Latest media releases from Alpine Health:
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.
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.
With the easing of restrictions across the State, it’s more important than ever to practice physical distancing and good hygiene to stay safe.
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.
The Active Alpine Group will advocate on behalf of the community for one or more outdoor exercise equipment sites across the Alpine Shire to improve physical activity rates and health outcomes for the local community.
‘Our Beautiful Gunni (Spirit) Country’ artwork unveiled at Mt Beauty Hospital, Alpine Health.
Alpine Shire Council and Alpine Health are once again partnering with local businesses to promote awareness of the campaign, encouraging people to have conversations about family violence.
We are pleased to announce the recipient of the Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health in 2019 is Jade Lane from Mt Beauty.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Otto Schmalz Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Nicole Marr-Jones.
The Minister for Health, the Hon Jenny Mikakos MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board directors/ positions on the Alpine Health board commencing from 1 July 2020.
Alpine Health have commissioned three new pieces of Aboriginal artwork for each of our hospital sites. The first piece was unveiled at Bright Hospital on Friday 9th August, 2019.
Today marks the commencement of the 1st intake of the Alpine Institute Diploma of Nursing. The Alpine Institute Diploma of Nursing will deliver a local pathway into nursing, allowing our local people to stay in the area and receive a post-secondary nationally recognised qualification.
Bright Hospital Op Shop has donated $150,000 to the development of the clinical learning environment for Alpine Institute students to complete their studies.
If you’ve been thinking lately about getting more active, then sign up to the Premier’s Active April. Active Alpine, a group with representation from Alpine Health, Sport North East, Alpine Shire Council and Gateway Health are supporting everyone in the Alpine Shire to get more active, more often.
Alpine residents affected by cancer will have access to a comprehensive survivorship education, exercise and wellness program over six weeks, commencing 29th April 2019.
February 7, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires. This is a significant date of remembrance for Victoria and may be a challenging time for many people across the state. During this time, and always, looking after ourselves, family, friends and neighbours is important.
Alpine Health and the Alpine Shire Council are this year calling on our community to commit to actions that change the culture that drives family violence. The Respect Victoria campaign coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign.
Alpine Health's PACE team are spreading the word locally, encouraging anyone with concerns about their lung health to speak with their doctor.
At Alpine Health routine screening for family violence will become common practice. This will include clients, patients and residents who are accessing health services provided by Alpine Health.
Communities That Care Alpine has recently completed its second round of auditing packaged outlets as part of The Smart Generation program and the results show an increase in outlets selling alcohol to young people without checking ID.
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.