Latest media releases from Alpine Health:
Residents in Myrtleford and surrounds will benefit from greater access to COVID-19 vaccines with three pop up "walk in" vaccination clinics as part of a week long vaccination blitz. No bookings will be required: just turn up, roll up your sleeve, and get vaccinated against COVID-19 at no cost.
Alpine Health has received almost $934,000 to upgrade its hospital facilities through Round 5 of the Rural Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF), a State government initiative that focuses on rural and regional communities being able to access high quality care no matter where they live.
Alpine Health has received almost $26,000 to upgrade facilities at Hawthorn Village, Bright through the $10MIL Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program.
Health services and local governments have joined together to encourage people in the North East to continue their COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma.
The PACE program is designed to help local people with heart and lung conditions to improve their health.
Alpine Health Board of Directors adds three new members to the team.
On 27 July 2021, the Victorian Premier announced an easing of restrictions across Victoria as of 11.59pm 27 July 2021. This includes pre-departure testing requirements for those visiting snow and alpine resorts.
Alpine Shire residents will soon have greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine, with a mobile vaccination clinic to open at Alpine Health facilities from the 12 July.
Hospital Op Shops support the expansion of procedural services at Bright and Mt Beauty Hospitals.
Myrtleford and Mount Beauty Hospital Op Shops providing lifesaving equipment for Alpine Health PACE Program.
Alpine Health are supporting the safe operations of Victoria’s Alpine industry and snow season by providing COVID-19 Testing Clinics on mountain at Mt Hotham and Falls Creek. Open 7 days from 11.00am to 12noon - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Alpine Health have encouraged staff to dress in their best rainbow attire this week to celebrate and promote awareness of Pride Month and the LGBTIQA+ communities.
The Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre have been successful in receiving funding for a new freezer to expand their food relief offering in Myrtleford and surrounds.
The 2021 Bernece Delany Volunteer Award was presented to Meg Crebbin this week in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Alpine Shire community.
Alpine Institute, Alpine Health’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO), is delivering First Aid & CPR education in 2021 valued at $180 to Year 11 & 12 students in the Alpine Shire.
If you’ve been thinking lately about getting more active, now is the perfect opportunity. Get involved with Active April in 2021.
Local GPs commence COVID-19 Vaccine Program rollout for Priority Group 1b
Alpine Saints MFNC awarded the Good Sports Victorian Club of the Year for inspiring positive change and building a healthy, family-friendly club.
Take the survey to share your views and experiences to help shape service provision in the Alpine Shire.
Detection of COVID fragments in Mt Beauty wastewater on the 1st February. Anyone who lives in or has visited the Mt Beauty, Tawonga and Tawonga South area from 26 January to 1 February is urged to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have any symptoms, however mild. Symptoms include: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss or change in sense of smell or taste.
The 2020 Bernece Delany Volunteer Award was jointly awarded to Terri & Peter Hopper in recognition of their volunteering contributions to the Alpine Community. Terri and Peter are well known for the volunteer work in the Bright community, having been active volunteers for over 20 years.
The 2020 Mark Robinson Scholarship Award and the Otto Schmalz Scholarship Recipients were awarded at the 2020 Alpine Health AGM, Monday 14th December at Alpine Health Myrtleford.
Alpine Health have been successful in receiving a Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Partnership Grant that will enable Alpine Health to continue the ‘Alpine Home Harvest’ wicking garden bed project despite Covid-19 restrictions & uncertainty
No wrong door - Alpine Health and Victoria Police partnering in family violence prevention and support.
Alpine Health receives major infrastructure funding boost from the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
On “Extreme or Code Red’ declared days, as part of our Occupational Health & Safety requirements for staff, the Alpine Health Community Care Service will have modified service delivery arrangements.
Notice of Change of Service - Alpine Health Community Care Services will have modified services on the 25th December 2020 to 26th December 2020 and 1st January 2021.
Alpine Health’s PACE team has been awarded the Team Excellence Award, in the HESTA Excellence Awards announced, 26th November 2020. The team was recognized for going above and beyond to deliver outstanding client care in the face of great challenges and adversity.
Alpine Health and Alpine Shire Council are together tackling gender-based violence by supporting the ’16 Days of Activism’ Respect Victoria campaign. From November 25 to December 10 organisations across the world will continue to promote gender equality and respect.
Alpine Health’s PACE Team named as a finalist in the 2020 Hesta Excellence Awards.
The Wellbeing team comprises, health professionals, board members and supporters who want the club to be seen more than just a place for sport but a club that supports its whole community.
11 year old Smoko resident, Grace Tomasoni wrote a poem to all the front line workers to show her appreciation for all their hard work this year.
The PACE program has adapted by running web based individual and group sessions to deliver both the education and exercise sessions since April this year and they have been well received.
The Alpine Health Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Shaw as the CEO of Alpine Health effective from the 1st September, 2020.
Alpine Health, in partnership with NESAY, have been successful with an application for funding from the Victorian Government Mental Health and Wellbeing Bushfire Response Package to deliver the Community Based Mental Health Continuum of Care for Young People affected by Bushfire and COVID-19.
The Alpine Health PACE team was awarded the prize for clinical excellence at the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association on Wednesday 12th August.
Rotary Clubs have banded together to raise $22,500 for 45 air purifiers donated to Alpine Health as part of the Bushfire recovery effort.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has advised Alpine Health that Hawthorn Village in Bright has been de-escalated to an active surveillance state of the COVID19 outbreak effective Sunday 14th June 2020.
Testing on all close contacts including residents and care staff has been completed and results have all been negative. All residents and close contact care staff have been contacted and advised of the results.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has confirmed the presence of an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Hawthorn Village, Bright. To date 1 case has been detected.
Myrtleford and Community Hospital Op Shop have turned pre-loved treasures into a donation to Alpine Health Myrtleford for essential equipment upgrades in Dialysis and Urgent Care.
Alpine Health will be supporting the Department of Health and Human Services with the major COVID-19 testing blitz taking place across Victoria.
All Alpine Health hospitals and aged care facilities now have restricted access to comply with new visitor and worker restrictions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID -19. All staff and visitors must only enter via the main entrance of each facility to ensure the appropriate screening and hand hygiene measures are taking place.
Alpine Health will be providing ongoing updates and advice on Alpine Health’s response to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, residents, clients, staff, volunteers and community members.
Alpine Health in partnership with our local GP practices are making preparations for dealing with coronavirus to maintain a coordinated management approach.
The dedication of all staff throughout this bushfire season has been outstanding and I, together with the entire Board, say “thank you” for your outstanding contribution and dedication ensuring the safety and care of our clients remained the number one priority.
Alpine Health to implement evacuation plans at Bright and Mt Beauty effective 3/1.
Alpine Health will be refurbishing the main car park for Mount Beauty District Hospital to provide improved and safer parking, a small increase in parking for people with disabilities and and improved access to the main Hospital building.
Alpine Health gets back to business with a return of services in Aged Care, and Acute later this week, and Home Care and PACE next week.
Alpine Health will be supporting the Department of Health and Human Services with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) voluntary testing of Victorian school staff between 13 May to 26 May 2020.
The Minister for Health, Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications for part-time board positions of Alpine Health with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2021. Applications close 30th November 2020.