BHS News

How to protect yourself and others from bushfire smoke standard

With major cities across Australia choking on thick clouds of hazardous smoke, an expert from The Australian National University (ANU) has released freely accessible new factsheets on how to best protect yourself from bushfire smoke. The factsheets have been developed by leading air quality and health expert Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis from the ANU Research School of Population ...

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Masks available at BHS standard

Masks available at BHS If you are struggling with the poor air quality due to smoke from the bushfires, you can get a disposable P2 mask from reception at Beechworth Health Service during office hours (8.30am – 5.00pm) on weekdays and urgent care on the weekend. These masks have been provided by the Department of Health and there is a limited supply in large and small sizes. Please follow the guidelines for the use of the face masks that will be provided when you collect them. If you have a pre-existing heart or lung condition, you should seek medical advice before using a face mask. For information and advice on the use of P2 and N95 face masks in ...

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North East Bushfires and Air Quality standard

With the current North East bushfire situation and air quality, BHS has made some modifications to our community based programs, all participants have been notified. It is business as usual for the Urgent Care Centre, Acute Unit, Community Health and Residential Aged Care facility. In the event of a bushfire, BHS will implement our emergency management plan. In the event of a bushfire, community members should follow the advice of the emergency services. The Vic Emergency website is the most reliable source of information. https://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/ Download the Vic Emergency app from the App Store or Google Play. Continue to listen to ABC Radio or ABC 24 on your television. We encourage ...

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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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