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Appointments to the board of directors of Beechworth Health Service standard

The Minister for Health, the Hon Jenny Mikakos MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board directors/ positions on the Beechworth Health Service board commencing from 1 July 2020. Safe and high quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Applicants for board directorships must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications. These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the Victorian public with relevant experience and qualifications to contribute to the strategic leadership of public health care delivery to the community. The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome ...

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Dr. Meg Warren Scholarship standard

Local people taking up studies in health related disciplines at undergraduate or postgraduate levels are encouraged to apply for the Dr. Meg Warren Scholarship of Rural Health. This annual scholarship has been established conjointly by Beechworth Surgery and the Beechworth Health Service Board of Management in recognition of the contribution of Dr. Meg Warren to the delivery and advancement of rural health, most specifically in the Beechworth and surrounding districts over a period of more than 20 years. One Scholarship will be awarded annually on the competitive basis and will be available to all residents Beechworth and surrounding townships to undertake a course of study at recognized Australian Universities or other recognized tertiary education institutions in the following disciples: Audiology, Biomedicine, ...

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Victorian Rural Allied Health Award for BHS OT standard

Congratulations Kim! BHS staff member Kim Wright is the 2019 winner of the Victorian Rural Allied Health Professional Award. This award highlights Kim's passion for her work as an Occupational Therapist. The award also recognises Kim's achievement in embedding best practice for chronic disease management across BHS and her work to coordinate services for clients with complex healthcare ...

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Free events to learn more about mental health & community resilience – 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. standard

February 7th 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.    This was a traumatic and distressing event and the anniversary will be a significant date of remembrance for Victoria. It is likely to be a challenging time for many people. During this time your local health services will provide a number of FREE events for local people to learn more about: * Looking after your own mental health * How to support others to achieve their best possible mental health * Support services available locally Mental Health First Aid CourseFree transport available & catering provided RSVP for all courses to Beechworth Health Service – 03 57 280 200 Myrtleford Neighbourhood ...

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10th Anniversary 2009 Victorian Bushfires – your local Support Services standard

February 7, 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires. This is a significant date of remembrance for Victoria and may be a challenging time for many people across the state. During this time, and always, looking after ourselves, family, friends and neighbours is important. There are free of cost mental health, counselling and support services in our local area available to support people during this time and ongoing.  Gateway Health provides general and specialised counselling services, family violence and alcohol and other drug support. Call: (03) 5723 2000 for Wangaratta or (02) 6022 8888 for Wodonga. headspace Albury Wodonga provides a safe and confidential environment for young people aged 12- 25 and ...

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Heat Health/ Cool Relief Centres standard

Information for the website below and a copy of the media release with participating businesses for Cool relief Centres. Stay healthy in the heat – Extreme heat is dangerous Survive the heat with the following tips: Tips to survive the heat There are simple things you can do to stay safe in the heat: • Drink plenty of water - Take a bottle with you always. • Hot cars kill - never leave kids, adults or pets in hot cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes. • Keep cool - seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics. • ...

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