Last day of study

Nurses

The CGH graduate nurses enjoyed their last study day on Tuesday 25 July with a variety of experiences.

In the morning, they participated in debrief then each presented their ‘Best Practices’.

A two-hour workshop on Stoma Therapy was presented by CGH Wound Consultant and Stoma, Therapist, Ann Payne, in the afternoon.

The graduates learnt about the different types of stomas, why the patient might have one and how to effectively manage a stoma.

They also participated in a simulated life experience practical session where they measured their own stoma and positioned the stoma bag. This experience enables better understanding, empathy, and promotes patient centred care.

Pictured above are, back row: Bronte Kenny, Emma Masters, Caitlin Edey, Maigan Wallis, Jane Anderson, Alexandra Galea, Stephen Barker, Emily McLennan, Uwa Imhagwe. Front row: Fenella Purdon, Lauren Borg, Abbey Davidson, Ann Payne. Absent: Annie Deering

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Art and dominos

Stretton Park residents have been enjoying everything from viewing art to playing dominos recently.

Residents are pictured, clockwise from top left, enjoying Stretton Park’s High Tea in honour of Aged Care Week on 17 August, having fun at The Great Chase day out at the Sale Greyhounds on 24 August and enjoying a friendly dominos competition held at McDonald Wing (MDH) on 22 August.

 

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Boost for Stretton Park Project

 Fundraising for the Stretton Park Redevelopment Project has now reached more than $40,000, thanks to three recent donations.

 Maffra Lions Club donated $2,000 from its Fun Run and Bike Ride held earlier this year, Maffra RSL $500 from its bingo and donation pool and the Maffra Lioness Club, $2000 from its annual raffle and street stall.

 Stretton Park Chair, Phill Clifford, thanked the three groups, saying every donation was important to the appeal.

 “We appreciate the hard work that goes into every fundraising effort and we are grateful to the community for supporting our fundraising for the project which is essential and will be continuing for the life of the project,” Mr Clifford said.

 Stretton Park Hostel will engage an architect to prepare detailed plans and tender documents for the $6 million for stage of the project.

Pictured clockwise from top left are (from left) President Maffra Lions Club Geoff Higgins, Stretton Park Board member Sue Lawrence and Director of Residential Aged Care Central Gippsland Health, Paul Head; from left Maffra RSL President Tobin Scott, Stretton Park Board member Sue Lawrence, President RSL Women’s Auxiliary Ann Fry, Maffra RSL Bingo Coordinator Kay Scott and Director of Residential Aged Care Central Gippsland Health, Paul Head; and from left Maffra Lioness Secretary Ruth Ralph, Stretton Park Board member Sue Lawrence, Director of Residential Aged Care Central Gippsland Health Paul Head and President Maffra Lioness Club Sue Clifford.

 

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New TV popular with residents

Residents in the McDonald Wing Residential Aged Care are enjoying watching a new large touch screen television, thanks to the generosity of the Maffra Hospital Ladies Auxiliary in conjunction with the Maffra Lions and Lioness clubs.

The television/computer screen connects the residents with the rest of the world. The television, which is connected to a laptop at the rear, enables residents to Skype with their families and friends all over the world with a large screen for picture.

It can also be used for social inclusion activities. The touch screen interface allows up to six residents to be using it at one time for jigsaw puzzles and other board games.

The residents have also used it to stream sporting events such as Wimbledon and the cycling.

 

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Stretton Park activities

Stretton Park residents have been enjoying everything from viewing art to playing dominos recently.

To see some photos of their activities, go to …

 

Photo 1: A resident enjoying The Kenneth Jack View at the Gippsland Art Gallery on the 25th of August.

 

Photo 2: Residents enjoying Stretton Park’s High Tea in honour of Aged Care Week on the 17th of August.

 

Photo 3: Residents enjoying The Great Chase day out at the Sale Greyhounds on the 24th of August.

 

Photo 4: Two Stretton Park residents enjoying a friendly Dominos competition held at McDonald Wing (MDH) on the 22nd of August.

 

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Listen to our history

Some preliminary recordings from the CGH Oral history project were made available at the Sale Hospital 150th Anniversary open day.

Selected snippets from past CCU nurses Ann Synan, Nancy Byrne and Glenys Ruff, Environmental staff Julie Hocken, Pam Phillips and Peter Stares, Medical Imaging staff (past and present) Michael Coleman, Marshall Thompson and Megan Stewart as well as stories from Dr Rob Ziffer proved a popular part of the History Hub at the open day.

Stories of nursing in the old hospital and CCU unit, tales of Dr Clay Willington, yarns from environmental staff and anecdotes from Dr Ziffer all form part of this presentation.

The presentation has been placed into the CGH Intranet so staff can listen to these interesting and amusing tales.

The oral history project is ongoing and more past and present staff interviews are planned to be recorded by Gerard Callinan from Gippsland Oral History) over the next few months. If you are interested in having your stories recorded, contact Helen Ried (Library) or Margot Medew (Quality Department).

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Mayor opens Oncology Unit

Oncology pic

The CGH Oncology Unit was officially opened by Mayor of Wellington Shire, Cr Carolyn Crossley.

 Cr Crossley congratulated CGH on the project and praised the fundraising efforts by the community as well as staff.

 “This expanded unit is making such a difference to the lives of so many people in our region,” she told the large crowd who attended.

 Among the guests, welcomed by CGH Chair, Glenn Stagg, were former Chair John Sullivan, former CEO Peter Craighead, representatives from local community groups, auxiliaries and major donors.

Pictured above on the day are Oncology staff Jessica Tatterson, Tammy Shingles, Dr Sachin Joshi, Lynda Langskaill, Denise McMillan, Patricia Minter, Loretta Phelan and  Jennifer Dennett (at front).

 

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