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September 2013 – Department of Health, Victoria, Australia

Bendigo Hospital work under way

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Premier Denis Napthine joined Minister for Health David Davis and Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge to mark the construction of Bendigo’s new $630 million hospital.

Healthy eating is easy, peasy

story link jpegAll Wyndham City is saying is give peas a chance – or corn, broccoli, carrots, or any other vegetable.

Doors open on new Victorian rapid HIV testing site

Doors open on new Victorian rapid HIV testing site story link jpegAustralia’s first shop-front rapid HIV testing site in Fitzroy has been officially opened by Minister for Health David Davis.

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Ararat nurses are home-schooled

Twenty-three students have begun East Grampians Health Service/University of Ballarat’s second Diploma of Nursing program.

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New Frankston youth mental health hub opens

The health and wellbeing of young people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from the Government’s $4 million commitment to support the establishment and upgrade of headspace centres across the state.

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Djerriwarrh Health fast-tracks its leaders

Twelve Djerriwarrh Health Services staff have attended a graduation ceremony to celebrate the completion of an Advanced Diploma of Management.

Hospital and Health Services

Bendigo Hospital work under way
Premier Denis Napthine joined Minister for Health David Davis and Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge to mark the construction of Bendigo’s new $630 million hospital.

Ararat nurses are home-schooled
Twenty-three students have begun East Grampians Health Service/University of Ballarat’s second Diploma of Nursing program.

Aboriginal health boost for the west
Western Health has welcomed three new members to its Aboriginal health team.

Austin unit expands
More patients will receive medical attention sooner with an $11 million expansion of the Austin Hospital’s short stay unit, Minister for Health David Davis says.

Wonthaggi hospital expands to meet community needs
The Wonthaggi community will benefit from even better access to high-quality health services with major building projects underway at Bass Coast Regional Health.

Croatian journey comes full circle
In 2003, Western Health’s Professor Anne-Maree Kelly led a training program in Croatia.

Teddies are there to help
A hospital stay will be so much easier to bear for 20 young Maryborough District Health Service patients thanks to the local Red Cross.

Djerriwarrh Health fast-tracks its leaders
Twelve Djerriwarrh Health Services staff have attended a graduation ceremony to celebrate the completion of an Advanced Diploma of Management.

Patients inspire wide range of staff
Western Health’s allied health staff have heard former patients share their treatment journey and provide positive and constructive feedback.

 

Aged Care

Something is cooking in the Dunolly kitchen
Maryborough District Health Service’s Dunolly campus kitchen is being refurbished, thanks to a Victorian Government Rural Capital Support Fund grant of $53,540.

Martin’s hobby-horse rides into Ballarat
For the past six years, Martin Relouw has been helping Ballarat Health Services aged care facility residents create works of art.

Cafe culture helps dementia families
It is 10 years since Alzheimer’s Australia Vic hosted its first Memory Lane Cafe in the north-west metropolitan region.

Old makes way for new
Minister for Ageing David Davis has marked the beginning of construction works for a new residential aged care facility in South Melbourne.

General News

Project targets low levels of understanding
Minister for Health David Davis officially launched the Ophelia Victoria (OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy) study at Wantirna Health.

Study links epilepsy drug dosage to birth defects
Pregnant women with epilepsy have been given new hope of reducing the chance of having a baby with physical defects.

Department addresses hoarding and squalor
The Department of Health is supporting service providers responding to hoarding and squalor by publishing Responding to hoarding and squalor – key messages and Hoarding and squalor – a practical resource for service providers.

Sally thanks paramedics
Wonthaggi paramedics joined Minister for Health David Davis for a special reunion of a car crash victim and the highly-skilled officers who saved her life.

Wellbeing and Integrated Care

Tan ban in 2015
Commercial tanning units will be banned in Victoria from 2015, Minister for Health David Davis has announced.

Take heart from free Alfred booklet
Alfred Health has released an easy-to-read mini-magazine packed with tips to keep your ticker healthy and help Aussie men avoid heart trouble.

Healthy eating is easy, peasy
All Wyndham City is saying is give peas a chance – or corn, broccoli, carrots, or any other vegetable.

Childhood services urged to sign up to healthier lifestyles
Victorian childhood services are being urged to jump on board the Government’s Healthy Together Achievement Program with a new website open for registrations.

Doors open on new Victorian rapid HIV testing site
Australia’s first shop-front rapid HIV testing site in Fitzroy has been officially opened by Minister for Health David Davis.

International audience for diabetes congress
One of the biggest health conferences ever held in Australia is being staged in Melbourne from December 2 to 6.

Historic low for smoking rates in Victoria
Smoking rates in Victoria have fallen to a record low, according to new research announced by Minister for Health David Davis and Cancer Council Victoria.

Mental Health and Drugs

New Frankston youth mental health hub opens
The health and wellbeing of young people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will benefit from the Government’s $4 million commitment to support the establishment and upgrade of headspace centres across the state.

Mental health care trials
Five service providers will trial a new $2.5 million initiative to make it easier for Victorians to access community-based mental health care.

New era for mental health community support services
More than 12,000 Victorians with severe mental illness and psychiatric disability will receive better services through comprehensive reform of the community mental health sector.

New mental health service opens in Frankston
People with mental illness in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula have access to a new 10bed short-stay residential prevention and recovery service.