Category Archives: News

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. Former Tristar Mildura patients can call the Mildura Helpline on 1800 191 663 between 8am-4pm, seven days. Once a nurse has assessed symptoms, people may be eligible…
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Aged care finders

  The aged care system is complex and some people find it more difficult than others to navigate and access the services they need. Aged care finders will deliver intensive support to help clients with special needs, understand and access aged care and connect with other relevant supports in the community through: undertaking assertive outreach…
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Doctors in Secondary Schools program vacancy

                    The Doctors in Secondary Schools program is now recruiting in our region. The program ensures students have quality and accessible primary care onsite at 100 Victorian schools. There is a current local vacancy at Seymour College. If you are a GP, nurse or general practice…
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New strategic roadmap for Murray PHN

Murray PHN is pleased to release its new Strategic Plan, which puts a renewed focus on prevention and early intervention, managing complex care in the community and targeting sustainable rural health care. We thank everyone - community members, health practitioners, advisory councils and regional health services - who all helped to develop this plan, enabling us to more clearly describe the challenges and…
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Get involved in rural research: Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra regions

Murray PHN, Boort District Health, Inglewood & Districts Health Services, East Wimmera Health Services and Northern District Community Health are working together to address health system and workforce issues in the Mallee. As part of the Sustainable Rural Health Project, health and medical professionals working in the Buloke, Loddon and Gannawarra regions, are now invited…
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General practice investment and aged care funding opportunities

Murray PHN held forums in late June for general practice staff, residential aged care facilities and other aged care services or organisations that provide care to underserviced and hard-to-reach populations who need to access services through My Aged Care, to discuss new strategies relating to aged care both in and outside of residential aged care…
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Carer’s wellbeing forum in Cobram

Carer's wellbeing forum in Cobram Are you caring for an older person at home? Unpaid carers of older people and community members living in the Goulburn Valley region are invited to this free information session, discussion and morning tea to learn about carer support services. Click here to find out more.
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Opportunity for nurses new to general practice

APNA Transition to Practice Program Supporting nurses who work in general practice can drive efficiencies and strengthen team-based care. Thank you to everyone who applied. Applications closed on 10 July 2022. For enquiries, contact educationandnetworks@murrayphn.org.au Murray PHN will fund eight nurses who are new to general practice to complete APNA’s 12-month Transition to Practice Program…
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New winter vaccination campaign

Murray PHN has developed a free campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19. Health services, local organisations and community groups are invited to share the campaign, available free to download by clicking here.
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