Monthly Archives: August 2016

Laughter the best medicine

Learn to read the signs Geoff had six children and was very proud of his achievement. He was so proud of himself that for years he called his wife, Anita, “Mother of Six,” in spite of her regular objections. One … Continue reading

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Patient Opinion launch

Central Gippsland Health Service is launching ‘Patient Opinion’ this Friday, a national platform that gives consumers an opportunity to help improve patient care. Community engagement and transparency in its operation are key priorities for CGHS which already has a range … Continue reading

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Stoma support group

CGHS Stomal Therapy Nurse, Ann Payne, is organising a support meeting for people with a stoma. A stoma is a surgically created opening to expel bodily wastes and comes from the Greek word for ‘opening’. Ann said the stoma could … Continue reading

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Needle fitpack trial

CGHS is starting a 12 month trial of a free 24 hour vending machine that dispenses “5 needle fitpacks”. CGHS Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) Project Officer, Glenn Strike, said the primary aims were to promote harm reduction and reduce … Continue reading

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Child safe standards

The Victorian Government has introduced child safe standards to improve the way organisations providing services for children prevent and respond to child abuse that may occur within their organisation. The standards are compulsory for all organisations providing services to children, … Continue reading

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Free QUIT course

CGHS is offering all staff a free eight-week QUIT smoking course from October 4. The course is an initiative that results from the service’s participation in the Healthy Victoria Achievement program. To be recognised for this health priority area, workplaces … Continue reading

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Magical mystery tour

Residents of Stretton Park in Maffra were given a treat recently by the Maffra Lions Club . Club members took a group of residents from the aged care hostel on a mystery bus tour of the district. Lion Harry Higgins … Continue reading

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