Health

Roadside birth in Doreen

By Evelyn LeckieWHEN First Constable Alana Olivieri noticed a car abruptly pulling over on Yan Yean Road in Doreen, she didn’t expect the...

Disability system delays cause frustration

Wallan’s Kym Puehringer-Head is frustrated by the lengthy delays in the National Disability Insurance Scheme that can help improve her husband’s quality of life.Mark Puehringer has Myotonic Dystrophy,...

Family denied residency

By Eden HynninenAN IRISH family from Seymour are at risk of being deported after their three-year-old son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and considered a ‘burden’ on the health system.

Council advocate for affordable housing

CITY of Whittlesea has labelled Australia’s housing system as ‘broken’ during their Everybody’s Home campaign launched on Thursday at a housing authority estate in Lalor.Mayor Lawrie Cox...

More support for children

Romsey mother Ashlea Rigby is irritated by the gaps and lengthy delays in health system support for her five-year-old son Joel who has a rare chromosomal syndrome.Joel,...

Council welcomes headspace funding

The City of Whittlesea have welcomed ongoing funding for a satellite headspace service in the municipality announced last week, saying it is the first step in helping young people with their...

Royal commission into mental health starts in Whittlesea

The first step to fixing Victoria’s “broken” mental health system began in Whittlesea on Friday with the Royal Commission into Mental Health hearing the stories of people from the area.

Grocery donations needed for drought-stricken farmers

PYALONG Neighbourhood House has made a desperate plea for people to donate groceries for drought-stricken farmers.The Neighbourhood House was recognised at a presentation night in Barooga earlier...

Teddy bear picnic all heart

GISBORNE resident Emma Dwyer has spent nearly a decade raising awareness on children’s heart conditions.In 2010, her daughter Hannah was born with a complex heart condition and...

Gender diversity training for health workers

A training session in Macedon will aim to educate health professionals on the best practice in transgender and gender diverse health.Cobaw Community Health, in collaboration with Zoe...