Health

Animal kindness week: How to live and eat more sustainably

People are encouraged to pledge their support to sustainable eating and living as part of Edgar’s Mission’s Be Kind to Animals Week in October. Now in its eleventh year, Be Kind to Animals week involves...

Federal Senate inquiry in regional GP shortage launched

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A SHORTAGE of general practitioners across the Mitchell and Macedon Ranges shires will now be the subject of a senate inquiry. Following a nationwide campaign by Labor MPs, an inquiry into the provision...

Former Mitchell Shire councillor expresses concern over ‘nang’ use

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire community leaders have voiced concerns about a possible increase in the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug by young people in the region. Former Mitchell Shire councillor Bob Humm...

Goranwarrabul House at Seymour Health celebrates 10 years with exhibition and time capsule

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Goranwarrabul House at Seymour Health will next week celebrate its 10-year milestone of helping the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents improve their health and wellbeing and connect with community. Aboriginal health project...

Ambulance Vic adds 300 paramedics and nurses to rural areas amid soaring demand

Ambulance Victoria will manage record demand by recruiting more than 300 paramedics and nurses, including 56 on-road paramedics in rural Victoria in the next 12 months, as part of a $759 million State Government...

Kilmore’s Caladenia nursing home celebrates 30 years

By Max Davies Caladenia Nursing Home will this week celebrate the 30th anniversary of its official opening. Opened in 1991, the $2.7 million, 30-bed facility has become an integral part of the Kilmore community, with many...

Wallan woman to trek Tasmania to raise money for MS cure

By Colin MacGillivray WALLAN’S Rachel Swain is preparing for the trip of a lifetime as she raises money for multiple sclerosis, MS, research. Ms Swain will spend four days trekking in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair...

Seymour Health’s phone number hacked and used in scam

Seymour Health’s main reception phone number for its Barrabill House aged care facility was hacked and used in a scam. The health organisation advised families of residents at Barrabill House of the issue on Thursday. Reception...

Mitchell Shire is experiencing a pandemic baby boom, with births up more than 30%

By Colin McGillivray MITCHELL Shire is in the midst of a COVID-19 baby boom, with figures showing a spike in births across the region during the past year. In an eight-day span earlier this month, 25...

Wandong-Wallan Lions Club raises money for Northern Health by knitting hundreds of beanies

By Colin MacGillivray NORTHERN Health workers praised the power of community support after receiving a donation of knitted beanies, scarves and other items from the Wandong-Wallan Lions Club last week. It is the second time the...