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A rich history with a bright future

On Friday November 18, the GV Health Foundation brought together the Male Bag Foundation, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, and the Shepparton Biggest Blokes Luncheon.

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2023 Interns

On 9 January we were proud to welcome 32 new interns to GV Health! The group includes a diverse mix of locals and those from further afield who have joined us from a range of institutions. Our interns will work across a variety of specialties with experienced staff at their side, ready to guide and

Stay ahead of COVID with six simple steps

1 – Wear a mask Wearing a well-fitted and high quality mask can help protect you from COVID-19. They are recommended when you’re in a crowded place and you can’t physically distance, if you are visiting a hospital or aged care facility, and if you’ve got COVID-19 or symptoms and need to leave home. 2

Long service awards recognition and events

A significant number of GV Health staff from across our Shepparton, Tatura and Rushworth campuses have recently marked special years of service milestones – from 10 years up to 40 years. There were more than 300 staff members celebrating a milestone reached in both 2021 and 2022. A very big thank you to all those

Launch of Seymour House of HOPE

GV Health’s Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program opened in Seymour on December 9. The program was already established in Shepparton and run by GV Health, but recently received funding from the Victorian Government to open to the lower Hume region. The House of HOPE offers a client-led therapeutic mental health approach, which includes a

Volunteers back on deck

December 5 was International Volunteer Day to recognise and celebrate some of our wonderful GV Health volunteers, which came shortly after we were able to officially welcome them back to the service. We welcomed them back as part of a gradual return from October 31, after not being on site for nearly two-and-a-half years due

Looking forward to 2023’s GAP year students

Gap year students

Five fresh faces began their healthcare careers at GV Health as part of the third 2022 GAP Year Traineeship Program. The program gives school leavers an opportunity to explore healthcare roles and gives them experience to bolster their future endeavours. The program recently expanded to five trainees, with two positions in Allied Health Assistance and

A rich history with a bright future

A Rich History

On Friday November 18, the GV Health Foundation brought together the Male Bag Foundation, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, and the Shepparton Biggest Blokes Luncheon. The groups were celebrating the donation of a trans perineal biopsy (TPB) machine, which allows men who are under active surveillance for prostate cancer or need a prostate biopsy to have the

From premature to thriving

November 17 marked World Prematurity Day, raising awareness of premature birth and the challenges the parents and their babies face, It can affect any family and any background, with one in ten children born premature, or before 37 weeks gestation, in Australia each year. When Kirsty Hommes went into spontaneous labour with baby Lacey at

Polio support group still there for each other decades on

Over 60 years on from the peak polio epidemics between the 1930s and 1960s, The Shepparton Polio Support Group still meets multiple times a year to support and learn from each other. Giuliana Marogy, who had the disease as a very young child, described the group as a place where she could be around others

Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate

Just over a year ago, Louise Shannon was in the shower when she found a lump on one of her breasts and immediately knew something wasn’t right. The Numurkah single mum of two teen boys went straight to her GP to investigate and got sent for a mammogram, an ultrasound and a biopsy. On September

Celebrating our allied health professionals

Allied health professionals are an integral and valued part of the health care team. They work across the health and social care sectors and cover a wide range of patient care aspects. Allied Health Professionals Day is an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the work they love doing and their contribution to the health and

Vaccinations are an early Christmas present

The leadup to the holiday and party season is a great time to get vaccinated to avoid getting sick and missing out on events or spending time with friends and family. Goulburn Valley Public Health’s Unit‘s Jabba the Bus and our pop-up clinics offer a number of vaccinations suitable for a variety of age and

Looking back on October

The middle of October brought flooding across Shepparton, Rushworth, Tatura and beyond, which placed extra stress on our staff and health services. Some were isolated and unable to leave their homes, while others unfortunately had property damage due to floodwaters. However, our GV Health family banded together to ensure our essential services could stay running

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