Health

New Women’s Health Hub for Central Highlands Rural Health

A new Women’s Health hub will be established at Kyneton Hospital with funding from the state government. The service will provide free or low-cost care including contraception, medical abortion, referral for surgical abortion and sexual health testing and treatment.

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Daylesford Hospital Funding Raised in State Parliament

The Daylesford Hospital has been raised in State Parliament by Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell called on the Minister for Health to commit at least $75 million from the 2024-25 budget to upgrade the hospital to modern standards.

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Healthy Daylesford – Heart Health Week

Heart failure is a leading cause of death and hospitalisation in Australia, especially in older people, with over half a million Australians affected. The Heart Foundation is urging Australians to “Never miss a beat” by visiting their GP for a heart health check during Heart Week (6-12 May).

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Cost of Living Pressures Increase Calls to Lifeline

Cost of living pressures have been particularly acute in regional Victoria according to food and housing relief agencies. Data released this week by Lifeline reveals that around 500 calls each day are related to financial management, employment, or housing insecurity.

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Health and Wellbeing Survey

Council is investigating key areas that directly influence the health and wellbeing of its residents. The results of the current survey will inform the next Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan to be finalised after the next Council elections in October 2024.

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Growing Concerns for the Future of the Daylesford Hospital Precinct

As the Labour government seeks cuts in advance of the looming state budget, there are growing pressures facing rural and regional health networks. Recent media reports indicate that the Allan Government is seeking funding savings across Victoria’s health services that may trigger mergers of regional and rural health networks.

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Healthy Ageing Hubs Expand Across Hepburn Shire

A pioneering healthy ageing project in the Hepburn Shire has been expanded to Daylesford after a successful pilot program in Clunes. The project is part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, with funding for early intervention initiatives that support older people to live at home longer and promote healthy ageing.

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Locals Continue to Support Daylesford Health with Generous Donations

The Daylesford community are again showing how much they value their local health service through their generous gifts that help provide quality care to patients, residents and clients. Daylesford Health has recently received a $186,000 gift from a past patient who left the funds to the hospital in their will.

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Wombat Teeth and Your Health

Wombat teeth are rootless and grow continuously throughout their lives continually replacing the wear and tear of their fibrous diet. On the other hand, we have permanent teeth that are with us from late childhood and need to last us for our entire life. We need to take better care of them.

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