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National Advance Care Planning Week 2023

The time is now National Advance Care Planning Week (20-26 March) is an annual initiative aimed to encourage us to talk about what matters most, regardless of age or health status, to make our future healthcare preferences known. Advance care planning (find more information here) is a heartfelt conversation and a personal statement that goes…
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Urgent Care Clinics EOI now open

Urgent Care Clinics EOI now open The Australian Government is funding 50 GP-led Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) across Australia that will ease pressure on hospitals and give families more options to see a healthcare professional when they have an urgent, but not life-threatening, need for care and are unable to access their usual GP…
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Flood wellbeing and resilience grants

Flood wellbeing and resilience grants Since last year's floods, many people have been dealing with difficult memories and hardship by drawing on their own strengths, as well as the support of others to gradually rebuild their lives and achieve a sense of wellbeing again. If you are in the recovery process after the 2022 floods,…
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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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