Category: Breaking Health News

Storm raises potential health issues: what you need to know

Last week’s storm and the power outages that followed have caused an increased risk of illness in the East Gippsland community. The lack of refrigeration could cause some foods to spoil. The potential for outbreaks of food poisoning or conditions such as gastroenteritis is real. It’s also been a

BRHS remains vigilant as mask rules change

The wearing of masks inside clinical areas at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is now optional in most cases. The move, announced to staff on Tuesday, comes as case numbers for coronavirus (COVID=19) and other respiratory illnesses has declined substantially in the community and among BRHS staff. BRHS staff and

Paynesville Op Shop’s donation a breath of fresh air for ED

An incredibly generous donation of more than $50,000 from the Paynesville Op Shop Committee will fund the full purchase price of a new and potentially life-saving piece of equipment for Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Emergency Department. The op shop committee last week presented BRHS with a cheque for $53,978

HoloLens East Gippsland rollout now complete

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service has completed its rollout of groundbreaking Microsoft HoloLens augmented technology across East Gippsland, which is already bringing specialist healthcare much closer to even our remotest communities. Now, Orbost Regional Health (ORH) is considering how satellite internet connectivity that drives HoloLens can be made more mobile

Maddocks Gardens wins public healthcare award

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Maddocks Gardens residential aged care facility last night won a prestigious state-wide award for an innovative new approach to helping people with dementia. Maddocks Gardens won the award for Excellence in Public Sector Aged Care at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards for its work with residents who have dementia, using an interactive program they developed to improve residents’

Resuscitaire the gift that keeps on giving at BRHS

A generous community donation has already saved the lives of babies at Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre’s Emergency Department. The Resuscitaire unit for the ED was co-funded between the Gippsland-based Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) and BRHS, which shared the cost. The Paynesville Opp Shop was a major contributor to