Category Archives: News

Eye health grant opportunity for primary care

In 2021, it was estimated that almost 180,000 Victorians aged 40+ had vision loss. Murray PHN is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from general practices (including those in a community health or ACCHO setting), particularly those located in Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Loddon, Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie, Benalla, Moira, Murrindindi, Buloke and Mitchell local government areas, to participate in the Embedding…
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New report on Primary Healthcare Workforce

With increasing pressure on rural and regional health services, Murray PHN has released a detailed report on 24 November 2022, that looks at Primary Healthcare Workforce. Recent royal commissions and government inquiries have shown that Australia is facing issues with out-of-pocket costs, availability and equitable access to person-centred, integrated care, in particular in rural and…
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Priority Primary Care Centres

Priority Primary Care Centres The Victorian Government is funding 25 Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) across the state. Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are commissioning these clinics in their respective regions. The clinics will ease pressure on nearby hospital emergency departments. They will provide GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as mild infections, fractures…
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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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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 Rutherglen High School (2023). If you are a GP, nurse or…
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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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