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05May 21

World Asthma Day – Uncovering the asthma myths

World Asthma Day on 5 May 2021 is held annually by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to bring global awareness to all people affected by asthma. Asthma is of global public health importance affecting more than 339 million people worldwide (including 2.7…

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02May 21

Study of palliative care workforce

The Australian Government Department of Health is currently undertaking a project to study Australia’s palliative care workforce and project the demand for, and supply of, palliative care services into the future. As part of this work, HealthConsult has been engaged…

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26Apr 21

Tell Gippsland PHN about dementia

Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) is continuing to work with Monash University to learn more about dementia in Gippsland. Phase 2 of the project includes a survey that uses the information from interviews conducted during the first phase of…

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21Apr 21

Heart Week – Monday 3 May – Sunday 9 May 2021

Heart Health Checks present a valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to engage with their patients about their risk of developing cardiovascular disease and ways to lower this risk.  This Heart Week, from 3-9 May 2021, the focus of the Health Foundation is on supporting health professionals to deliver…

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14Apr 21

Official opening of headspace Sale

The new headspace Sale centre that has been embraced by the Wellington community. Community leaders, headspace staff, service providers and local young people gathered on Tuesday 13 April 2021 to celebrate the official opening of a new headspace site in…

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01Apr 21

Workshops on Building Cultural Awareness and Safety

Six workshops on Building Cultural Awareness and Safety are being offered by Gippsland Primary Health Network to Gippsland general practitioners and practice staff in April, May and June 2021. The first workshop, Part 1: The Cultural Journey, is being delivered…

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29Mar 21

New infection control pilot project

Murray Primary Health Network is seeking submissions from suitably credentialed and qualified infection prevention and control professionals to develop and pilot a phone and remote video-based advisory service that will deliver individual, tailored infection prevention and control assessment and support…

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23Mar 21

Webinar for health professionals working in AOD field

Connect & Learn is a series of case-based webinars funded by the Victorian Department of Health, designed to support clinicians working in the field of alcohol and other drugs throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria. Webinars are presented by experienced clinicians…

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23Mar 21

Raising awareness about lymphoedema

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month and the focus of the 2021 campaign is 'Early Intervention'. The Gippsland PHN Health Needs Assessment identifies lymphoedema as a condition that often needs to be managed to improve the lives of people with a…

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18Mar 21

National Close the Gap Day 2021

Today, 18 March, marks National Close the Gap Day. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have some of the poorest health outcomes of any group of people in the world. On average, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10…

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11Mar 21

Webinar to answer questions on COVID-19 vaccines

    A webinar featuring leading health experts will be held next week to answer questions from the community and health professionals on the COVID-19 vaccines. A joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the…

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10Mar 21

Get involved in our Health Needs Assessment update

  Gippsland Primary Health Network’s Health Needs Assessment will be fully updated this year, including a re-assessment of priority areas and it is seeking community and stakeholder input. The purpose of the Assessment is to inform Gippsland PHN investments to…

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01Mar 21

Grants to support practice nurses become qualified immunisers

Gippsland Primary Health Network will enable 35 eligible registered practice nurses currently working in Gippsland general practice and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) to become qualified immunisers through completion of The Benchmarque Group Immunisation Endorsement Pathway. It is anticipated…

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01Feb 21

Positive reading in Leongatha wastewater system

People who live in or have visited Leongatha between 17 and 19 January should remain alert for any mild symptoms of coronavirus. This follows a positive reading in the Leongatha wastewater system. If you experience any symptoms, no matter how…

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28Jan 21

CHSP Growth Funding Round for 2020-21 and 2021-22

High performing aged care and disability support providers are being sought by the Australian Department of Health to deliver targeted entry level services in the home to older Australians through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). As part of this grant…

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15Jan 21

WEBINAR: Quality use of Pathology in Australian General Practice

In this 20 minute webinar, researchers from the Diagnostic Informatics research team from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, describe how they are using POLAR data from general practice to uncover answers to important research questions that were co-designed with…

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14Jan 21

Regional health workforce survey

Gippsland PHN is surveying people who work in health care across the region to inform future workforce and service planning. The voluntary survey may be a regular feature of the Gippsland PHN Health Needs Assessment with data helping to plan,…

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12Jan 21

Updated border crossing directions

The Victorian Government updated Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions that came into force at 5.59pm on 11 January 2021, replacing New South Wales and Queensland Border Crossing Scheme Directions. Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions - 11 January 2021 click here.…

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04Jan 21

Important updated information from DHHS 4 January 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) introduced updated directions that come into force at 11.59pm on 3 January 2021. For details and additional updated information regarding outbreak locations and masks, see below: Stay Safe Directions (Victoria) (No 8) Click…

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03Jan 21

Gippsland testing sites for Monday 4 January

Coronavirus testing is available TOMORROW, Monday 4 January, at a range of sites across the region. Gippsland respiratory Clinics: Warragul Respiratory Clinic, 9am-1pm. Wonthaggi Respiratory Clinic, 1-5pm Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic, 9am-5pm Wellington Respiratory Clinic, Sale, 9am-5pm Latrobe Respiratory Clinic, Morwell,…

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03Jan 21

Important information about current Victorian coronavirus outbreak

Returning travellers Victorians who have recently returned from New South Wales are now required to self-quarantine. If possible, please continue home to a COVID testing location closer to where you live.  Here’s all the testing sites in Victoria: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19) On your…

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02Jan 21

Gippsland coronavirus testing sites open Sunday 3 January 2021

Coronavirus testing is available TOMORROW, Sunday 3 January, at a range of sites across Gippsland. These include: Warragul Respiratory Clinic, 170 Normanby Street (enter through Stoffers Street car park) 9am-1pm. Wonthaggi Respiratory Clinic, 42 Murray Street (via Biggs Drive), 9am-12pm…

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08Dec 20

Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan

As part of the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Commonwealth, state and territory governments have agreed that local health networks and Primary Health Networks will develop and publicly release joint Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plans…

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07Dec 20

Translated aged care COVID-19 resources available

Older Australians are vulnerable to becoming unwell with COVID-19. It is essential that everyone, including people who do not speak English, know how to stop the spread of COVID-19. To support the aged care sector, The Department of Health has…

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