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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Staff and volunteers shine at A2i awards

Eastern Health’s Annual A2i (Aspire to Inspire) Awards were held on Thursday 5 September to celebrate the contributions of staff and volunteers across the organisation. Attendees...

Friday, August 30, 2019
Taking action against family violence

Research has shown that for many people experiencing family violence, healthcare professionals are often the first person they will talk to. Evidence has also indicated that...

Friday, August 30, 2019
A challenging epidemic for the 21st century

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent and devastating health conditions in our community affecting one in six people over the age of 65 years old, many of whom are unaware...

Friday, August 30, 2019
The happiest 5,000 metres on the planet

Colour isn’t in short supply on the Children’s ward at Box Hill Hospital, but they can always use more. Staff from Box Hill Hospital are taking part in the Color Run this year to...

Friday, August 30, 2019
Set a reminder to ask ‘RUOK?’

Connecting regularly with people in a meaningful way can make a significant difference to their wellbeing and lives. Thursday 12 September this year marks R U OK? Day, the annual...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Loneliness: a modern epidemic

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, modern travel, mobile phones. We are more connected than ever, but recent studies indicate that loneliness is common. The 2018 Australian Loneliness ...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Turning Point to establish world-first suicide monitoring system

In May 2019 Google.org announced that Turning Point, in partnership with Monash University, was successful in securing a $1.2 million grant to use artificial intelligence (AI) to...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Patient waiting times cut

Eight Eastern Health community health clinics slashed waiting times using a model of patient care known as Specific Timely Appointment for Triage (STAT).

The clinics offer...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Mother will never forget

Childbirth is one of the most incredible experiences in life – but it can also be the scariest when things don’t go to plan. Allison Cook was in the late stages of her third...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
IDAHOBIT… Say what?

Creating a culture where people feel valued, respected and have opportunities to contribute in meaningful ways is vital for our community. It is particularly important in...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Boost for Aboriginal workforce

In 2019 Eastern Health initiated an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program (AGNMP), providing support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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