Category: East Gippsland

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

BRHS home-based care enhanced with hospital bed donation

When it comes to raising money for Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, the Bairnsdale and District Past Trained Nurses and Associates group never lies down on the job – especially when raising money to buy a hospital bed for a special purpose. The group has purchased a fully functioning hospital

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

Fundraisers boost BRHS care for East Gippsland

Two of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s fundraising auxiliaries have made substantial donations to BRHS to buy medical equipment for the care of people across East Gippsland. The BRHS Kiosk Auxiliary, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, made a series of donations including: The auxiliary has also purchased a

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 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