06Apr 20

Health alert – Chief Health Officer Victoria 5 April 2020

2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 05 April 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 05 April 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 1 April 2020) Issued by: Associate Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key messages   See…

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05Apr 20

Health alert – Chief Health Officer Victoria 4 April 2020

  Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 04 April 2020   Date issued: 04 April 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Purpose This Chief Health Officer update is intended to provide clinicians and the…

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03Apr 20

First ever virtual special event to lift community spirits

Musicians, comedians, sporting legends and mental health experts will feature in a special virtual event on Saturday night to raise the spirits of the East Gippsland community, impacted by drought, bushfire and now coronavirus. Handshake Agency and the Victorian Government…

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31Mar 20

Food relief for Gippslanders

Food relief for our communities is continuing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Quantum Support Services has produced a list of relief centres and other resources across Gippsland. It is important that our community, especially the vulnerable, have access to…

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30Mar 20

Scholarships for nursing refresher program

In order to support the nursing workforce to respond to the COVID-19 crisis the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) is offering 1,000 scholarships for the Australian College of Nursing Refresher Program for Registered Nurses. This training course will allow…

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27Mar 20

Healthdirect Video Call platform

25 March 2020 Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) has partnered with Healthdirect Australia to support general practices in Gippsland to deliver enhanced video consulting capability in a bid to help contain the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Healthdirect…

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25Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus disease update 24 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 24 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 24 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 23 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key…

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24Mar 20

Second coronavirus webinar Wednesday 25 March

Gippsland Primary Health Network is hosting a second live webinar for general practice on Wednesday 25 March on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from 6.30-8pm with the most up-to-date information available. Monday’s first webinar had almost 90 health professionals from across Gippsland…

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24Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 23 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 23 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 23 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 22 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian…

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23Mar 20

Health alert – coronavirus update 22 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 22 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 22 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public     What's new As of 0930hrs 22 March 2020, Victoria has…

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21Mar 20

Pharmacy limits on dispensing and sales

Community pharmacists are now required to enforce limits on dispensing and sales of certain prescription and over-the-counter medicines.  It is important that all prescribers, dispensers and other health care professionals involved in medication management are aware and able to support…

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21Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus disease update 20 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 20 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 20 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public     In this update As of 0930hrs 20 March 2020,…

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19Mar 20

Infection Control Training Module

Health professionals can access online training on ‘’How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19”. The Australian Department of Health is offering an Infection Control Training Model online for care workers across the…

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13Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 13 March 2020   Date issued: 13 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Purpose This Chief Health Officer update is intended to…

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13Mar 20

MBS items can now be claimed

Vunerable groups in Gippsland, including the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, will be able to access bulk-billed services as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health plan to fight COVID-19 to protect all Australians from the coronavirus…

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10Mar 20

Scholarships to become pain educators

Scholarships to become a Local Pain Educator are being offered to clinicians in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires. The Pain Revolution is offering the full scholarships valued at $13,000. A collective of researchers, clinicians, consumers and peak bodies, The Pain…

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09Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus disease update

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 9 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 9 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 7 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian…

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06Mar 20

Be alert for poisonous mushrooms

Poisonous mushrooms, including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms, are currently growing around Victoria with this early growth has been brought about by recent heavy rain. Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms – if in doubt,…

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03Mar 20
Pain Revolution Cycles Into Gippsland

Pain Revolution cycles into Gippsland

The Pain Revolution is hitting the roads of Gippsland this month with the aim of ‘breaking the cycle’ of chronic pain for people in regional locations. Supported by Gippsland Primary Health Network, the fourth annual Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Tour…

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25Feb 20

Working with the Stolen Generations

The Healing Foundation has launched a series of fact sheets for general practitioners, dentists and aged care staff titled ‘Working with the Stolen Generations: understanding trauma’. The resources are designed to guide these professions on providing services to Stolen Generations…

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23Feb 20

New Optimal Care Cancer Pathways available

Seven new Optimal Care Cancer Pathways (OCPs) are available to Gippsland general practitioners through the HealthPathways Gippsland. The pathways include information on screening, early detection, appropriate investigations and referrals, along with managing side effects and offering supportive care. The Aboriginal…

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19Feb 20
Support After Suicide Available In Gippsland

Support after suicide available in Gippsland

A counselling service for people that are bereaved by suicide is available to people in Gippsland. Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) has partnered with Jesuit Social Services to deliver the Support After Suicide program. This program helps people impacted…

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18Feb 20

Free mental health coaching now available in Gippsland

Gippsland communities, including those affected by recent bushfires, will be the first in Victoria to benefit from Beyond Blue’s NewAccess – a free program delivering practical advice about how to manage the pressures and stresses of everyday life. Designed by…

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18Feb 20

Support for health professionals

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

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17Feb 20

Helpful information for use of surgical masks

The Federal Government is supplying additional surgical masks to Gippsland PHN for distribution and use by general practitioners, health workers as ’first responders’ and community pharmacists who are exposed to at-risk customers. General practitioners and pharmacists with a confirmed need…

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14Feb 20

Eating Disorders Workshop for health professionals

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) has partnered with The Butterfly Foundation to deliver eating disorders education, training and support in Gippsland in 2020 - 21. This 18-month project has been funded by the Gippsland PHN and will see EDV providing face-to-face,…

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14Feb 20

Budget Direct grants for bushfire-affected communities

Grants to assist in the longer-term recovery of bushfire-affected communities have been offered by Budget Direct as part of its Bushfire Recovery Fund. In an effort to help communities affected by the current bushfire crisis impacting large parts of Australian…

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10Feb 20

One Good Community Wellbeing Grants

Gippsland Primary Health Network is offering grants of up to $30,000 to address the needs of drought and bushfire-affected communities in Gippsland with a focus on healing, recovery and resilience. The Australian Government has funded Gippsland PHN to deliver initiatives…

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09Feb 20

Coronavirus checklist for general practice

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has produced a checklist of key actions general practice can take now to safely assess a patient who may have novel coronavirus infection. A suggested checklist is available in a quick guide…

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06Feb 20

Updated novel coronavirus advice

Healthdirect Australia is working closely with the Commonwealth, State and Territory Health Departments to ensure information and advice on the 2019 novel coronavirus is regularly updated. The healthdirect website includes the following information and tools: Specific information on the new…

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04Feb 20

PhD scholars wanted

Monash Rural Health (MRH) is seeking three PhD scholars to commence this year. The focus of these studies will contribute to MRH’s strategic research themes: Research Theme Theme Lead Contact for more information Mental health Dr Anton Isaacs https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/anton-isaacs anton.isaacs@monash.edu…

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04Feb 20
Mission Australia Youth Survey 2019

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2019

The results are now in for the Mission Australia youth survey 2019. Aimed to identify the values, aspirations and issues of concern to young people aged 15 – 19 from across Australia, 89 of the 4,445 respondents were from Gippsland.…

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