Category: Women’s Health

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

BRHS gets to the heart of the matter with new program

As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure – and that’s precisely the aim of a new program at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service to address heart attacks and heart disease before they occur. The program, Healthy Hearts, which is funded by the Gippsland Primary Health Network, works

Health gains a reason to celebrate #IWD2023

On International Women’s Day – Wednesday, 8 March – BRHS takes the opportunity to thank and celebrate all the women that drive our health service. Women’s Community Health Nurse Dianne Gibbs is one of them.After more than three decades in women’s health, Dianne Gibbs says she’s seen many exciting

New midwives love living, working in Bairnsdale

New midwives love living, working in Bairnsdale A stimulating work environment and East Gippsland’s enviable lifestyle have enticed two midwives to join the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service team. Experienced Registered Midwives and Nurses Renae Meade and Lizzie Grimstad have joined BRHS’s Maternity Unit, a move that they say is

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