emergency

A fictional airline, an aircraft accident and more than 170 casualties…

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Landmark study gives insight into State’s health
The largest ever investigation into Victoria’s health has delivered a groundbreaking insight into the growing rate of chronic disease and its link to unhealthy lifestyles.

Alfred trial raising HIV hopes
Alfred Health infectious disease experts hope a new trial will reveal a way to eradicate HIV.

Good health is on the menu in Bendigo
International award-winning celebrity chef Tobie Puttock has spearheaded the biggest-ever push for healthier lifestyles in Bendigo.

Pap test campaign talks about sex
Cancer Council Victoria has turned up the heat in the battle against cervical cancer with the launch of a racy new campaign reminding women of the link between cervical cancer and sex.

Cystic fibrosis sufferer diet reviewed
The diet recommended for cystic fibrosis sufferers is being reviewed after 22 years.

Hospital and Health Services

New CEO for Western Health
Associate Professor Alex Cockram has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Western Health.

Allied Health facility opens
Allied health staff and patients are moving to a $10 million purpose-built facility at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Monash Medical Centre milestone
Minister for Health David Davis has paid tribute to past and present Monash Medical Centre staff as the hospital celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Day of celebration for Horsham ambos
Three Horsham paramedics have received long-service awards from Minister for Health David Davis.

Ballarat radiology images go digital
Images from Ballarat Health Services’ radiology department can now be viewed anytime, anywhere.

Brain research goes hi-tech
Melbourne researchers now have access to one of world’s most advanced imaging PET/CT scanners that will fast-track treatments for brain disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, mental illness, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Staff wear something blue
Northern Health marked Speech Pathology Week 2012 by encouraging staff to wear blue to generate greater awareness.

Bendigo ambo station overhaul completed
A $15 million revamp of ambulance services in Bendigo has resulted in five new ambulance stations to service the community.

Health sector prepares for emergency
A fictional airline, an aircraft accident and more than 170 casualties…

General News

Award recognises commitment to good medical science
Department of Health Senior Project Officer Anne Johnston has received the 2012 George Swanson Christie Memorial Award.

Equipment grant helps palliative care service
The palliative care service at Northeast Health Wangaratta has benefited from a $54,650 State Government equipment grant.

Churchill Fellowship for stroke researcher
Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt is travelling overseas on a $20,000 Churchill Fellowship, to discover how enriching a person’s environment can assist their recovery after stroke.

Blood cancer research earns L’Oreal award
Royal Melbourne Hospital clinical haematologist and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Kylie Mason has won a 2012 L’Oreal Australia for Women in Science Fellowship.

Osteoarthritis service project one of the best
Deakin University’s Population Health Strategic Research Centre Co-director Professor Richard Osborne has received national recognition.

Melbourne Hospital, University celebrate partnership
Heads of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne have unveiled a Cato Chair of Psychiatry display.

Volunteer works towards a better world
Western Health cardiac/congestive heart failure rehabilitation nurse Kerrie Westwood has made a difference to the lives of some of South East Asia’s poorest communities.

Mental Health and Drugs

Help for young people in south-east
The Government will fund a dedicated worker to help minimise the risk of suicide in Casey and Cardinia.

Aged Care

How do you do, little roo
Dimboola Nursing Home residents helped care for a pair of six-month-old kangaroos.

Sweet things for morning tea
The Dunolly Primary School plays an important role in the life of the town’s older people.

Discount directory for seniors online
The latest Victorian Seniors Card directory – featuring the biggest range of discount offers on record – will be searchable online for the first time.

Hamilton aged care boosted
Minister for Ageing David Davis has officially opened the $2.85 million redevelopment of the Grange Residential Care Service in Hamilton.

Advice on retirement village choices
Consumer Affairs Victoria is encouraging senior Victorians to seek professional assistance when choosing a retirement village, rather than relying solely on family and friends.

New good food guide
A special good food guide was launched during 2012 Victorian Seniors Festival.