24Aug 17

Gippsland smokers motivated and planning to quit

24 August 2017 - Download the media release. Two-thirds of Gippsland smokers intend to quit in the next six months and one-third of them think about quitting every day, new Cancer Council research shows. A phone survey of 200 Gippsland…

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24Jul 17

Call for Nominations – Board Directors

Nominations are invited from suitably qualified individuals interested in serving as a Board Director in one of three vacancies available with Gippsland Health Network, trading as Gippsland PHN. Applications close on 6 August 2017. Read more

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01Jun 17

Smokers in the Valley to benefit from Quit Stalls

Gippsland PHN has partnered with Quit Victoria to bring Quit smoking information stalls to the Latrobe Valley Community. The stalls will provide community members with resources to assist in their (or a loved one’s) journey to quit smoking. The stalls…

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22Dec 16

Chief Health Officer Advisory – Food safety and listeria

Chief Health Officer Advisory: Food safety and listeria Status: Active Date issued: 21 December 2016 Issued by: Dr Finn Romanes, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals Key messages Listeriosis is a potentially serious infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Be alert…

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16Sep 16

New strain of norovirus detected in Victoria

Chief Health Officer Advisory - New strain of norovirus detected in Victoria Issued to: Hospitals, residential facilities (including aged care and disability) and childcare settings. Key messages Risk of increased gastroenteritis - surveillance conducted by the Department and the Victorian…

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19Jul 16

Good mental health a fixture for Gippsland clubs

Download the full media release. Mental strength has long been a mark of a good football or netball team, but good mental health is fast becoming another coveted trait. Football and netball clubs and leagues across Gippsland are making mental…

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01Jul 16

Chief Health Officer Alert – Measles Alert

Issued to: General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments Key messages There is a confirmed case of measles in a young adult who was infectious whilst at a number of places in Victoria, including the Shepparton area between June 21 and…

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21Jun 16

Gippsland PHN to help tackle ice in Gippsland

Download full media release. Gippsland PHN has received $2.87 million that will be commissioned into the Gippsland region to support the delivery of locally-based and targeted solutions aimed at improving treatment, aftercare, education, prevention, support and community engagement to tackle…

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10Jun 16

Hepatitis A risk associated with FoodWorks Yarram

Issued to: Health professionals Key messages A risk of hepatitis A exposure has been linked to food prepared at FoodWorks Yarram located at 261 Commercial Rd, Yarram from 27 April 2016 to 9 June 2016. Council’s Environmental Health Officers have…

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10Jun 16

Hazelwood Healthy Study Surveys Underway In Morwell

ALMOST 1,000 invitation packs have now been distributed, calling on eligible adults in one section of Morwell to participate in the Hazelwood Health Study’s Adult Survey, with a second area to be targeted this week. The survey of adults who…

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15Apr 16

Hepatitis B lookback

Issued to: Health professionals, laboratories and consumers Key messages The Department is contacting patients who received treatment from a health care worker with hepatitis B to request those patients have a test for hepatitis B. The risk of hepatitis B…

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14Apr 16

Planned Burns: protect your health from smoke

Planned burns are designed to protect life, property and the environment. Planned burns reduce bushfire risk by reducing the amount of fuel for bushfires and keep plants and animals healthy. Smoke from planned burns can affect your health in different…

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14Apr 16

Australian Hearing now offers GPs 40 CPD point activity

Download the full media release. Sydney, 13 April, 2016: Australian Hearing has developed an industry-first Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) program dedicated to hearing health, titled: Identifying and managing hearing loss in adults and is holding state-based events for Australian…

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07Mar 16

Partners in Recovery (PIR) releases evaluation report

During a well-attended event on 4 March, opened by the Hon Darren Chester MP, the Partners in Recovery Steering Committee released the Evaluation of the Partners in Recovery Initiative in Gippsland, Victoria report, completed by Keith Sutton of the Monash…

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04Mar 16

2015-16 Small Grants applications open

Gippsland PHN today opened the applications for their 2015-16 Small Grants Program - click here for details of the program and categories of funding streams. Applications will need to be made online – click here to open the Survey Monkey…

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26Feb 16

2015-16 Small Grants Program announced

Would you like to improve the quality of the care provided by your health services? Do you have an innovative idea to improve health outcomes in your region? Gippsland PHN announced today that the 2015-16 Small Grants program applications will…

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08Feb 16

Chief Health Officer Alerts to Note

Gippsland PHN is required to assist the State government in facilitation and coordination of a primary care response to an emergent situation. As part of this responsibility we are directed by the Department of Health & Human Services to lead…

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25Jan 16

Palliative Care Scholarship Program – 2016

The Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC) is one of eight regional consortia established as part of the Victorian Government’s Strengthening palliative care: a policy for health and community care providers 2004-09. The work of the GRPCC is guided by…

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05Jan 16

Chief Health Officer Advisory: Human parechovirus (HPeV)

Issued to: Health professionals, medical microbiologists Key messages There has been an increase in detection in Human parechovirus (HPeV) in Victoria. Human parechovirus occurs commonly in the general population, and usually causes a mild respiratory and gastrointestinal illness in young…

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21Dec 15

National Carer Gateway Launched

Download the full media release. The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Alan Tudge MP, today launched Carer Gateway making it easier for carers to access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area. Carer Gateway comprises…

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