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21Jul 21

Free training to support individuals after a disaster

 Two free workshops are being held for general practitioners and clinic staff to support individuals after a disaster. The first is on Wednesday 28 July 2021 at the Bairnsdale International from 5.30-7.30pm and will be held online. Follow this link to…

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09Jul 21

Gippsland PHN grant supports bushfire book for children

Children and families in fire-affected regions will benefit from a children’s picture book telling the stories of ‘heroes’ who helped protect East Gippsland during and after the region’s terrifying 2019-20 summer of bushfire. Heroes of Black Summer was written by…

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05Jul 21

Eight Gippsland GP clinics start to administer Pfizer

Eight Gippsland GP clinics are administering Pfizer vaccine from today, 5 July 2021, as well as AstraZeneca. They join the Wellington Respiratory Clinic in Sale who is also administering Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. See the names and contact details below.…

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04Jul 21

Heal Country! The theme for NAIDOC Week 2021

Gippsland Primary Health Network embraces the NAIDOC 2021 theme of ‘Heal Country’ and respectfully shares the following theme details from naidoc.org.au:  “The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections…

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25Jun 21

Smokers need support to quit says GP

A Gippsland doctor suggests that a decision to avoid smoking indoors can make a big difference to anyone trying to quit. According to Lakes Entrance GP, Dr Patrick Kinsella, the decision to quit smoking is one of the biggest challenges…

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15Jun 21

Gippsland health professionals shine at rural health awards

Gippsland PHN congratulates Muhammad Yousuf (pictured) from HeadtoHelp Wellington on winning the Rising Star Award at 2021 Victorian Rural Health Awards, A fully registered general psychologist, Muhammad joined the team at HeadtoHelp Wellington as a provisional psychologist after recognising the…

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03Jun 21

Applications for 2021 World Hepatitis Day Grants

World Hepatitis Day is recognised by the World Health Organisation each year on 28 July as a chance to raise awareness of hepatitis and in 2021 the global theme is ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’. LiverWELL is inviting community and not-for-profit organisations to…

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25May 21

More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021 National Reconciliation Week, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly…

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25May 21

National Sorry Day

Observed annually on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. National Sorry Day…

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21May 21

Raising awareness of palliative care

National Palliative Care Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 23 May to Saturday 29 May, with the theme ‘Palliative Care It’s more than you think’ to raise awareness about the many benefits of quality palliative care.  One of the great myths about palliative care is that it…

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19May 21

Free online trauma-related training

Free online trauma-related training is being offered to health professionals and community across Gippsland. One course is tailored to the needs of staff who work in general practice and other community healthcare settings to help better support community members affected…

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13May 21

Seminar on Progressing Digital Health in Gippsland 

A seminar on 31 May 2021 will showcase some of the exciting digital health initiatives being rolled out in Gippsland. Gippsland PHN and Monash University are hosting the ‘Progressing Digital Health in Gippsland’ seminar on Monday, 31 May at 15…

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11May 21

 #ScreenForMe community celebration

Two years after its inception, Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) is relaunching the #ScreenForMe campaign to raise community awareness of cancer screening. The #ScreenForMe relaunch community event will be held at the Moe Library on Wednesday 12 May from…

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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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