As many of you would be aware, the Old Nurses Home (60 McCrae Street) is due to be demolished in October. To celebrate the history of the building and acknowledge the many and wonderful staff that resided there over 44 years. SHDH will be hosting the “Old Nurses Home Celebration Event– The End of an Era” on Wednesday 28th September and you’re invited!!

Afternoon tea will be provided along with a brief history of the nursing home, a ED Redevelopment Project update and the opportunity to meet and chat with our Board of Directors. Stories will be told and memorabilia shared to ensure the nurses home receives the farewell it deserves and we look forward to seeing you there!

No need to RVSP- just turn up on the day! Comment below though if you plan on attending and make sure you tag your friends!

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As many of you would be aware, the Old Nurses Home (60 McCrae Street) is due to be demolished in October. To celebrate the history of the building and acknowledge the many and wonderful staff that resided there over 44 years. SHDH will be hosting the “Old Nurses Home Celebration Event– The End of an Era” on Wednesday 28th September and you’re invited!!

Afternoon tea will be provided along with a brief history of the nursing home, a ED Redevelopment Project update and the opportunity to meet and chat with our Board of Directors. Stories will be told and memorabilia shared to ensure the nurses home receives the farewell it deserves and we look forward to seeing you there!

No need to RVSP- just turn up on the day! Comment below though if you plan on attending and make sure you tag your friends!

NAIDOC week brings an opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. At SHDH we are absolute in our determination to improve the health and well-being of the First Nations community we serve. In doing so, we are committed to providing a welcoming and culturally inclusive environment for the local community across our entire health service. In line with this years theme, we pledge to Get Up, Stand Up and Show Up for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across all generations and we hope you can join us in doing the same… #NaidocWeek2022

We are currently seeking interest from community members to be involved in our Governance Board Sub-Committees.

By participating in a committee you can help us continually improve the way we deliver care and be involved in decisions that can have a positive impact across our region.

We are currently seeking consumer representatives for our:
• Corporate Governance Sub-Committee
• Clinical Governance Sub-Committee

The Corporate Governance Sub-Committee meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday and its role is to monitor and
oversee the Health Service’s financial performance and financial reporting processes including the annual financial
statements, financial snapshot, risk management practices and internal auditing.

The Clinical Governance Sub-Committee meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday (alternative months to the Corporate Governance) and its role is to monitor and oversee the quality of care and services and reduce clinical risk by means of specific recommendations to the Board and to review, monitor and oversee the Clinical Governance Framework and various quality and related activities.

• Out-of-pocket expenses for items such as travel and child care will be reimbursed.
• Meetings can be attended virtually through a secure video conferencing platform.
• Meeting duration is no longer than 1.5 hours.
• A comprehensive orientation and introduction into the public health care system and ongoing support will be
provided.

If you are interested in helping us achieve connected care and best experience please express your interest in joining one of these committees, along with any relevant qualifications, to the Chief Executive Officer, Peter Abraham, by email to ceo.office@shdh.org.au. For more information you can also call 5033 9317.

A free community session is being hosted by Ian Braeur, President of the Lion’s Club at Nyah West

Date – Wednesday 23 June 2021

Time – 1.30-3.30pm

Venue – Nyah Community Hall

Free afternoon tea will be provided by representatives from the local CWA and neighbouring Tytynder CWA

To register call Ian on 0448151514

The Primary Health Medical Centre are pleased to announce the arrival of their new Automated Total Body Mapping machine (high-tech FotoFinder system).

This allows for full body photographic records that are available for comparison at a later date such that changes to skin lesions are detected early.  The system also uses revolutionary artificial intelligence technology to assist detection and augment diagnosis.

Why should I see a Dr ?

It is the most common form of cancer.  The good news:  skin cancer is in general both easy to identify and – in the early stages – easy to treat.  Early detection minimizes the severity of the disease.  For this reason, you should let a doctor check you regularly.

Am I a high-risk patient?

If you can answer ‘Yes” to any of these questions, please make an appointment.

  • Do you have fa light skin type that is sensitive to the sun?
  • Do you have a lot of pigmentation marks?
  • Do you have large congenital pigmentation marks?
  • Do you have atypical birthmarks or those that have recently changed?
  • Did you get sunburn as a child or teenager?
  • Have you already developed skin cancer yourself?
  • Are you regularly exposed to strong sunlight?

For more information or make an appointment contact the Primary Health Medical Centre on Ph: 03 5033 9900

Swan Hill District Health provides a number of services in the area of cancer care; our care is designed to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for patient and families with a greater focus on overall care including physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.  We have a team of visiting Medical Oncologists from the Bendigo Cancer Centre that come to Swan Hill once a month to provide face to face services for their clients without the concern of having to travel.  Whilst your care may not be under the Bendigo Cancer Centre we also have a number of other services to assist cancer patients and there families in the Swan Hill region.

Chemotherapy

Staffed by specialist chemotherapy nurses, under the guidance of Bendigo Cancer Centre oncologist’s. Available from Tuesday—Friday.

Telehealth Oncology

Along side the monthly oncology visit we also provide monthly telehealth session between client/family oncologist and chemotherapy nurses.

McGrath Breast Care Nursing Services

Service managed by a specialist breast care nurse. Provides supportive care for clients and families following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Available Monday to Thursday with alternate Tuesdays.

Cancer Care Coordinator

Provides supportive care for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. There as a support, advocate and contact for patients and families, when diagnosed with cancer. Available Tuesday – Thursday.

Lymphoedema Services

Run by a lymphodema trained physiotherapist where patients are provided with education and management advice for those people with or at risk of lymphedema.

Oncology Exercise Group

Offered to patients undergoing cancer treatment or within 12 months of completing.  Appropriate exercise has shown to help manage some common side effects of fatigue, loss of muscle mass, speed up recovery and to improve your quality of life.  Available Monday and Wednesday.

Wig Service

Swan Hill District Health is the lead agency for the coordination of the vital local Wig Service.  A local hairdresser will work with you to help choose, order and fit your wig.

Allied Health

We have a number of allied health services that can also assist you throughout your treatment including physiotherapy, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, dietitians, speech pathologists, social work and counselling.

Advance Care Planning

Enable you to share with your family, doctor and those close to you, your preferences, beliefs and values in regards to your future healthcare. Available Fridays

Palliative Care

Is specialised care and support provided in the community for someone living with a life threatening or life limiting illness. It is designed to improve quality of life for clients, their families and caregivers.

We offer services for prevention via community education and clinical services for National screening programs such as the Cervical Screening Test.

Cancer patients can receive support and treatment from our medical and multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimal care within the Swan Hill region.

For enquiries on any of these services, please contact:

Cancer Care Coordinator

Tuesday – Thursday

60 McCrae Street, Swan Hill

Phone: (03) 5033 9201

Or go to our Cancer Services page

Swan Hill District Health Board Chair, Andrew Gilchrist has officially launched the Swan Hill District Health Strategic Plan 2021-2024 on behalf of the Board of Directors.

The new plan is titled ‘Leading with Purpose’ and has four key overarching strategies:

1. Delivering services that make a positive difference

2. Building a leading culture

3. Working together for improved performance

4. Creating environments for individuals to thrive

The Board of Directors, Executive team and staff at SHDH strongly believe that  Leading With Purpose Strategic Plan 2021-2024 will produce a range of benefits to our those who seek care from us and their families, staff, partners and community.

According to Mr Gilchrist, the next three years of this plan will see SHDH stepping up its role as a community and regional health service leader to enable better health experiences and outcomes for the community.

SHDH will continue to advocate for improved infrastructure and facilities, to upgrade and redevelop our buildings and infrastructure to ensure better access to safe, quality health care now and well into the future.

The Board of Directors are excited by the possibilities that lay ahead as they embark on this ambitious plan.