Category Archives: News

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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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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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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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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Japanese Encephalitis Virus

Japanese encephalitis virus Vaccination eligibility The Victorian and NSW governments have announced expanded eligibility criteria* for JE vaccination which is free and recommended for: In Victoria, JE vaccine is available free-of-charge for people aged two months or older who live or routinely work in any of the following high-risk local government areas of Benalla, Buloke, Campaspe,…
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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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