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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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07Dec 20

Updated NSW advice for Victorian visitors

NSW Health has issued updated advice on visitors to residential aged care. From 23 November 2020, Victorians have been permitted to visit NSW residential aged care facilities subject to usual screening processes. Key points from the updated advice are to:…

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01Dec 20

Setting the rural health workforce priorities for 2021

It's not too late to register for next week's Q&A panel with the National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Ruth Stewart. Professor Stewart was keynote speaker at the Gippsland PHN Annual General Meeting on 18 November 2020 and highlighted the importance…

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20Nov 20

HeadtoHelp community awareness campaign

HeadtoHelp is a new, free service option which can help you manage the number of patients who are experiencing stress and anxiety. You may have seen or heard the community awareness campaign for HeadtoHelp – the $27 million mental health service funded…

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20Nov 20

What is Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR)?

Trans Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the trans lives lost to acts of transphobia and discrimination. TDOR was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor…

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19Nov 20

Awards showcase Gippsland’s primary health care sector

Gippsland’s primary health care sector was on show at the 2020 Gippsland Primary Health Awards last night. The award winners across five sections were announced and honoured by a large gathering of guests. Gippsland Primary Health Network Chair, Therese Tierney…

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11Nov 20

Free gambling awareness sessions in Gippsland

Due to COVID-19, gambling venues have been closed since 23 March and an estimate of up to $80 million has not been spent on pokies in Gippsland during this time, according to Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS). LCHS says research…

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05Nov 20

Rainbow Health Victoria launches Private Lives 3

Rainbow Health Victoria is launching the latest iteration of the Private Lives research series, Private Lives 3. Private Lives is the largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. It began in 2006 with the…

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05Nov 20

Webinar on medication management of multiple sclerosis

MS Limited (MSL) and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia are presenting a webinar on medication management of multiple sclerosis with the explicit aim of improving the knowledge of MS medications for all health professionals involved in prescribing or advising. The…

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05Nov 20

Call-to-Test service for vulnerable Victorians

The Department of Health and Human Services is reaching out to vulnerable Victorians with a new in-home testing service. The service is available state-wide to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Call-to-Test service will arrange for a…

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24Oct 20

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), with support from the Australian Government Department of Health, has opened applications for a range of nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarships. The various scholarships support undergraduate and postgraduate study, from Certificate IV to…

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