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COVID-19 preparedness

COVID-19 preparedness Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions are more likely to develop…
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Health Voices Survey Results | July 2023

After hours and digital health  In July 2023, Health Voices were asked to identify areas of concern and opportunities for improvement in after hours healthcare services and digital health needs in the community. This feedback is helping to build on the work of our 2022-2025 Health Needs Assessment. Living situation and housing security Of the…
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Health Voices Survey Results | May 2021

Mental health and wellbeing To coincide with the release of Murray PHN’s first Murray Health Report on mental health in May 2021, Murray Health Voices were asked how their mental health and wellbeing was faring throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Who we heard from Seventy-five per cent of participants were aged 51 years or older and…
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Health Voices Survey Results | June 2023

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs Health Voices were asked to share their ideas, needs and experiences of mental health and alcohol and other drugs in June 2023. This feedback is helping to build on the work of our 2022-2025 Health Needs Assessment. Respondents A range of Health Voices responded to this survey, including…
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Population Health Coordinator | Any location

0.8 FTE Fixed term until 28/02/2022 Salary range $87,576 - $95,776, plus generous salary packaging provisions available Albury, Bendigo, Mildura or Shepparton The Population Health Coordinator supports strategic population health planning activities that contextualise the evidence base and develops the population health profile across the Murray PHN catchment. For more information: Click here to download the…
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Health Voices Survey Results | October 2020

Murray PHN regularly speaks to local communities about the health issues that impact most on people’s lives. By identifying the health gaps and needs of our communities, we can work to address these issues and ensure that the primary health care system is as effective, efficient and equitable as possible for people living in the…
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Update on masks distributed

Update on masks distributed from the National Medical Stockpile 20 August 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray PHN has distributed more than 105,000 surgical and P2/N95 masks from the national medical stockpile, on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health. These masks are available for general practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, allied health and…
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Health Voices Survey Results | June 2020

What we heard about COVID-19 in June 2020 As we emerge from the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray PHN has spoken with our community to understand the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 created for people locally. While we were asking individuals to share their experiences, we also spoke with general practices about the…
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Health Voices Survey Results | March 2020

Through the summer of 2019-2020, our communities experienced extreme weather events from bushfires to floods. What was apparent throughout this devastating time however, was the opportunity for digital health solutions. To find more effective ways to work with communities and make it easier for health professionals to support us in a crisis situation, our Community…
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Commissioning Framework

Commissioning for outcomes Commissioning is a policy shift in thinking about how to build collaborative service systems in primary care. We know that change will happen when we focus simultaneously on patient experience, service system capability and underserviced populations in communities of greatest needs. Through its commissioning processes, Murray PHN works to understand the health…
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