Category: Children and Families

Cuddly friends make a difference for kids at BRHS

We’ve all had times when we’re hurt or feeling sick, and we just need a hug – and that’s especially so if you’re a child in the unfamiliar surrounds of a hospital. Thanks to generous local volunteers, East Gippsland kids have a selection of special new friends that they

Seasonal cheer drives new maternity charity fundraiser

Brighten your festive season and help Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s maternity unit by supporting the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation’s new Baubles for Babies appeal. The Gippsland-based charity is raising money for four new Neocots to update equipment in the maternity ward. Newborn Intensive Care Foundation chair and Sale resident

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

Smiles all round as kids heed oral health message

Seventeen East Gippsland early childhood services including Bairnsdale’s Eastwood Early Learning Centre are working to keep big, healthy smiles on the faces of local kids through the Smiles 4 Miles dental health initiative. Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is responsible for the local rollout of Dental Health Services Smiles 4

COVID Vaccinations Bookings Now Available for Children 5 – 11

Bookings for COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5-11 are now available at various locations across Gippsland, including at participating general practices (GPs), pharmacies and state-run community vaccination centres. The commencement of this vaccination program provides an opportunity for all children aged 5 to 11 to receive at least one

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Once again Bairnsdale Regional Health is supporting the United Nations-led campaign to address gender inequalities, gender-based violence and to take action to prevent violence before it starts. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence runs from Wednesday, 25 November to Friday, December 10. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a