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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17Sep 14

‘Yarn Safe’ campaign launched in Gippsland

Download the media release Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Gippsland are being told there’s no shame in talking about problems affecting their mental health and wellbeing. The national headspace campaign is the first youth-led national Aboriginal and…

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03Sep 14

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report Released

View the full report, executive summary and recommendations. The Hazelwood Mine Fire Source; Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Executive Summary Victoria is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world. Victoria experiences bushfires every fire season. Many of these…

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07Jul 14

MBS Health Assessment Update

The AAPM have advised today that they are still pursuing clarification of the information posted on the Medicare Website on Wednesday at http://hpnews.medicareaustralia.gov.au/2014/06/record-keeping-requirement-for-a-health-assessment-mbs-items-701-715/. A statement released today by AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says that “general practices remain uncertain about whether…

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29May 14

GML Media Release: Launch of 2014 Art Competition

For full media release, please click here For immediate release                                                                  12.00pm Thursday 29 May 2014 Understanding Indigenous Kinship through Art Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) launches its Gippsland-based arts initiative this week that seeks a portrayal of what kinship means to…

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27May 14

GML Comprehensive Needs Assessment Executive Summary

Gippsland Medicare Local Comprehensive Needs Assessment Executive Summary Download this document by clicking here. The 2014 Comprehensive Needs Assessment undertaken by Gippsland Medicare Local has enabled Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) to better understand the health needs of the catchment population…

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26May 14

GML Media Release – Launch of Reconciliation Action Plan

For full media release, please click here For immediate release                                                                        3.00pm Monday 26 May 2014 GML to launch Action Plan in National Reconciliation Week The launch of Gippsland Medicare Local’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will feature in activities planned for…

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15May 14

GML Media Release: Focus remains on primary healthcare

To view media release, click here. Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is encouraged by the Federal Government’s continued focus on coordination and delivery of primary healthcare across Australia through Primary Healthcare Networks (PHNs) announced in this week’s Federal Budget. It is…

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02May 14

CHO Alert – Propofol Warning 2 May 2014

Click here to read full Health Alert Suspected contamination of “Provive” Propofol Status: Active Date issued: 2 May 2014 Issued by: Dr Michael Ackland, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Medical and dental practitioners, including Anaesthetists, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists,…

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11Apr 14

CHO Health Alert – Health Warning on Mosquitoes

For the full CHO Health Alert, please click here Chief Health Officer Advisory - Health warning on mosquitoes Status: Active Date issued: 11 April 2014 Issued by: Dr Michael Ackland, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals Key…

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03Apr 14

GML Media Release – NHPA Report Good News for Gippsland

For full media release please click here For immediate release                                                                       12.00pm Thursday 3 April 2014  Child Immunisation Rates Good News for Gippsland The release of the latest report from the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) on Child Immunisation rates is…

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03Apr 14

GML media release – headspace Warragul centre relaunch

For media release, please click here For immediate release                                                                   9.00am Thursday 3 April 2014 Ice Creams to refresh headspace Warragul! headspace in Warragul will be celebrating the refurbishment of its Queen Street facility as part of National Youth Week 2014.…

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