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GV Health staff recognise R U OK? Day

Recently, GV Health staff joined one another in support for R U OK?DAY 2023. Staff members took the time for an ‘R U OK?’ conversation and listened to each other with an open mind, to ensure everyone felt supported and connected. The national day of action aims to serve as a reminder that every day

Women’s Health Week 2023

At Goulburn Valley Health we understand women’s health and the importance of having access to exceptional health services. We are committed to providing quality healthcare and our comprehensive women’s health services are there to help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

GV Health’s Children’s Allergy Clinic Officially Opens

Following a successful one-year pilot, Goulburn Valley (GV) Health has launched Victoria’s first public regional Children’s Allergy Clinic. The permanent service operating out of GV Health’s Graham Street campus aims to improve access to allergy management services for children in regional Victoria. GV Health’s Divisional Operations Director of Subacute and Ambulatory Care, Patricia Collier, said

Ingrid O’Brien awarded inaugural Mel Brown Nursing Memorial Gift

The achievements of Goulburn Valley Health nurse Ingrid O’Brien were celebrated this week when she was awarded the inaugural Mel Brown Nursing Memorial Gift in a ceremony that touched the hearts of all of those in attendance. The gift, established in honour of Mel Brown’s legacy, aims to recognise and support individuals such as Ms

Stay well this winter

Winter is here, and the Goulburn Valley Public Health Unit is urging the community to keep protecting themselves and their families from flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19. Now is not the time to be complacent, with cases of Influenza, COVID-19 and RSV continuing to be recorded across the Goulburn Valley region, particularly in

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. “I rejected it,” Tony said. “I was being hard-headed

“Incredibly rewarding” – Chasing a career in mental health

In a world that often shines its spotlight on bustling cities, Goulburn Valley Health’s Manager of Mental Health Triage, Lisa Scarff, decided to embark on a journey that not only transformed her career but also enriched her personal life. Relocating from the Northern Territory to the vibrant regional town of Shepparton in Victoria, Lisa discovered

GAP Year Program returns in 2023

After three successful years, the Goulburn Valley Health Gap Year Traineeship Program in partnership with GOTAFE has returned for 2023.   Five participants recently started the program and will complete courses in allied health assistance and health services assistance in nursing. Taking their first steps into the healthcare space at Goulburn Valley Health, a group

Dr Ravi Bhat recognised with AM

In recognition of his contributions to the field of psychiatry, Dr Ravi Bhat has been bestowed with the prestigious becoming a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the general division. It is in honour of his significant service to medicine, and to rural psychiatry. The divisional clinical director of mental health services at

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

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