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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04Sep 15

Increase in Meningococcal W disease in Victoria

Issued to: Health professionals Key messages There has been an increase in the number of notifications of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W (also known as serogroup W135) in Victoria, with 10 cases notified in 2015.…

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01Sep 15

Folic acid fortification issues

Issued to: General practitioners, maternal and child health nurses. Key messages There is a global supply shortage of folic acid used to fortify wheat flour used for bread making. Due to the shortage, bread products normally fortified may not consistently…

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27Apr 15

Free pertussis vaccine for pregnant women and their partners

Issued to: Health professionals in Victoria: general practitioners, local council immunisation providers, Maternal and Child Health Nurses, maternity hospitals, obstetricians, midwives Key messages From 1 June 2015 the Department of Health & Human Services is funding pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine…

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27Apr 15

Death Cap Mushrooms growing in Melbourne

Issued to:  Health professionals and consumers Key messages Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms as the highly poisonous Death Cap mushrooms (Amanita Phalloides) have been found growing in and around Melbourne. Consuming one Death Cap mushroom…

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13Apr 15

GML to operate the Gippsland Primary Health Network

Download the full media release. Minister for Health, Hon. Sussan Ley MP, on Saturday announced Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) had been successful in its bid to operate the Gippsland Primary Health Network (GPHN) that will replace GML on 1 July…

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06Mar 15

Big blue bus reminds Gippslanders to see their GP!

View the full media release. Following the very popular and well attended beyondblue National Roadshow across the region, Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is encouraging people experiencing emotional distress to see their general practitioner (GP) and access local services. After a…

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19Feb 15

Hepatitis A outbreak associated with frozen berries

Department of Health & Human Services Hepatitis A outbreak associated with frozen berries (Update) Status: Active Date issued: 18 February 2015 (Updated from 17 February) Issued by: Professor Michael Ackland, Deputy Chief Health Officer Issued to: Health professionals Download a…

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02Feb 15

Big blue bus heading for Gippsland

Download the full media release. beyondblue’s big blue bus will arrive in Gippsland at the end of February. The visit – part of beyondblue’s 50,000km National Roadshow tour – will be launched with an information session for health professionals at…

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13Nov 14

New Directors join the GML Board

Download the full media release. Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) announced the election of Dr Sinead de Gooyer and Ms Julie Rogalsky as new incoming GML Board Directors following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held 12 November in Traralgon. Dr de Gooyer…

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10Oct 14

headspace Helps 80,000 Young Australians

Around 80,000 young Australians will benefit each year from the headspace programme with the locations of 15 new headspace centres now finalised. Health Minister Peter Dutton said today when the final 15 centres were operating there would a total of…

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