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Don't wait to take action on your diabetes


At the age of 30, Tony Saggio was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Tony was told he could fix it with changes to his diet and lifestyle alongside some tablets.

But at such a young age, Tony decided it wasn’t something he needed to worry about.

It wasn’t until he had to undergo quadruple bypass surgery that he decided it was time to do something about his diabetes and visit the GV Health Diabetes Centre. 


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Now open: Priority Primary Care Centre

A new Priority Primary Care Centre (PPCC) has now opened in Shepparton, operated by Shepparton Medical Centre in partnership with GV Health. The PPCC is located at 49 Graham Street and provides urgent care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. For more information, including opening hours, visit http://shepmed.mthc.com.au/ppcc/

New clinic means more access for local patients

  Joy Findlow considers herself lucky. Not just because a routine blood donation means she is here today to speak about her heart condition journey, but also because of the support she has received from the people around her, her GP and the success of her treatment at Goulburn Valley Health. “I went to donate

Exciting Changes for Maternity Services

GV Health is proud to announce a range of exciting changes for its maternity services, including upgraded facilities, accommodation for partners to stay during the postnatal period, improved continuity of care and provision for future water birth and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services. In 2022 GV Health’s maternity team undertook a period of community consultation

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Before February 2021, Jennifer Mordaunt would have described herself as healthy and having never really been sick. That was before she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer – Australia’s deadliest female cancer with no early detection test and symptoms similar to those women may encounter day-to-day. Teal Ribbon Day on February 23 is part

Specialist Women’s Mental Health Service opens in Shepparton

The first milestone in the establishment of a unique Victorian women’s mental health service has been reached with the opening of in-patient and at-home support for women and those who identify as women in the Goulburn Valley area. Alfred Health, Goulburn Valley Health and Ramsay Health Care have partnered to deliver the first of its

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

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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