Healthier and happier parents and newborns


The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s (MCRI) innovative GenV research project will be launched at Central Gippsland Health (CGH) on 10 August 2021. GenV is one of the world’s largest birth and parent cohort studies. The opt-in project will follow babies and their parents to help solve problems like asthma, food allergies, obesity and mental illness

Celebration at Stretton Park


Stretton Park Aged Care residents and the facility’s Auxiliary recently celebrated the opening of the community café with a special afternoon tea. The event also acknowledged the generous funding received to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and refurbish the dining room. The café is a feature of the Stretton Park redevelopment project that aims

CGH increases addiction support services


Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is supporting the growing and urgent need for improved clinical addiction support services with its Pharmacotherapy and Wellbeing Clinic in Sale. Celebrating its first anniversary, referrals to the clinic have increased significantly in the past 12 months. The clinic allows Nurse Practitioner, Terrie Strike, to offer a tailored, locally based range

Staff accommodation works underway


Work on one of Central Gippsland Health’s (CGH) major infrastructure projects has begun. The construction of a new apartment complex providing accommodation for medical staff commenced this week with the removal of existing infrastructure and the installation of temporary fencing. Located at Foster Street, Sale, across from Lake Guthridge, the major accommodation project has been

Take the bake challenge


People can help the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) raise $8,000 to treat newborn babies admitted to the Special Care Nursery at Sale Hospital by taking the bake challenge. The money raised from the Bake for Babies initiative will fund the purchase of a phototherapy blanket that helps treat infants with jaundice. NICF Chairman, Peter

Generous donation for a special place


Residents at Laurina Lodge Aged Care in Heyfield are rejoicing in a new outdoor space made possible by a generous donation. Heyfield Lions Club gifted $10,000 for the design and construction of an outdoor gazebo and the residents couldn’t be happier. Central Gippsland Health Director of Residential Aged Care, Sally Weatherly, said residents provided valuable

Scholarship to support local nurses


A unique scholarship program is now open, providing financial assistance for local nurses for the third year running. Launched by a Sale couple in 2019, the Amy Roseby O’Neill and Nancy Callinan Scholarship program supports nurses in the Wellington Shire with their further education costs. Jenny O’Neill and Gerard Callinan established the Amy Roseby O’Neill


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