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

Public healthcare leaders honoured

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Victoria’s dedicated healthcare workers have been recognised at the annual Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Allied health professionals promote community ties

Allied health professionals promote community ties story link jpegWestern Health’s allied health professionals donned bow ties to signify how important their role is in ‘tying it all together’ so patients receive comprehensive care within the health service and the community.

Boon as Wimmera warms to barbecue weather

Boon as Wimmera warms to barbecue weather story link jpegThe Horsham Lions Club has donated a barbecue to Wimmera Health Care Group to improve the lifestyle and leisure activities for residents at Kurrajong Lodge.

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Remembrance tree lives on at Sunshine Hospital

Western Health’s volunteer management team has worked with staff and students from Copperfield College over the last two years to create a memorial tree and remembrance leaves for the palliative care garden at Sunshine Hospital.

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ED nurse practitioner app tops global medical charts

Royal Children’s Hospital nurses have taken the app world by storm with a guide to managing children in emergency departments that shot to the top of the global medical app charts in its first few days.

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International interest in trauma talks

Health care professionals from across Australia, as well as China, India, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and the United States, joined the Royal Children’s Hospital for the latest RCH Victorian trauma grand round.

Health and Wellbeing

Public healthcare leaders honoured
Victoria’s dedicated healthcare workers have been recognised at the annual Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Boost for student autism assessment
The State Government has provided additional funding to Djerriwarrh Health Services’ multi-disciplinary autism spectrum assessment clinic (ASAC).

Allied health professionals promote community ties
Western Health’s allied health professionals donned bow ties to signify how important their role is in ‘tying it all together’ so patients receive comprehensive care within the health service and the community.

Love at first sight
Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg is pioneering a practice that allows new mothers to watch and bond with their babies in the first few minutes after a caesarean delivery.

ED nurse practitioner app tops global medical charts
Royal Children’s Hospital nurses have taken the app world by storm with a guide to managing children in emergency departments that shot to the top of the global medical app charts in its first few days.

Rehab facility prepares people for their future
People dealing with drug/alcohol problems and mental health issues have new hope at Westside Lodge, a dual diagnosis residential rehabilitation facility in St Albans.

Podcast helps newly-diagnosed cancer patients
ABC broadcaster and Grampians Integrated Cancer Service consumer advisory group member Penny Johnston has produced a podcast to help people with a cancer diagnosis.

Carpal tunnel treatment on hand in Wangaratta
In June, Cheryl Sinclair underwent a world-first carpal tunnel release procedure at Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW).

Wimmera stroke treatment in a class of its own
Wimmera Health Care Group has recorded a huge improvement in stroke treatment times that puts it well ahead of the national average and in line with the UK and USA.

Rehab program leads to stroke recovery
When Rye grandmother Penny Berkshire had a stroke last year, she was left paralysed on her right side.

Immunotherapy centre game changer for cancer patients
A new collaborative Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy will mean more Victorian cancer patients will be able to participate in potentially life-saving immunotherapy-based clinical trials and treatments.

 

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Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management

Thunderstorm asthma forecasting goes live
Victoria’s world-leading forecasting system delivered its first epidemic thunderstorm asthma forecast for 2018 on October 1 – the start of Victoria’s grass pollen season.

General

Lyndoch flight of fancy
Local artist and social media sensation Jimmi Buscombe is brightening the hallways of Warrnambool aged-care provider Lyndoch Living.

Remembrance tree lives on at Sunshine Hospital
Western Health’s volunteer management team has worked with staff and students from Copperfield College over the last two years to create a memorial tree and remembrance leaves for the palliative care garden at Sunshine Hospital.

International interest in trauma talks
Health care professionals from across Australia, as well as China, India, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and the United States, joined the Royal Children’s Hospital for the latest RCH Victorian trauma grand round.

Baking the world a better place
Northern Hospital Epping’s Great Northern Bake Off attracted more than 100 entries from 52 departments.

Western Health’s community cup runneth over
Western Health has taken home the Victorian orthopaedic community cup for the second time since 2016.

Victorian organ donor sign-ups hit the million mark
A million Victorians have signed up to become organ and tissue donors with Australia’s organ donation capital hitting the milestone in time for DonateLife Week.

Boon as Wimmera warms to barbecue weather
The Horsham Lions Club has donated a barbecue to Wimmera Health Care Group to improve the lifestyle and leisure activities for residents at Kurrajong Lodge.

Mercy expansion a blessing for Werribee community
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli have officially opened and blessed the Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion.

Forum promotes active ageing
More than 200 service providers attended the 2018 Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP) research and practice forum.