Here’s just a few of the many great things our staff have been doing lately.

Spirits not dampened as rain falls on BRHS NAIDOC celebration

Dismal, drizzly weather couldn’t outshine Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s NAIDOC Week community event on Tuesday, 9 July. In fact, it made for a warm and inviting celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements as the event was moved indoors. The event was a chance for members

A great, big thank you for BRHS volunteers

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s volunteers have attended an annual afternoon tea to celebrate their role in supporting BRHS staff and the health care of the East Gippsland community. For National Volunteer Week (20 to 26 May), BRHS held an afternoon tea for volunteers at The International in Bairnsdale to

Bek reflects on her nursing journey and the future

For International Nurses Day (Sunday, 12 May) a senior BRHS nurse, Bek Hall, shares her family’s history with the health service, her career and what nursing might look like in the future. Bek Hall says her family shaped her decision to get into nursing, but it’s her patients, the

BRHS ‘baby-friendly’ accreditation renewed

Following months of intensive work, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service Maternity Unit has successfully renewed its Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accreditation with the Australian College of Midwives. The accreditation, which BRHS Maternity Unit has held since 1999, has been renewed until March 2027. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative aims to

Vic Health Minister meets BRHS staff on hospital tour

Victorian Health Minister Mary-Anne Thomas has toured Bairnsdale Regional Health Service as part of a visit to East Gippsland on Thursday. Ms Thomas was greeted by BRHS Board Chair Chris Barry, Deputy Chair Sandy Leggatt and Executive Acute Services/Chief Nurse and Midwife Maree Fellows. She toured the BRHS Emergency

Reaching out to cardiac patients on Country

Bringing the message about healthier hearts home – that’s the philosophy behind an innovative Bairnsdale Regional Health Service program to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Orbost region. With funding from Gippsland Primary Health Network, BRHS’ Aboriginal Health Unit and Allied Health teams

Volunteers deliver ‘something special’ to BRHS, CEO says

More than 60 people including members of the BRHS Board and Executive celebrated a year of hard work from our volunteers in a Christmas lunch at Aroma in Bairnsdale on Wednesday. In her speech at the luncheon honouring the impact volunteers have on BRHS, CEO Vicki Farthing said the

Recognition and awards after tough year of study

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service has recognised staff who have completed studies this year to extend their skills and enhance their careers at a special ceremony recently. The staff recognition evening, held recently at BRHS, congratulated staff who completed studies in both clinical and non-clinical spaces with the support of

Nurse practitioners a vital cog in our ED team

Nurse Practitioner Week is a chance for us to celebrate one of the vital ingredients that makes our Emergency Department run as smoothly as possible. The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners marks Nurse Practitioner Week from 11 to 17 December this year to recognise this vital and highly specialised ED role.