Category: Public Health Campaigns

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

Ashleigh takes the lead to help Close the Gap

Employing more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health sector is a key to bringing true equality to health care. That’s the view of Ashleigh Munro, a Gunaikurnai woman with ties to the Kamilaroi and Dunghutti mobs through her father, who is the manager of Bairnsdale Regional

Positive on a RAT? Tell us, join our COVID Pathway

If you test positive to coronavirus (COVID-19) with a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), it’s vital that you register your result – for your own health, your carers and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service. BRHS Sub-Regional Partnerships and Innovation Lead Julie Lawrence (pictured) says Department of Health figures suggest an increasing

“It Is Clear That Progress Needs to be Faster” – BRHS CEO Urges More Action to Close The Gap

The following text is taken from a speech delivered by BRHS CEO Robyn Hayles at the Close The Gap Day ceremony at the health service on Thursday, 17, Feb. BRHS is proud to hold this Close The Gap gathering today to recognise the unacceptable gap between non-indigenous and indigenous

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

#StrongerTogether – Allied Health Team Celebrate Their Collective Strengths!

Allied Health Professionals Day is Thursday 14 Oct., and all this week there’s some fun activities happening over in the Allied Health building. The theme of Allied Health Professionals Day this year is #StrongerTogether, and Allied Health Clinical Educator and Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Durie has fully embraced that theme with

You Know Them Best – RAISE Campaign Encourages Patients, Families to Raise Their Hand for Help

BRHS is redoubling its efforts to encourage patients and their loved ones to be actively involved in their care and treatment. Beside every bed at the Bairnsdale hospital now you’ll find information about what to do in the event that you are concerned about your condition or that of