Media Releases

Media Releases

Media Releases

Current Vacancies

Swan Hill District Health - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dental NurseLead Dental Officer,  SMO/GP Proceduralist for ED, Anaesthetics and GP Clinic work, Enrolled Nurse - Casuals.

 

See employment page for further details.

Youth Arts Festival Ambassador 2017 (Volunteer)

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and interested in volunteering for a youth leadership role?

Read more about the Swan Hill Youth Arts Festival Ambassador 2017 position here, including the Expression of Interest Application Form.

 

2017 Golf & Bowls Day Results

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, May 11, 2017

The annual Swan Hill District Health Golf and Bowls Day held at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club on Thursday 4th May raised approximately $10,600. A total of 66 people registered for Bowls and 86 for golf.

Funds raised will purchase three new beds for the Acute Ward.

Over the past 15 years this fundraising day has raised approximately $171,000, which has enabled the purchase of much needed medical equipment and items to ensure a more comfortable hospital stay for the community.

The major sponsors for the event included: ACE Radio Broadcasters, ANZ Bank, Bank Australia, Bendigo Radiology, EML, Hovendens Plaster, Origin Energy, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club, Murray Valley Technology Centre, NAB, Swan Hill Wholesalers, Thomas Day Catering, Tripodi and Taverna Fruiters.

The winner of the gas heater raffle was Lindsay Ryan.

Winners of the Golf were: Dallas Free, Andrew Abbott, Lea Johnson, Les McPhee.

Winners of the Bowls were: W. Pearson, G. Seton-Stewart, D. Thomas.

Swan Hill District Health would like to thank all their sponsors, volunteers and Murray Downs Golf and Country Club for making this day once again successful fundraising event.

Vidoe of photos from the day can be found https://youtu.be/5pXp8zBM6DI

 

Golf and Bowls Day - 4th May 2017

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, March 16, 2017

SAVE THE DATE  

Our annual Golf & Bowls Day will be held on Thursday, 4th May.

Click here for details and how to become a minor or major sponsor.


New Sub Acute Services

Swan Hill District Health - Friday, March 10, 2017

Swan Hill District Health is pleased to announce that the submission sent to the Department of Health and Human Services (Regional Health Infrastructure Fund) has been successful. We will receive $2,660,000 to establish level 2 inpatient subacute services

The initial bed configuration will comprise of:

  • Three Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) beds –(comprehensive multidisciplinary management of elderly patients with a range of geriatric medical problems and complex care needs).
  • Three General Rehabilitation beds – (patients will be able to access rehabilitation services in Swan Hill instead of travelling to another hospital for inpatient rehab services)
  • Two Palliative (Hospice) care beds – (Palliative care is care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is optimisation of the quality of life of a patient with an active and advanced life-limiting illness.
  • Six Transition Care Program Beds – Currently available at SHDH but will be relocated. (Transition care is for older people who have been in hospital, but need more help to recover and time to make a decision about the best place for them to live in the longer term)
  • Plus a therapy area.

Benefits to patients and the community are:

  • Able to transfer patients from the acute setting at the time that they need subacute care and thereby maximising the patient’s chances of restorative functionality.
  • Able to admit patients who present to Emergency that are suitable for sub-acute care without being admitted to the acute ward.
  • Able to provide for a better planned seamless service from acute to inpatient sub-acute, and community rehabilitation.
  • Enable access to specialist medical rehabilitation and geriatrician services on-site and by telehealth connection on a regular basis from Bendigo Health.

Building works documentation is well advanced however this will require review prior to any tender release. A timeframe for the project will be now be developed. The new facility will be located in the first floor above our Primary Care Medical Centre which was previously the old Aged Care building.

Swan Hill District Health would like to express their thanks to the Swan Hill Community led by the Hospice Committee for the high level of community determination to this successful outcome.

 

Game On, Men's Night

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, March 02, 2017

Come along to the Game On, Men's Night, on Tuesday 28th March at Swan Hill Town Hall. Danny Frawley will talk about his AFL career, Dr Ian Murphy about health, and local men about their cancer journey. Further details here.

Eat.Move.Smile. Community News Feb 2017

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Read our latest community newsletter here, including news about our upcoming Men's Health Event!

Survive the Heat

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, February 09, 2017
Survive the Heat

Extreme heat forecast today! Heat kills more Australians than any other disaster. If you’re feeling unwell see your doctor or call NURSE_ON_CALL on 1300 60 60 24. In an emergency, call 000.

Australia's Healthy Weight Week

Swan Hill District Health - Wednesday, February 08, 2017


Swan Hill District Health's Dietetics Department is hosting some fun activities during Australia's Healthy Weight Week, Feb 13-19, 2017.

Join a supermarket tour lead by one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians at either

  • Coles (Wednesday Feb 15 at 5.30pm) or 
  • Woolworths (Thursday Feb 16 at 2pm), bookings essential, phone 5033 9337.

Enter a fruit & vegetable or physical activity challenge or both! see entry form here.

Find a few mates and enter the March Move More Challenge and be in the running to win a prize worth $200 by walking or running at our beautiful Riverside Park each Wednesday for the month, see details here

For more details on events, download the AHWW activities flyer.

Learn more about our Dietetics team here, we can support your with individually tailored dietary advice.

Eat.Move.Smile. Community News Dec 2016

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, December 15, 2016

Read our latest Health Promotion and Rural Outreach Program newsletter here.


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