17Apr 20

Daily update from Gippsland PHN 16 April 2020

This Chief Health Officer update is intended to provide clinicians and the Victorian public with information about the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria as well as relevant public health response activities in Victoria. Chief Health Officer Alerts…

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15Apr 20

Clinical Labs opens COVID-19 testing site in Traralgon

Australian Clinical Labs is now conducting COVID-19 testing from its collection site at 10-12 Grey Street, Traralgon from 7.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. This centre will be exclusively for COVID-19 collection - no other pathology tests will be collected…

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15Apr 20

Health alert – Chief Health Officer Victoria 14 April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 14 April 2020   Date issued: 14 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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14Apr 20

COVID-19 testing criteria extended

From today, COVID-19 testing has been extended and will be available to anyone with a fever or acute respiratory infection that is characterised by new onset shortness of breath, cough or sore throat. The Department of Health and Human Services…

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14Apr 20

 Webinar explores COVID-19 and children’s mental health

An interdisciplinary panel of experts will explore challenges and treatment opportunities for children experiencing worry and distress during the coronavirus outbreak in a webinar on Thursday 30 April. Organised by the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN), the panel is psychologist Nicola Palfrey,…

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11Apr 20

Health alert – Chief Health Officer Victoria 10 April 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 10 April 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 10 April 2020  Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   What's new?   Developments in the outbreak As…

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09Apr 20

Gippsland PHN is hosting two live webinars on COVID-19

Gippsland Primary Health Network is hosting live webinar information sessions from 6.30-8pm on Wednesday 15 April and Wednesday 29 April on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Suitable for general practices across Gippsland, it will be presented by Microbiologist and Infection Prevention and Control Consultant/Educator, Margaret Jennings, using the most…

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07Apr 20

Clinical guidance resources for pharmacies

The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed a range of challenges for the prescribers, dispensers, and users of opioid replacement therapy (pharmacotherapy). In response to these challenges, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed advice and clinical guidance resources…

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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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