Goulburn Valley Health News
  • 17/02/2017

    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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  • 10/02/2017

    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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  • 06/02/2017

    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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  • 22/12/2016

    GV Health’s Lactation Day Stay has a new home

    GV Health’s Lactation Day Stay service has moved into a new home, just in time for Christmas. Located at 69-71 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton (corner  Numurkah Rd and Graham St), the new day stay facility is in a comfortable, home-like environment with couches and recliner chairs in the lounge room, a kitchen to heat up meals […]

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  • 21/12/2016

    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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  • 16/12/2016

    $2 million announced to support GV Health’s Emergency Department

    Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy  visited GV Health on 15 December 2016 to announce that an extra $2 million will be given to GV Health’s Emergency Department to help treat and admit patients quickly by opening more beds and hiring more clinicians, freeing up paramedics to get back on the road […]

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  • 16/12/2016

    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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  • 13/12/2016

    Prostate Cancer Service wins VIC Public Healthcare Award

    GV Health’s Prostate Cancer Service has been named as the winner of the Excellence in cancer care Award in the 2016 Premier’s Healthcare Awards (VIC). Prostate cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers diagnosed in the Goulburn Valley region and is a significant issue for our local community. GV Health worked with Hume Regional […]

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  • 02/12/2016

    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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  • 02/12/2016

    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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  • 23/11/2016

    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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  • 22/11/2016

    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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  • 21/11/2016

    Annual General Meeting

    You are invited to join us for the 140th Annual General Meeting of GV Health at 3pm, Thursday 1 December 2016 in the Graham St, Shepparton campus dining room.
    We will reflect on the last 140 years and look to the future redevelopment of the facilities with great excitement.

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  • 21/10/2016

    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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  • 13/10/2016

    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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  • 11/10/2016

    CYMHS Mental Health Review and Report

    GV Health is committed to providing high quality mental health services to local children, youth and their families. The Victorian Chief Psychiatrist, Dr Neil Coventry, has undertaken an external review of Goulburn Valley Health’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS). We welcome the Chief Psychiatrist’s Report and fully support the recommendations. Many of the […]

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  • 06/10/2016

    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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  • 19/09/2016

    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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  • 15/09/2016

    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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  • 04/08/2016

    Wellness and Life After Cancer

    Have you, or someone you love, been affected by cancer? Information and support, from experts and others affected by cancer, is available to help you develop practical strategies for managing life now and moving beyond recovery to wellness.

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  • 22/07/2016

    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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  • 21/07/2016

    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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  • 09/06/2016

    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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  • 08/06/2016

    CEO Arrangements at GV Health

    GV Health CEO, Dale Fraser is finishing at GV Health on Friday 1 July 2016 to take up a position as CEO at Ballarat Health Service, following three successful years in the leadership role.

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  • 03/06/2016

    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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  • 24/05/2016

    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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  • 23/05/2016

    Visit from the Federal Health Minister

    The Federal Health Minister, Susan Ley and Duncan McGauchie Liberal candidate for Murray visited GV Health’s Graham Street, Shepparton campus 18 May 2016. They both expressed a keen interest in working towards the development of radiotherapy services at GV Health.

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  • 20/04/2016

    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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  • 23/03/2016

    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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  • 21/03/2016

    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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  • 17/03/2016

    Great Results – Victorian Healthcare Experience Survey

    The results of the Victorian Healthcare Experience Survey (VHES) for the December 2015 quarter have been released, reflecting consistently high results across a range of service areas.

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  • 05/02/2016

    Creating a Healthy GV

    GV Health hosted a ‘Healthy GV’ Breakfast, bringing together key community leaders and organisations to discuss a ‘Healthy Together Victoria – Workplace Achievement Program’.

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  • 04/02/2016

    Access to psychology services improves in the Goulburn Valley  

    GV Health is leading the provision of local specialist psychological services under the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program, which is expected to improve access to and quality of mental health care locally for people with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

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  • 01/02/2016

    GV Health Board Director Applications Open

    The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP is now inviting applications for part time Board Directors to GV Health with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2016.

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  • 12/01/2016

    ​Looking for a pathway into a health care career?

    GV Health, GO TAFE and MEGT have teamed up to create new traineeships for Health Assistants in Nursing, working in the acute care wards. For more information, email lyn.brett@gvhealth.org.au or call (03) 5823 8635 or (03) 5823 8600.

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  • 23/12/2015

    GV Health Companion, Chris McPherson

    The Board, Executive and Staff of Goulburn Valley Health are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of GV Health Companion, Chris McPherson.

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  • 24/11/2015

    Quality of Care Report

    The Quality of Care Report for 2014/15 is now available.

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  • 24/11/2015

    Movement Disorder Nurse Project A Success

    A report on the Movement Disorder Nurse Rural Demonstration Project has been launched, following the successful completion of the two-year project.

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  • 09/11/2015

    Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Fun Run and Walk

    Join in the annual Tatura Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, 22 November 2015 to help raise money for the Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care.

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  • 09/09/2015

    Pardon our noise while we expand the emergency department

    Renovation works are underway at the GV Health emergency department to expand the waiting area and improve facilities for families.

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  • 07/09/2015

    GV Health Joins REPORT RACISM PROJECT

    GV Health is participating in a pilot project ‘Report Racism’ as a designated reporting place between 1 September and December 2015. The project enables people to report incidents of racism that are experienced or witnessed.

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  • 07/09/2015

    Mobile Dental Van Winners

    GV Health received some outstanding submissions for the GV Health mobile dental van art competition.

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  • 06/09/2015

    Goulburn Valley Health Community Advisory Group

    Nominations are being sought for the Goulburn Valley Health Community Advisory Group, with a closing date of Friday 18 September 2015.

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  • 04/08/2015

    Have the chat that saves lives during DonateLife Week 2015

    GV Health is urging Shepparton families to talk about organ and tissue donation with their loved ones during DonateLife Week, 2 to 9 August 2015, Australia’s national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation.

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  • 13/07/2015

    Enter the GV Health mobile dental van art competition

    WHAT: The community is invited to: suggest a fun and creative name for the new mobile dental vanand submit vibrant, original art works that could be incorporated into the signage for the new mobile dental van, inside or out The theme for the name and art works is ‘dental services’, which might include: healthy teeth […]

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  • 13/07/2015

    GV Health launches new mobile dental service

    GV Health is pleased to announce a new mobile dental service, to ensure aged care residents in rural and remote communities have improved access to dental care. GV Health secured funding of $447,000 from the Federal Government to purchase a light weight IVECO van, complete with a dental chair, digital x-ray equipment, wheelchair access and […]

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  • 22/06/2015

    GV Health Launches 10-Year Service Plan To Meet Community Needs

    GV Health has launched a 10-year Service Plan, which outlines the future direction of services at Goulburn Valley Health and identifies the key priorities to meet significant increases in community demand.

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  • 08/05/2015

    VIC State Budget

    GV Health welcomes the State budget which recognises the growing overall needs our region and a willingness to put dollars back into services to assist with growth for the future.

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  • 07/05/2015

    Works Begin to Enhance Emergency Department

    Renovation works are beginnning at the GV Health emergency department to expand the waiting area and improve facilities for families.

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  • 08/04/2015

    Consumer Representative Positions

    Expressions of interest are invited from members of the public to apply for consumer representative positions.

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  • 07/04/2015

    International Nurses and Midwives Day

    International Midwives’ Day is held on 5 May and International Nurses Day is held on 12 May.

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  • 07/04/2015

    Mother’s Day Luncheon

    Come along to the Mother’s Day Luncheon on Friday 8 May, 12 noon at the Connection. Enjoy lunch with friends and help raise funds for a special cause.

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  • 25/10/2014

    Strategic Plan Launched

    The new GV Health Strategic Plan 2014-2018 has been officially launched and is now available to the community.

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  • 25/09/2014

    New Stroke Unit Opens

    The new Acute Stroke Unit was officially opened on 15 September.

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  • 25/09/2014

    GV Health Achieves Accreditation

    GV Health has achieved successful accreditation across four key areas: National Standards, Disability, Home and Community Care, and Mental Health.

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Media Contact
Michelle Frenkel
Media & Communications Consultant
Goulburn Valley Health
P: (03) 5832 3480
M: 0419 394 375
E: Michelle.Frenkel@gvhealth.org.au