Author Archives: Michelle Frenkel

Give Me 5 for Kids

The annual Give Me 5 for Kids fundraising event is on again! There are many ways you can participate in this year’s events. Donate your unwanted car batteries to Natrad and the proceeds go to GV Health. Friday, 30 June 2017: GV Health cake stall, GV Health Graham St, Shepparton dining room Friday, 30 June […]

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Study Local. Stay Local.

The GV Rural Health Careers Workshop, being held 1 June 2017, brings together high school students from across the region to explore local careers in health. More than 120 year 10, 11 and 12 students from throughout the region will visit GV Health and the Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne campuses, Graham Street, […]

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Shepparton Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 White King Pental/Triple M Shepparton Business Awards. GV Health is proud to again be a category sponsor of the 2017 Shepparton Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Supporting the “Healthy Workplace” award category, GV Health is leading the way in encouraging employers and employees to work in partnership, in a supportive workplace environment, […]

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2018 Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program

Are you a graduate nurse or midwife and interested in working at GV Health? An information session will be held from 10am to noon on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at GV Health’s Graham St Shepparton campus, Elsie Jones Education Centre, about the 2018 Graduate Nurse and Midwife Program. To RSVP, please email jessica.rock@gvhealth.org.au

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Recognition for long service

It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the long standing commitment to GV Health by many of our employees who are celebrating major milestones of employment with our organisation. To all our staff who have received Service Recognition Awards this week, we say thank you very much for your ongoing support.

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Search starts for builder to revamp Shepparton hospital

The Andrews Labor Government has kicked off a search for a major construction firm to build the $168.5 million redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today released the Expression of Interest for the project that will deliver a bigger and better, world-class hospital to meet the growing healthcare needs […]

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Health Services Performance Report

Goulburn Valley Health is performing well in a range of key areas, according to the latest Health Services Performance Report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The report highlights that: GV Health saw 8,036 patients who presented to the emergency department in the three months to the end of December 2016 – up […]

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GVH appoints Trevor Saunders as CEO

Board Chair Peter Ryan, on behalf of the Board of Directors of GV Health, has announced the appointment of Trevor Saunders as Chief Executive Officer of GV Health. Trevor will take up his appointment on Feb 1 2017. The Board of Directors of GV Health is delighted that someone of Trevor’s calibre will be taking […]

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Funding announced to co-locate health and aged care facilities in Rushworth

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited GV Health’s Waranga campus in Rushworth on 15 December 2016 to announce an investment of $10 million to co-locate the health and aged care services under one roof. The Waranga Aged Care Hostel will be redeveloped into a one-stop-shop for all of Rushworth’s acute, aged […]

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Give Me 5 for Kids

Locco, 95 3SR FM breakfast announcer, presented a check at GV Health’s annual general meeting for $121,821.83, raised during its 2016 fundraising campaign. Paul Archer, one of the campaign’s greatest supporters, also participated in the check presentation. All funds raised will be used to provide much-needed equipment in the Child and Adolescent Unit and the […]

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Annual General Meeting

GV Health celebrated its 140th anniversary at its 2016 Annual General Meeting by reflecting on the past years and looking to the future with great optimism as the first indications of what the redeveloped Shepparton campus might look like were presented. We congratulate all the nominees, finalists and winners of the staff and volunteer awards, […]

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GV Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Plan Launch

A new alcohol and other drugs services plan has been developed to protect children, families and individuals by reducing consumption and harm, and helping people to recover from the effects of alcohol and drug use. The Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Plan 2015-2018 outlines 30 areas for action, which will be implemented by […]

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Tatura Fun Run and Walk

Join us for the annual Tatura Hospital & Parkvilla Aged Care Fun Run and Walk, to be held Sunday, 27 November 2016. Register on the day from 8:30am or pick up an entry form from the Tatura Hospital. Entry cost:   $15 per person for the 10km run $10 per person for the 5.5km event walk […]

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Mini Field of Women

Join us for a special event on Thursday, 27 October 2016 (during Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to honour patients, families and friends who have been affected by breast cancer.   WHEN:   10.45am Mini Field of Women Ceremony   11.30am A walk to remember…those who have been affected by breast cancer…around Victoria Park Lake.   […]

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An Educational Update on Parkinson’s

You are invited to participate in an educational update on Parkinson’s Disease, by Dr Arup Bhattacharya and Sheree Ambrosini from the GV Movement Disorder Service. WHERE: Sherbourne Terrace Hotel 109 Wyndham St, Shepparton WHEN: Saturday, 22 October 2016 Morning Session: for Health Professionals 9am to 12:15pm Afternoon Session: for Health Professionals, Patients and Carers 12:15pm to […]

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THE FIRST #headspaceday!

Because every young person should have access to mental health services. On Tuesday, 11 October 2016, #headspaceday was celebrated for the first time, right around Australia. #headspaceday is about ensuring young people across the country have access to youth friendly, mental health services, no matter where they live. We asked everyone in Shepparton and the surrounding […]

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Info session: Graduate Enrolled Nurse Transition Program

GV Health has created a six-month transition program for newly registered enrolled nurses, offering a supportive and structured environment to consolidate skills and knowledge, including study days for professional development and communication, as well as practical clinical experience. You are invited to an information session to find out more about the new Graduate Enrolled Nurse […]

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Appointment of Interim CEO

Dr Max Alexander has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO for GV Health while the recruitment process continues for a permanent CEO. Dr Alexander (MBBS, MBA, FRACMA, GAICD, FRACGP) was Chief Executive of the Southern NSW Local Health District for the last five years and has a strong record for delivering exceptional financial, […]

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First annual Research Fair; a great success

The first annual GV Health Research Day Fair, held 20 July 2016, highlighted the outstanding work being done on research studies and clinical audits and the regional improvements and innovations being achieved in the local community. Proudly sponsored by Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, Tatura Milk, LaTrobe University, the University of Melbourne and Murray PHN, the event […]

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Do you have a health-promoting workplace?

A new award category has been added to the annual Shepparton Business Awards this year, sponsored by GV Health, to encourage local organisations to create a health-promoting workplace.

Strong evidence shows that good employee health and wellbeing boosts organisational health; no matter what the size of the organisation.

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You’re invited: INSIDE STORY fundraising event

WHEN: 6:30pm, Wednesday, 27 July 2016 WHERE: Shepparton Golf Club, 15 Golf Drive COST: $55 per person, includes two-course meal and drinks at bar prices. INSIDE STORY will provide you with a rare insight into the police investigations undertaken to solve some of Victoria’s most notable crimes. Presentations by the lead detectives will give you a chance […]

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Launch of Give Me 5 for Kids 2016

The 2016 95 3SR FM fundraising event was launched live, on air, 1 June at GV Health. The annual campaign raises much-needed funds for the Child and Adolescent Unit and Special Care Nursery. Fundraising events and activities will be held throughout June…stay tuned for more information about upcoming events you can participate in!

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Invitation to participate in art workshops

You are invited to participate in a series of FREE workshops as part of the Artist in Residence Project collaboration between GV Health and Gallery Kaiela. Weaving, ceramics, sculpture and painting workshops will be led by Aboriginal Community Art Centre artists Eva Ponting, Tammy-Lee Atkinson, Eric Brown and Jack Anselmi. Weaving and ceramic workshops will […]

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Building a healthier future for Shepparton

The Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Daniel Andrews today visited GV Health and announced $168.5 million in funding for the hospital redevelopment. This is a significant commitment and is recognition of the efforts of staff and the community to provide contemporary health facilities that will meet the needs of local people. The Premier visited along […]

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ED renovations complete

Renovation works at the GV Health emergency department have been completed and the newly improved  waiting area is now open. The expansion was conducted in response to public feedback about the need for improved and expanded facilities for patients waiting for treatment and their families or carers. The renovations were funded by community donations to […]

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Treasurer visits GV Health

Treasurer Tim Pallas visited Shepparton recently to meet with the Member for Shepparton, Suzanna Sheed, to promote jobs and investment in the region, and talk about the health infrastructure needs of the district. Mr Pallas toured Goulburn Valley Health and spoke to staff and management about their vision for the hospital. Goulburn Valley Health received […]

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