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General practice investment opportunities now open

Funding is now available through Murray PHN's General Practice Investment Strategy to support people living with chronic disease in our communities. Local general practices, including medical services in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, can apply for up to $100,000 to implement or embed new models of chronic disease and/or complex care coordination. The $1m funding…
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Primary health networks welcome audit

Primary health networks welcome audit 1 March 2024 The Victorian and Tasmanian Primary Health Network Alliance (VTPHNA) welcomes the Australian National Audit Office’s report into the effectiveness of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care’s performance management of primary health networks (PHNs). The audit examined the Department’s compliance and assurance arrangements, performance measurement…
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COVID-19 preparedness

COVID-19 preparedness Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions are more likely to develop…
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Releasing our 2022 Report to the Community

Murray PHN is pleased to present its seventh Report to the Community, which this year examines our wide-ranging activity in primary healthcare, including workforce challenges and innovative projects to increase the mental health and resilience of people living in aged care homes, and in our 2019-20 bushfire affected areas. Continuing challenges have included the impact of recent flood events,…
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New project addresses palliative care needs across region

Death remains a taboo topic and is surrounded by fear, denial and removed or sterilised from discussion on a daily basis1. Australians are living longer due to advances in medical technology, but are still dying in their least preferred places; most at hospitals (54%), residential care (32%), with only few (14%) dying comfortably at home2.…
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Information and support for former Mildura Tristar patients

Accessing information and support in Mildura A dedicated and short-term helpline was established on Wednesday 7 September to assist former Tristar Mildura patients with care advice and information. The Mildura Helpline is now closed. People can continue to seek advice from the 24/7 Nurse on Call service by calling 1300 60 60 24. Local general…
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