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Whittlesea’s vaccine drive changes gear with new walk-in services

As the City of Whittlesea emerges from a two-week lockdown, council administrators are urging all eligible residents to get vaccinated. Northern Health has set up a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination hub at the Plenty Ranges Arts...

GP shortage creates flow-on effects for Mitchell Shire hospitals

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A shortage of general practitioners and a lack of community understanding of health services is causing problems for Mitchell Shire hospitals. As reported in the Review last month, a shortage of GPs in...

Nexus Primary Health celebrates LGBTIQ community

Nexus Primary Health staff demonstrated their support to diverse communities by participating in International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, IDAHOBIT, and Midsumma Pride March events. IDAHOBIT unites people globally to acknowledge the resilience...

Aged care vaccinations and staffing under spotlight after BlueCross and Arcare cases

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Kilmore District Health offered priority COVID-19 vaccines to aged care and disability workers from private, Commonwealth-managed, facilities as part of a statewide blitz last week. The State Government-led blitz came after two workers...

Osteosarcoma: Kilmore resident raises funds and awareness for unknown cancer

By Tricia Mifsud In 2015, Kilmore teenager Zane Collier died from osteosarcoma; a type of cancer that begins in the cells that form bones, most commonly in the long bones of the leg. Ostersarcamo is a...

Vaccine rates swell, rollout issues plague system

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk People are being vaccinated against COVID-19 in record numbers, with clinics in the City of Whittlesea and Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires inundated with calls in the past week. Victoria has beaten its...

Community sport fixtures in disarray

Community sport across Victoria will not proceed this weekend after the state entered a seven-day COVID-19 lockdown on Thursday night.  The Northern Football Netball League, Riddell Football Netball League, AFL Outer East and Big V...

COVID-19 cases linked to City of Whittlesea cluster grow to 15

VICTORIAN health authorities are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with close concern after 10 new cases of the virus were detected in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 15. State...

Tallarook community hike promotes talking to strangers and making new friends

Mitchell Shire residents will be able to meet and mingle with people from all corners of the community at the inaugural Hike 4 Harmony in Tallarook. The free event will include participants supplied with water...

“They’re so distraught”: Doctor shortage in Wallan intensifies

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A rampant doctor shortage in Wallan and surrounding towns is blowing out waiting times to secure a doctor’s appointment, distressing patients and heath workers. Medical professionals say the shortage is due to Wallan...