BHS News

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On behalf of the Board and staff of Beechworth Health Service we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. At a time when it may be easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas we have two initiatives that embody our values. We take great pride in our Community Christmas Lunch that takes place on Christmas Day. This event allows community members to come together and share in Christmas festivities at a time when they may be on their own. This can't take place without the assistance of others and we are privileged to have the support of our community and local businesses. Secondly, Stringybark Lodge, one of our residential units has introduced ...

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Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 20th November in the Function Room of Beechworth Health Service where over 50 people were entertained by our Guest Speaker, Juanita Bekinschtein. Juanita, who is an educator with Alzheimer's Australia (Vic) provided a comprehensive overview of the Montessori principles and how they can be introduced into an aged care environment to enhance the quality of life for residents. The annual awards for quality and excellence were also presented. Congratulations to Elizabeth Rogers a registered nurse in our Acute unit who won the Jan Webb Individual Award for Quality and Innovation. The group award was won by the Communication Access team, comprised of staff members and consumers. They won the award for their Communication ...

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Congratulations to Anna, her health promotion team and volunteers on coordinating an extremely successful Healthy Together Walk yesterday. More than 200 people took advantage of the beautiful Spring weather to participate in the activity designed to get kids (and their parents) moving. This underlines our commitment to the health of people of all ages in our community. More information can be found on our Facebook ...

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Dear Resident, Relative or Friend, In recent years we have sought feedback from residents living at Beechworth Health Service, their family and friends to help us make the living environment as comfortable, enjoyable, safe and home like as possible; as well as providing the best care. We need your advice and comments to learn about any unresolved issues and any fresh ideas you have that we can consider. Please click on the link to complete the survey.  Click  here Resident ...

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Beechworth Health Service has recently brought to completion a two year project to reduce alcohol related harm in rural young people. This project was developed and implemented in partnership with the indigo Shire Council, Gateway Community Health, Beechworth Secondary College, Tallangatta Secondary College and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Adolescent Health Nursing Program. The project has worked towards providing skill development and education for young people living in rural communities to stay safe, to support one another and open up conversations regarding alcohol and impacts of choice. The project included a range of activities and strategies to engage young people and the community, including alcohol and 'looking after your mates' education in schools, party safely and sports ...

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