Telehealth school donation

24/07/2019

Generous support by the Central Gippsland Health (CGH) Paediatric Telehealth Service will allow Bairnsdale Primary School to undertake valuable, online Paediatric consultations. Funded by the State Government, the CGH Paediatric Telehealth Service is providing a laptop and trolley to the school to thank Bairnsdale Primary for its ongoing support and participation in the telehealth project,

Critical Care Telehealth Scaling Project

08/07/2019

With start-up funding provided by the Better Care Victoria Health Innovation Fund, the Critical Care Telehealth project at Central Gippsland Health (CGH) consists of a number of components aimed at making sure it is providing the best evidence based care to patients, locally where possible. Some of the current patient care processes that have been

Milestone birthdays at Stretton Park

08/07/2019

In a first for Stretton Park Aged Care in Maffra, four of its residents are celebrating major milestone birthdays this year and a special morning tea is being planned to mark the occasion. With three of its residents turning 100 years old and one notching up 105, Diversional Therapist, Julie Molden, said staff felt honoured

New equipment for at-risk infants

22/05/2019

Central Gippsland Health (CGH) will purchase an additional life-saving piece of equipment for its special care nursery after Fulham Correctional Centre donated money raised from its recent Easter egg raffle. A collective effort by the Fulham team in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration department, led by Administrative Support Officer Colleen Bell, raised $1500 that will go

Nursing graduate information day

10/05/2019

Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is opening its doors to Registered Nurses in their final year of study at an information day on Thursday 23 May. The annual Nurse Graduate Information Day provides an insight into the inner workings of CGH, giving prospective nursing graduates the opportunity to interact with current graduates and staff. “Our graduate

Standing with the LGBTIQ community

10/05/2019

Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is again celebrating a significant date in the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) calendar – IDAHOBIT Day on Friday 17 May. The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia – affectionately known as IDAHOBIT Day, is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities, and is a stance against

Real-time prescription monitoring

02/05/2019

Central Gippsland Health (CGH) has introduced a real-time prescription monitoring system to enable the safer supply of high risk medicines to patients. SafeScript is being introduced state-wide and provides doctors and pharmacists with a notification when a patient has previously been prescribed a high risk drug. The Victorian Government successfully trialled SafeScript in October last

Laurina Lodge Refurbishment

02/05/2019

Laurina Lodge is currently upgrading its nursing home in Heyfield that will see almost half of its resident rooms redeveloped. The redevelopment will provide modern facilities for the residents of Laurina Lodge and the community in addition to providing a more homely ambiance to individual resident areas. The 51-bed aged care facility at the Heyfield

Two decades of cancer support recognised

18/04/2019

Two decades of cancer support recognised 18 April 2019 Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is being recognised for its long term commitment to supporting its community through cancer. The health service will be presented with a plaque on 1 May 2019, commemorating its 20 year involvement with the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program. CGH Director

Scholarship to Support Local Nurses

25/03/2019

A local Sale couple has generously launched a scholarship program to support nurses in the Wellington Shire with their further education costs. Jenny O’Neill and Gerard Callinan established the Amy Roseby O’Neill and Nancy Callinan Scholarship program in memory of their nursing mothers, who were passionate about their professions. The scholarships will see recipients receive

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