Category: COVID

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

Our COVID Testing and Vaccination Service is Moving to Lucknow Memorial Hall

BRHS is moving our pop-up COVID testing and vaccination clinics to a single location, at the Lucknow Memorial Hall, 105 Great Alpine Rd, Lucknow. From Monday, 20 Dec., BRHS COVID vaccination will commence at the Lucknow Memorial Hall. You will no longer be able to get a vaccination at

Changes to COVID Testing – Thursday, Friday and Saturday

On Thursday and Friday, BRHS will provide COVID testing at Lucknow Primary School for the students, families and staff impacted by a number of recent positive cases at the school. As a result, BRHS will not be able to provide testing for the community at our McKean St. pop-up

Forums to Help Businesses Navigate COVID Rules and Regs

Are you a business owner struggling to understand current COVID regulations? The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is holding a series of forums for small and medium-sized businesses on Victoria’s Roadmap and new COVIDSafe settings. Register online at: Sessions include: Updates on the Roadmap and restrictions

Staff Pitch In From All Areas to Handle Record COVID Testing Surge

Well, what a day that was. A new positive COVID case connected to a primary school in Lakes Entrance saw a sudden surge in the demand for COVID testing yesterday. And, as they have been doing for many months now, BRHS staff responded immediately to meet that demand, drawing

BRHS Social Support Staff Get Seriously Silly to Beat Lockdown Loneliness

“I think everyone just really needed to laugh.” And with that enormous understatement, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service Cook Sue Buchanan captured the mood of many Victorians living through a year of COVID lockdowns and ongoing uncertainty. For those who live alone, or are in other ways isolated from support

Maddocks Gardens Hits 100 Percent COVID Vaccination Target

100 percent of staff working at BRHS’ aged care facility, Maddocks Gardens, have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine. The achievement comes ahead of an Australian Government mandate that everyone working in an aged care facility be vaccinated against COVID-19. BRHS’ Aged Care Manager, Paul Rosenquist, said

COVID Commander Jeroen Weimar Applauds “Extraordinary” Effort of BRHS Staff

Jeroen Weimar, Commander of the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 response, visited Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) today to thank staff for their outstanding commitment to protecting this community during the Coronavirus pandemic. “The resilience and determination healthcare workers have shown over the past two years is just extraordinary,”

Living With a Disability? There Is Help For You to Access the COVID Vaccine

If you or someone you care for is living with a disability, there is a staff person at BRHS dedicated to helping you access local health services, including getting the COVID vaccine. Earlier this week the Victorian Government announced $5 million in funding to improve access to COVID Vaccination