Category: East Gippsland

BRHS Planned Activity Group’s hand-made Anzac Day salute

Members of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Planned Activity Group have put together an Anzac Day tribute with a very personal touch. The Planned Activity Group meets each weekday at BRHS’ Ross Street campus to share time and friendship in pursuit of a joint activity, with a different group of

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

Anzac Day: the tragic story of a Bairnsdale nurse

Today, on Anzac Day, we salute the many, many thousands of East Gippsland people who served Australia during times of conflict. We salute those who paid the ultimate price so far from home, and those who returned to Australia – some safe and well, others with wounds that brought

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

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

Kitchen garden adds flavour to meals at BRHS

A bumper crop of herbs in a newly-established kitchen garden at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is delivering real benefits for patient meals and some fresh produce for BRHS staff to use. BRHS Acting Executive Chef Laura Akkerman said the garden was established behind the scenes in spring last year