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Oncology information night a success

Last Tuesday 30 May, local GPs attended an Oncology information night at the Shepparton campus, including a tour of the Peter Copulos Cancer and Wellness Centre. Presentations detailed the early referral pathway to the rapid access lung clinic, treatment options and services provided by GV Health. It was a great night of collaboration between GPs

Warming tiny hearts

Tonietta Mackin, a woman with a heart as warm as the garments she makes, has become a shining light for families of small and premature newborn babies born at Goulburn Valley Health. In 2021, Mrs Mackin’s granddaughter was born small — too small for any newborn-sized clothing pieces, which sparked the idea of knitting beanies

Bowls club donates $2750 to hospital, aged care facility

Tatura Bowls Club has once again demonstrated its compassion and community spirit by donating $2750 to Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility. This gesture of goodwill follows the club’s highly anticipated annual bowls tournament, which not only brought together skilled bowlers but also served as a platform to rally support for the local health

Boost for GV nurses

The Rotary Club of Shepparton Central’s annual golf day, which was held in February, was a huge success. The charity event brought golf enthusiasts and passionate community members together to raise money for post-graduate nursing scholarships at Goulburn Valley Health. As a result of overwhelming support, the event raised an impressive $30,000 to fund six

Young doctor receives Dr Michael Kamenjarin award

A young and ambitious doctor, Dr Kadison Michel embodies the true essence of dedication and hard work. With a passion for rural medicine, Dr Michel has gained a reputation as a supportive mentor and colleague at Goulburn Valley Health. It is these qualities that have seen him become the recipient of the 2023 Michael Kamenjarin

Friday 5 May is International Day of The Midwife

This International Day of the Midwife, we say thank you to our dedicated team of nurses and midwives at GV Health for their ongoing commitment to high quality midwifery care, skill, and compassion they provide to women and their families.

24-30 April is World Immunisation Week

The goal of World Immunisation Week is for more children, adults and their communities to get protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, allowing them to live happier, healthier lives.

PACER a strong collaboration helping those in need

A SHINING EXAMPLE OF HOW ORGANISATIONS CAN COME TOGETHER TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLBEING, AN UNLIKELY DUO HAS TEAMED UP TO TREAT MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THE GOULBURN VALLEY REGION. The Shepparton Police and Clinician Emergency Response unit (PACER) is a unique initiative that has been established to assist the community in dealing with mental

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

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

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