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May 2022

David tells us about volunteering this National Volunteer Week

20 May 2022 - This week is National Volunteer Week 2022 – a chance to celebrate the many dedicated volunteers we’re so lucky to have at Austin Health. Every one of our volunteers who give their time has their own story but Royal Talbot volunteer, David Hunt, has a very unique connection.

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19 May 2022 - We're seeking lived experience representatives to join our Community Advisory Committee.

Today is IDAHOBIT

17 May 2022 - Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) - a day for celebrating the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and other sexuality and gender diverse people (LGBTQIA+).  

Meet medical intern Dr Zoe Williams

9 May 2022 - Zoe is a proud Darug Boorooberongal woman, from the Western Sydney area and is also a descendant of the Butchulla tribe of Fraser Island. Zoe commenced as a medical intern at Austin Health earlier this year.

Caring for asthma patients this World Asthma Day

3 May 2022 - Today is World Asthma Day and we asked Asthma Nurse, Karen Lamb, to share with us a bit about her role and how she works with patients to manage their asthma.

April 2022

Bringing our Reconciliation Action Plan to life

28 April 2022 - We launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan – our Innovate RAP – in a special online event featuring some auspicious guests.

ANZAC Day service returns to the Repat

22 April 2022 - For the first time since 2019, the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital welcomed more than 100 people to our annual ANZAC Day ceremony today.

Dr Corrie Young rediscovers herself through art therapy

21 April 2022 - Following a brain injury which shattered her sense of identity, and later a cancer diagnosis that exacerbated her loss of self, Corrie turned to art to regain her independence, and reconnect with herself.

Hot Cross Buns bring Delight this Easter!

12 April 2022 - An apple a day might keep the doctor away but 18,000 hot cross buns are helping to make the staff at Austin Health very happy this Easter!

March 2022

Caring for the carers in Mental Health!

30 March 2022 - Our Mental Health team is the latest department to roll out Wellness Trolleys to support staff as they continue to deal with the challenges dealt by COVID.

Professor Jonathan Cebon honoured at ResearchFest

24 March 2022 - This year ResearchFest - Austin Health's celebration of current and emerging research - celebrated some of our outstanding researchers.

Dr Kate Martin receives Gordon Trinca Medal

22 Mar 2022 - Congratulations to Dr Kate Martin, General and Trauma Surgeon, who has recently been awarded the 2022 Gordon Trinca Medal by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in recognition of her contribution to trauma care and education.

New MR-Linac radiation therapy machine a win for patients

11 March 2022 - A new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy machine – the MR-Linac – is improving patient outcomes at the ONJ Cancer Centre.

Our Inspirational Women for 2022

8 March 2022 - Congratulations to our six Inspirational Women award recipients for 2022. These women inspire our people and our community daily and it is a privilege to have them among us at Austin Health.

Patients, Premier and Minister for Health visit site of new facility

2 March 2022 - Chief Executive Officer, Adam Horsburgh, and Divisional Director, Mental Health, Hannah Bloom were joined by the Premier and the Minister for Mental Health for a visit to the site of the new Statewide Child and Family Centre in Macleod today.

Get moving today!

1 March 2022 - "The dominant theme of older patients - one of the things they fear the most is the loss of their independence," said Associate Professor Michael Murray, Medical Director of Continuing Care and Head of Geriatric Medicine at Austin Health.

February 2022

Heart Health Month highlights research of cardiology department

28 Feb 2022 - Cardiac research has long been a focus of Austin Health, this Heart Health Month we’d like to tell you about some exciting research we’re undertaking.

Goulburn Valley Health pathology services to transition to Austin Health Pathology

25 Feb 2022 - Austin Health Pathology is now providing pathology services to the community at Goulburn Valley Health sites.

How much can be done in a year?

24 Feb 2022 - The saying tells us that the days drag on and the years fly by, but 12 months during a global pandemic is something else! It’s just ticked over one year since the first patient received their COVID vaccination at Austin Health’s ONJ Centre clinic on 22 February 2021.

Indigenous artwork enhances patient experience at the Olivia Newton-John Centre

21 Feb 2022 - We’re thrilled to share some artwork with you that our friends at Indigi-Print have just finished installing at the ONJ Radiation Oncology rooms.

Looking after our hearts this Valentine’s Day

14 February 2022 - What better day to draw attention to heart health than Valentine’s Day? Austin Health’s Director of Cardiology, A/Prof Omar Farouque, is a specialist in mending broken hearts.

Almost $400k to strengthen research at Austin Health

2 February 2022 - Our next round of scientific investigation has been given a boost at Austin Health, with the 2022 Austin Health Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) Grants. 

January 2022

Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam receives a Medal for the Order of Australia

31 January 2022 - Congratulations to Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam from our surgical team, who received a Medal for the Order of Australia on 26 January.

Get your booster at our reopened La Trobe vaccination clinic

21 Jan 2022 - Austin Health has expanded its vaccination capacity, and is now offering jabs for the community at our re-opened La Trobe vaccination clinic. 

Head of diabetes champions new national research centre

21 Jan 2022 - A new national research centre funded with $23.3 million over the next four years aims to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

First child vaccinations administered at the Repat

11 January 2022 - Our child vaccination clinic opened at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.