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Read our last edition of Eat.Move.Smile. Community News for 2017, see here.
We are conducting a consultation with mums on the topic of breastfeeding support in our area. All opinions and perspectives are really important to us regardless of your breastfeeding experience. Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey which you can access here: Breastfeeding Survey
Appointment to Swan Hill District Health
The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions at Swan Hill District Health with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2018.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring every Victorian receives safe and high quality healthcare. Applicants must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.
These positions provide an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced persons to contribute and provide high level advice on the delivery of public health care to the Victorian community.
The Victorian Government has also committed to ensuring government boards and committees broadly mirror the diversity present in Victoria's communities. This includes appropriate representation of women, regional Victorians, Aboriginal people, young Victorians, Victoria’s culturally diverse community, the LGBTI community and Victorians living with a disability.
How to apply:
All applications will be received online by the Department of Health and Human Services, Loddon Mallee Region by visiting www.health.vic.gov.au/governance
Applications close on Monday, 6th November, 2017 @ 5.00pm.
Please contact E.C. (Ted) Rayment, CEO or Mrs. Roey Bice, Executive Assistant on (03) 50339221.
The Swan Hill District Health 2016-2019 Strategic Plan includes: To “Develop our workforce to ensure safe and sustainable health services”.
To address the Strategic Plan, Swan Hill District Health has implemented the following strategies to sustain our health services by:
- Creating a Medical Services Division
- Establishing a Primary Health Medical Centre (Medical Clinic) to attract and train our required medical staff for hospital cover.
- Partnership with Monash University as a training facility for Fourth year medical students
- Partnering with Bendigo Health and Echuca Regional Health to improve GP physician and GP proceduralist training opportunities in the Loddon Mallee region
- Established Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) Postgraduate GP Registrar Training Program through the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
- Contracting visiting doctors for Emergency Department, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia to fill in gaps due to Medical Professional shortages
There are increased medical costs for a number of years while our investment in strengthening our capacity to train future medical staff takes effect. Patient safety and access to local services is our priority and we will work with other health services to meet this challenge.
Monash Medical Students pictured with Dr Ernan Hession
Four new beds for the Acute Ward have arrived thanks to the proceeds from this year’s SHDH Golf and Bowls Day that was held on the 4th May at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club (MDGCC).
The new beds and mattresses were purchased to improve patient comfort and assist with staff Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
Murray Downs Golf and Country Club contributed a $4,000 allocation towards the new beds and acess to their facilities for the SHDH Golf and Bowls Day, which was greatly appreciated.
Next year’s Golf and Bowls day will be held on the 22nd February 2018.
Pictured: Ted Rayment (CEO SHDH), Gary Slater (Secretary MDGCC), Bill Gurnett (President MDGCC) and James Jewell.
The Counselling Department will be running a Standard Mental Health First Aid Training Course on October 18th & 19th, 2017.
Venue: Swan Hill District Health Education Centre – 62 McCrae Street
Times: 9am – 4pm each day
Cost: $120 – this includes morning and afternoon tea and the Fourth Edition Manual
LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED – Lunch Break 12 – 1pm
Numbers are limited to 15
RSVP – 11/10/17
More information and Registration Form attached.
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