Grampians Health secures new eco-friendly accommodation for staff relocating to Stawell

Grampians Health Stawell has secured new accommodation to assist staff relocating to the region. The six new units, located about 200 metres from the hospital and approximately 300 metres from the Stawell Medical Centre, will significantly enhance Grampians Health’s accommodation offerings in Stawell, which already includes about 20 properties in the town.  Chief Redevelopment and Read the full article…

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Wine and savoury evening pays for new monitors

Money collected from a major annual fundraiser has paid for new vital signs monitors at Grampians Health Stawell’s oncology unit. Stawell Hospital Auxiliary raised $11,000 at its most recent Wine and Savoury evening and purchased the three new monitors to replace old equipment.   Oncology’s acting nurse unit manager Majella Hunter thanked the auxiliary members for Read the full article…

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Stawell’s gift that keeps on giving

Patients at a Tongan clinic are still benefiting today from a donation made by the Stawell hospital a decade ago. Former Ballarat registrar Dr Tom Toohey visited the clinic on the small Pacific island recently and discovered that doctors there were still making regular use of a specialist theatre microscope that had been donated by Read the full article…

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Lions’ life-saving donation for Stawell

A generous donation from Stawell Lions Club has been used to purchase a dedicated malignant hyperthermia trolley for Grampians Health’s Stawell campus. Malignant Hyperthermia is a severe reaction to certain anaesthetic drugs where the body muscles rapidly heat up to extreme temperatures. It can be fatal without immediate treatment but fortunately it is a very Read the full article…

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Grampians Health empowers Stawell campus with new $500,000 Main Switch Board

Grampians Health has marked a significant milestone with the successful installation of a state-of-the-art $500,000 Main Switch Board (MSB) at its Stawell campus. Chief Redevelopment and Infrastructure Officer Veronica Furnier-Tosco said the successful upgrade of the MSB demonstrated Grampians Health’s commitment in delivering excellence in patient care while embracing modern technologies. “The new MSB will Read the full article…

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Dietitian bites into new role

Lily Ramage is thriving in her new role at Grampians Health’s Stawell campus. One of two new allied health professionals to start working at the campus in February, the effervescent dietitian has a healthy attitude to more than just food. The born and bred city girl loves the country life and the great outdoors. After Read the full article…

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Stawell in better air

Medical and Nursing teams at Grampians Health Stawell campus can be better trained in airway management thanks to a donation from Freemasons. Marnoo Lodge alongside the Freemasons Foundation have donated an airway trainer via the Stawell Hospital Auxiliary, so the Education team can more efficiently train nursing and medical team members at the campus on Read the full article…

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Nurturing tomorrow’s healthcare leaders

When Tricia McInnes chose to attend the Clinician 2 Manager Emerging Leaders Program, organised by her employer Grampians Health in 2022, she already had a long professional record in nursing.    Having worked for 24 years as a registered nurse at both acute and the aged care wards at Edenhope, she was already in a managerial Read the full article…

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Stawell’s newest doctor awarded OAM

“I’m going to tell you what it’s like to be a heroin addict.”  When Stawell Medical Centre’s newest GP, Dr Christine Longman, learned she was one of 15 GPs to receive a gong in the Australia Day honours last month, she was taken completely by surprise.  But those aware of her long list of selfless Read the full article…

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Tarnya grows her career from home

A Stawell nurse is very grateful that she has been able to broaden her horizons through a program offered by Grampians Health.  Tarnya Roberts worked for several years in residential aged care at Stawell’s Eventide Homes as a personal carer when she saw an opportunity to advance her career.  The mother of teenagers has now Read the full article…

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