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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26Mar 14

GML Media Release – eHealth at Farm World

 Gippslanders support the eHealth initiative As major sponsor of the Health & Wellbeing theme at Farm World this year, Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) will be promoting the benefits of the eHealth initiative that already more than 6,000 Gippslanders have registered…

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26Mar 14

GML Media Release – Fifth Army 28 March

 March 28 the Fifth Army ‘Day of Action’ The ‘Fifth Army’ campaign will lead a 'Day of Action' on 28 March to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health. In its second year, the Fifth Army is a…

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17Mar 14

GML Media Release – National Close the Gap Day

For full media release, click here For immediate release                                                                        12.00pm Monday 17 March 2014 GML Supporting National Close the Gap Day Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) this week highlights National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 20 March and urges the…

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06Mar 14

GML media release – 2014 Influenza Vaccination Reminder

For the full media release, click here For immediate release                                                                    12.00pm Thursday 6 March 2014 GML reminds Gippslanders to prepare for Flu Vaccinations With the end of the summer season, Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is reminding families that it is…

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04Mar 14

CHO alert – Salmonella and Raw Eggs Monday 4 March

For full media release, please click here Chief Health Officer Alert Salmonellosis and Raw Eggs Status: Active Date issued: 3 March 2014 Issued by: Dr Rosemary Lester, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Restaurants, cafes and caterers Key messages • The…

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28Feb 14

CHO Alert Morwell Fire 28 Feb

The following media alert was issued by the Chief Health Officer today To read full release - click CHO-Morwell-release-28022014.pdf Friday, 28 February 2014 NEW HEALTH ADVICE FOR MORWELL SOUTH RESIDENTS Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester, has today advised…

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25Feb 14

CHO Update on Smoke from open cut fire

Latest from Chief Health Officer, Victoria, Australia For full CHO website  details click here See the Smoke and your health factsheet for more information. For Smoke and your health - video, click here Hazelwood open cut mine fire Smoke from…

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19Feb 14

GML advice on current Smoke conditions

For full media release click here For immediate release                                               12.00pm Wednesday 19 February 2014 GML Advice to Community on Coal Fire Smoke Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is providing advice to all Morwell and district residents close to the Hazelwood…

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17Feb 14

PIR Funding to Mind Australia

Please click here for full media release Embargoed to 6.00am Tuesday 18 February 2014 Mind Australia receives $100,000 funding for Mental Health Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) will today announce the third major allocation of funding under the 'Partners in Recovery' (PIR)…

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14Feb 14

GML Gippsland-wide Health Needs Survey

For full media Release, please here Tuesday 11 February 2014 Gippsland Medicare Local asks the community to get involved in the health discussion Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is seeking feedback from community members across Gippsland on health and wellbeing issues through…

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14Feb 14

CHO Alert : Probable Salmonellosis Outbreak

For full Chief Health Officer Alert, please click here Probable Salmonellosis Outbreak Status:                         Active Date issued:               13 February 2014 Issued by:                    Dr Rosemary Lester, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to:                     Health professionals Key messages The Department of Health is…

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07Feb 14

Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)

For full media release please click here Gippsland Medicare Local asks the community to get involved in the health discussion Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is seeking feedback from community members across Gippsland on health and wellbeing issues through a survey…

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03Feb 14

GML Vaccination Reminder for Parents Carers and Children

For copy of media release click GML Vaccinations media release 31 Jan 2014 For immediate release                                                               12.00pm Friday 31 January 2014 GML reminds Gippsland families to vaccinate now As Gippsland families commence another school year, Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is…

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30Jan 14

Vacancies for PIR Support Faciliators

For position description information on these available position across Gippsland with SNAP Gippsland and the Mental Illness Fellowship, please go to : https://www.gphn.org.au/about-us/careers/?preview=true&preview_id=173&preview_nonce=0087a05b41 For a confidential discussion about the roles with Mental Illness Fellowship, we encourage you to contact Beth Fogerty,…

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13Jan 14

GML issues Reminder to Stay Cool this Week

 Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is reminding all Gippsland residents to take careful note of the maximum temperatures this week and prepare their days accordingly. GML Board Chair Dr Nola Maxfield issued the reminder as the temperatures across Gippsland are forecast…

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13Jan 14

Expression Of Interest for Advisory Roles with GML

Full media release can be found here Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is calling on suitably qualified individuals throughout Gippsland to participate in key groups and advisory roles to the GML Board. The Board has approved the establishment of three Primary Care…

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03Jan 14

CHO Alert – Measles case attending Chadstone Shopping Centre

 Measles case attending Chadstone Shopping Centre. Click CHO-Advisory-Measles-at-Chadstone-3-January-2014.pdf for full media release from Chief Health Officer Status: Active Date issued: 3 January 2014 Issued by: Dr Rosemary Lester, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals Key messages · There has been…

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17Dec 13

Funding for Mirboo North Hub project

Funding Secured for Study into Health and Wellbeing Hub Gippsland Medicare Local (GML) is pleased to announce an allocation of $40,000 funding to the Mirboo North & District Community Planning Group. The funding has been earmarked for a major feasibility…

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