Category Archives: News

New Murray Health Report on healthy ageing in our region

The Murray PHN region, which spans 100,000 sq km and has a population of 650,000, is getting older, with a quarter of its residents projected to be aged over 65 by 2030. We hope that the newest Murray Health Report: Healthy Ageing in our Region will give readers an insight into the challenges that our…
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Vaccinate for protection against the flu

Make sure you're protected this flu season The combination of Influenza and COVID-19 could be life threatening, especially for vulnerable people. Vaccinating against the flu protects and saves lives. It is free to eligible groups from April and can now be administered on the same day as a COVID vaccine. Click here to learn more…
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General practice mentorship opportunity

As part of Murray PHN’s General Practice Investment Strategy, several local practices have implemented new or enhanced models of care coordination. To help strengthen networks, build capacity and streamline efficiencies across the region, funded general practices will share their learnings through mentorships commencing from April 2022. If your practice is interested in learning more about…
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Japanese Encephalitis Virus

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) has recently been declared a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance. JEV is a rare but potentially serious infection that can be spread to humans and animals by mosquitoes. The virus cannot be transmitted between humans and cannot be caught by eating pork products. Areas of concern Current local areas of concern include: Greater Bendigo, Campaspe,…
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New Psychosocial Recovery Services

Murray PHN is investing $4.8 million across our region to help people living with severe mental illness and their carers. This investment follows the Commonwealth Government’s decision to combine three separate funding streams into one Psychosocial Recovery Services Program and begins 17 January 2022. Click here to read more.
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Releasing our 2021 Report to the Community

Murray PHN is pleased to release its sixth Report to the Community, which this year looks at the company’s wide-ranging activity in primary health care. To bring the work of Murray PHN and its partners to life, this year's report speaks with Dominic Sandilands, Melanie Molluso, Kim Ching, Kathryn Cunning, Posao ‘Nido’ Taveesupmai, Rachel Pritchard,…
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COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched

COVID-19 vaccination is a personal choice and Murray PHN believes there are many reasons to choose to vaccinate. So recently, we began our “It starts with you” campaign. Choosing to vaccinate protects you, and the people who are important to you. It also contributes to the community effort that will have us enjoying the things…
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Free helpline for Victorian health services

Victorian health services – Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, general practice and pharmacy - can now access a free infection prevention helpline to help them keep their patients and staff safe. The helpline is manned by registered nurses from the Australian Primary Health Nurses Association, and is available by calling 1800 312 968 between 9am-5pm…
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Mental health in our region

We hear regularly in the media about the physical and mental health challenges faced by people across Australia. But health outcomes can be very different for people living in regional and rural areas than they are for people living in cities. Murray PHN is pleased to publish the first edition of its Murray Health Report,…
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