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News

Digital ECG

May 16, 2018
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The $500,000 regional digital cardiology project between Alpine Health and Northeast Health Wangaratta, is underway speeding up diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions for remote patients.

Photo – R to L: Education session at Mt Beauty Hospital – Olivia Stapleton (Associate Nurse Unit Manager Mt Beauty, Alpine Health), Dr Jeff Robinson (GP and Director of Medical Services Alpine Health), and Dianne James (Phillips Product Specialist)

 

The ‘Hume Algorithm’ was introduced by Alpine Health to ensure a consistent guideline for the early and timely management of patients with chest pains.

 

Building on this award-winning work with significant financial support in the form of $250,000 donated by the Bright Hospital Op Shop and matched by the Department of Health and Human Services, Alpine Health has been working in collaboration with Northeast Health Wangaratta to bring to the Alpine Shire communities further improvements in chest pain management.  This time in the form of a digital ECG (electrocardiogram).

 

Nurses and On Call GPs can facilitate quicker decision making and initiate the care required. Each site of Alpine Health now has a digital ECG machine that links up with clinicians to manage chest pain.


indigo@home Community Forums

May 8, 2018
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Alpine Health will be delivering home care services to Indigo Shire residents under the indigo@home banner from 1st July 2018.

What is indigo@home?

indigo@home is a comprehensive home care program that follows the successful home care service model delivered by Alpine Health through its alpine@home service.

Community Forums

Alpine Health will be holding a series of community forums to inform the Indigo Shire residents about the changes to home care services from the 1st July 2018.  We encourage current clients, carers and volunteers to attend.

DATE

LOCATION

VENUE

TIME

21st May 2018

Rutherglen

Rutherglen Senior Citizens

419 Douglas Street, Rutherglen

11.00am -12.00pm

21st May 2018

Chiltern

Chiltern Senior Citizens

84 Conness Street, Chiltern

2.00pm – 3.00pm

22nd May 2018

Tangambalanga

Tangambalanga Community Centre

Coulston Park, Tangambalanga

11.00am -12.00pm

22nd May 2018

Yackandandah

Yackandandah Public Hall

36 High Street, Yackandandah

2.00pm - 3.00pm

23rd May 2018

Beechworth

Beechworth Servicemen’s Memorial Hall

101 Ford Street, Beechworth

11.00am -12.00pm

Alpine Health to deliver home care services to Indigo Shire

Apr 24, 2018
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Alpine Health and local service providers to deliver Commonwealth Home Support Program in Indigo Shire from July 2018.

The Commonwealth Department of Health has advised Indigo Shire Council that Alpine Health will deliver the Commonwealth Home Support Program in Indigo Shire from 1 July 2018. Alpine Health has formed a strategic alliance with Beechworth Health Service and relationships with Yackandandah Health and Indigo North Health to take on the CHSP program. Indigo Shire Council will continue to deliver these services until the end of June 2018.

Have your say! Take the Health Survey!

Apr 20, 2018
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Alpine Health and Murray Primary Health Network would like you to help us plan health services in Alpine Shire by completing the Alpine Health Community Priorities Health Survey 2018. Tell us what matters to you about your health and the health services in the Alpine Shire.

Your responses will be combined with those of others living in the Alpine Shire, to give us a picture of the opinions of Alpine Shire residents about current and future health services. This information is a vital part of our work in planning for the future.

Survey Closes: 25th May 2018.


Paper Surveys

We encourage you to fill in the survey electronically however hard copies of the survey will be distributed to households in the Alpine Shire through the mail and will be available at presentations throughout the community.

If you would prefer to complete a paper survey, then please send back to Alpine Health as follows:

  • In the Reply Paid envelope provided with the Paper Survey

  • Collection boxes provided at Alpine Health sites and in the community

  • To your CHAG representatives

  • Please complete one survey per person only.

The Resilience Project - Parent Information Night

Apr 10, 2018
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Communities That Care Alpine supported by Alpine Health are hosting the Resilience Project across all three Alpine Shire townships.  This program is rolling out across eight schools within the Alpine Shire and Alpine Health has secured funding through CTCA to support schools and community to build resilience for our young people and communities. Please register at the links provided or call Lisa Neville on 5755 0132.


The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs in schools for students, parents and teachers and provides curriculum for schools accompanied by teacher and student resources. The program uses evidence based approaches and practical strategies to building resilience, in order to develop sound mental health.  Based around the theories of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and building Emotional   Literacy this program builds the capacity of children, adolescents and families to  develop strategies to support them through their life experiences to maintain and improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes.

Alpine sets the PACE!

Mar 8, 2018
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There’s positive news if you live in the Alpine Shire and have a heart or lung health condition. Alpine Health have partnered with local healthcare providers Equilibre Health, Kiewa Valley Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, and Ovens Valley Physio and Pilates, to establish a new program: PACE (Pulmonary and Cardiac Exercise and Education).

Community Advice - Snake Bite

Jan 31, 2018
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Advice for the community regarding the management of patients presenting to Alpine Health Urgent Care with a snake bite or suspected snake bite.


Communities That Care Alpine (CTCA)

Oct 23, 2017
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The Smart Generation Program

On Wednesday 18th October, Communities That Care Alpine (CTCA) released their community action plan to reduce adolescent alcohol in the Alpine Shire as a Local Drug Action Team.

Important information about the new Health Complaints Commissioner

Jul 26, 2017
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The office of the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) has now replaced the office of the Health Services Commissioner. This is the culmination of many years work reviewing Victoria’s health complaints framework and developing new legislation, the Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic), to meet the challenges presented by modern healthcare.

Duckett Report

Apr 3, 2017
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The Duckett Report

As mentioned at the Corporate Planning Day on Friday 31st  March. The Government released Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care and announced a suite of reforms to put patient safety first. The state-wide review, led by Dr Stephen Duckett, was commissioned by the Government following the discovery of a cluster of potentially avoidable newborn and stillborn deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services.

 

Colour Me Happy Project

Mar 30, 2017
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PHOTO COMPETITION:

Help us transform the space at Mount Beauty Hospital by submitting a color photo of the amazing views of Mount Beauty and surrounds. The winning photo will be used to create a custom Pickawall wallpaper that will be used to enhance the main entrance hallway at the Mount Beauty Hospital.

Funding for the Pickawall wallpaper has been kindly donated by the Mt Beauty Hospital/Kiewa Valley House Op Shop.

The Alpine Health Bernece Delany Volunteer Award

Mar 7, 2017
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The 2017 Alpine Health Bernece Delany Volunteer Award is now open for nominations.

Alpine Institute Graduation Ceremony

Feb 7, 2017
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Alpine Health and Alpine Institute held the 2016 Graduation and Presentation of Certificates Ceremony on Tuesday 24th January, 2017 for students who successfully completed their certificate courses in December 2016.


Board of Management - Vacancies

Feb 6, 2017
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Applications are open from interested persons who have a commitment to excellence in public healthcare and feel they can contribute to the governance of our organisation, for positions as voluntary members of the Board of Management.

Employment Opportunities

Jan 10, 2017
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Registered Nurses

Myrtleford, Bright, Mount Beauty Hospitals
Permanent and casual employment


Are you enthusiastic about nursing, have a capacity for advocating for the care needs of individuals, and are attuned to the health needs of rural communities?  Alpine Health is seeking these qualities to fill a number of permanent Registered Nursing roles.

Employment Opportunities

Jan 10, 2017
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Essential Services Staff

Permanent vacancies - Mount Beauty

Casual vacancies - Myrtleford, Bright and Mount Beauty

Essential Services staff fulfil Alpine Health’s cleaning and kitchen functions, responsible for ensuring site facilities, amenities, equipment and food service meets the health needs and expectations of Alpine communities.


What to do if you need assistance with your health over the Xmas / New Year break!

Dec 21, 2016
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Download this brochure to guide your decision-making so that you can find the right care and support you need for your health issues.


Merry Christmas

Dec 19, 2016
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A Christmas Message from the Board and Staff at Alpine Health!

16 Days of Activism

Nov 29, 2016
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Unite with Victoria Against Violence - 16 Days of Activism

Victoria Against Violence is a 16-day, community-based, government supported education and awareness initiative about family and gender violence. The campaign is timed to coincide with the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against gendered violence.

Casual Employment Opportunity

Nov 23, 2016
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Registered Nurses

Casual Employment

Bright, Myrtleford, Mount Beauty

Alpine Health 2016 Annual General Meeting

Nov 16, 2016
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Proudly Celebrating 20 years 1996 - 2016

Tawonga Community Hall , Tawonga

Thursday 10th November , 2016

Communities That Care Events

Jun 17, 2016
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Following the success of CTC in Myrtleford and Community / Stakeholder forums held in May this year, Communities That Care is rolling out across the Alpine Shire.

A newly formed community board is being established and information sessions will provide an opportunity for you to better understand how you and your community can be involved.

Monday 20th June - Mt Beauty secondary College 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Room 9

Wednesday 22nd June - Bright P-12 College 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Library

ALPINE INSTITUTE - Now Enrolling

Jun 6, 2016
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HLTAID001 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

Alpine Health’s experienced nursing staff will deliver training to individuals, community groups and businesses seeking qualifications in First Aid, & CPR.

 

Course dates & detail see below

HACC services at Alpine Health

May 25, 2016
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Alpine Health is pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has advised that it will be the new provider of Home and Community Care Services in the Alpine Region from July 1st 2016.