Race the Rubeena 2020


This year’s rotary Club of Sale, Race the Rubeena Community Fun Run has been rescheduled for Sunday March 29. The annual event which raises much needed funds for the Sale Hospital will now take place in late March to avoid potential smoke issues from the current bush fires in East Gippsland. “Our original date of

Special tenure celebrated


Laurina Lodge Nursing Home in Heyfield recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and someone who could attest to the facility’s successful longevity is long-time resident, 95-year-old Norma Grainger. Norma entered the Laurina Lodge doors with her husband, William (Sandy) Grainger, one week after they opened in 1994 to begin what has been a memorable two decades.

Aged Care Services at Central Gippsland Health


Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is the major provider of health and residential aged care services in the Wellington Shire. Stretton Park is a community operated not-for-profit residential aged care facility offering both respite and permanent care. It has provided aged care services to the Maffra and district community for more than 40 years. The goal

Telehealth school donation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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