26Sep 20

Important information for aged care workers

Information on how to use and clean face shields The Department of Health has published two new video resources from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Allison McMillian to assist aged care workers who are required to wear face shields. In…

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26Sep 20

Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund

Family Safety Victoria has announced the opening of the Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund. The Fund provides $18.2 million over two years as a flexible pool of funding streams for eligible Aboriginal organisations and community groups to enable a range…

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26Sep 20

Asthma Best Practice education webinars

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched Asthma Best Practice education webinars for health professionals in time for Spring 2020. Late September to December is when the amount of rye grass pollen and other allergic material such as fungi or…

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26Sep 20

Eating Disorders Victoria – Wellbeing Wednesdays

To support and connect with our community during this challenging time, Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV)  is launching a new late afternoon wellbeing program - Wellbeing Wednesdays. This is open to anyone - workers, clients, community members.  Over the next four…

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21Sep 20

Webinar for AOD clinicians

Turning Point is holding a webinar on Wednesday, 23 September, for Victorian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) clinicians involved in completing and receiving the Comprehensive AOD Assessment for people seeking admission to community and medically supervised residential withdrawal. This webinar…

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21Sep 20

Watch the online event for World Hepatitis Day

   Australia’s leading drug and infectious disease organisations joined forces to call for a re-engagement in elimination of hepatitis C in an online event on World Hepatitis Day.  If you were unable to attend the event, the video is now…

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21Sep 20

New VicHealth funding responds to latest health needs

Local organisations are being invited to apply for up to $2.5m in grants to support the physical and mental health of Victorians, as a new survey shows the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the community.  The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)…

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12Sep 20

Health information for veterans

The Department of Veterans' Affairs has developed the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES) project with the aim of improving the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community. Staying physically and socially active…

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12Sep 20

Youth Action Project Grants Scheme

For young Australians, 2020 has been a tough year. The impact of the Australian bushfires, COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges with employment, mental health, and transportation have had a profound and disproportionate impact on their lives. The Youth Action…

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09Sep 20

Women urged to book a health check

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging women to book a health check with their GP as MBS data reveals a drop in the number of female attendances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RACGP has partnered with Jean…

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09Sep 20

There’s more to say after RUOK?

RUOK?Day is tomorrow,  10 September. It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. The message…

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08Sep 20

Translated coronavirus resources available in many languages

Both the Department of Health (DoH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have extensive coronavirus (COVID-19) translated information and resources for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials. Go to the DoH…

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07Sep 20

Women’s Health Week – Health Checks

Women's Health Week from 7-11 September is a week to dive into the world of women's health, to learn more and be inspired to make healthier choices. This year’s Women's Health Week theme, Health Checks, is all about making positive…

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28Aug 20

Older persons COVID-19 support line

The Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line has been set up to provide information, support and connection for older Australians during the period of social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COTA Australia, National Seniors, Dementia Australia and the…

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28Aug 20

Victorian Aged Care Response Centre Hub

The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre is coordinating the response to COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care centres and has established the Victorian Health Services Coordination Hub, to enhance surveillance of outbreaks in the aged care sector. The hub network unifies…

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28Aug 20

National Aged Care Emergency Response Program

The Commonwealth Department of Health has partnered with the aged care industry to develop the National Aged Care Emergency Response (NACER) Program. The initiative mobilises aged care staff from areas across Australia not experiencing community transmission, to assist in caring…

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28Aug 20

Extension of specialist disability advisory service

The Department of Health has approved the extension of the COVID-19 Health Professionals National Disability Advisory Service. Healthdirect Australia set up the specialist service in July and has now been engaged to manage the helpline on behalf of the Department…

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28Aug 20

Gippsland HealthPathways Optimal Care Pathway Survey

The Optimal Cancer Pathway Survey – general practitioners and registrars, are being invited to provide feedback on the Optimal Care Pathway guidelines. We are seeking responses on the implementation of the guidelines, current barriers to cancer care, access to support…

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27Aug 20

Two additional testing rooms for LV Respiratory Clinic

The Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic has approval to open two additional rooms from today, Thursday 27 August, to ensure the local community can get tested for COVID-19. The clinic, in Princes Drive, Morwell, currently has four consulting rooms available with…

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26Aug 20

NewAccess making a difference in mental health support

Gippsland people experiencing anxiety and stress during the coronavirus pandemic are reaching out to Beyond Blue’s New Access program. Designed by Beyond Blue and delivered in conjunction with Wellways and Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN), New Access is a six-session…

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23Aug 20

Save the date: ASHM webinar series

A new webinar series, “Optimising the Care of People Living with HIV: An update on management of comorbidities to improve patient health”, will be held over three Saturdays in September.  On 12, 19 and 26 September from 9am-3.50pm, the Australasian…

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23Aug 20

RACGP Rural Health Webinar – Heart Failure

The next instalment of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ Rural Health Webinar Series is titled Heart Failure. The free webinar will explore the findings of the SHAPE Study (A retrospective cohort Study of Heart failure in the Australian…

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20Aug 20

Remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients in Gippsland

Gippsland PHN is offering Gippsland general practices the opportunity to remotely monitor their patients, with confirmed cases of COVID-19, in their homes.   The software platform features a web portal and mobile app for health providers and a mobile app for…

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19Aug 20

Carer Education Awareness kit

It is estimated that one in 10 patients in any general practice is a carer. Carers provide a vital role, and enable patients to maintain their independence, wellness and quality of life. However, carers themselves can experience a range of…

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17Aug 20

Community survey on useful population health resources

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) would like to know what publicly available population health resources the community finds useful by completing a short survey. Gippsland PHN gathers data and information from many sources, including the local community and professionals,…

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14Aug 20

Farmers Friends sought in Wellington

Lifeline Gippsland is seeking expressions of interest from local community members to become mentors for a Farmers Friend project in Wellington Shire. Lifeline and Gippsland Primary Health Network are partnering for the project which will see mentors listen and support…

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13Aug 20

Nominations open for 2020 Gippsland Primary Health Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Gippsland Primary Health Awards, developed by Gippsland Primary Health Network to recognise and honour individuals and teams who work together to bring better health to the region. Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and…

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09Aug 20

Are you impacted by childhood heart disease?  

HeartKids is creating new resources for individuals and families impacted by childhood heart disease. This includes congenital heart disease and heart disease acquired during childhood.  If this is you – this includes people with a condition, as well as parents, carers,…

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09Aug 20

Additional Medicare subsidised psychology therapy sessions

The Australian Government will provide 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for people subjected to further restrictions in areas impacted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister, Greg Hunt, said in a media release that additional…

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08Aug 20

Important information on testing in Gippsland

If you have any respiratory symptoms here is what is available for arranging to GET TESTED! At times you may not get an appointment immediately, we ask for your patience as all services are trying their very best to increase…

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04Aug 20

Support for health professionals

Health professionals across Gippsland have responded to the call to help and support communities in bushfire-affected area and during the coronavirus pandemic, experiencing mental and physical issues. It is also important that health professionals can identify when they too might…

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