COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Central Highlands Rural Health’s COVID-19 vaccination program began mid-March with the initial rollout focused on phase 1a frontline healthcare workers and vulnerable aged care residents. We continue to work with the Grampians and Loddon-Mallee vaccinations hubs, as well as state and federal governments, on the vaccination rollout program. At the present time, we are unable […]

Dementia Friendly Aged Care Unit Officially Opens in Creswick

Central Highlands Rural Health recently welcomed Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan to Creswick Aged Care to officially open its new Dementia friendly unit. The upgrade was made possible thanks to the Labor Government’s $470 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF) and includes 12 private rooms complete with ensuites. Based on best practice […]

Invitation to complete Hepburn Shire Council’s Public Health and Wellbeing Plan Survey

Central Highlands Rural Health is collaborating with Hepburn Shire Council to undertake a survey to help identify community health and wellbeing priorities. The survey will help Hepburn Shire Council to set goals and identify areas for improvement across a four-year Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. The plan will also consider the priorities set out in […]

Expression of Interest to participate in VR program

Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) is running a three week Virtual Reality (VR) program for young people who live in the Creswick area and are aged 12 to 14 years. The program aims to enhance physical activity using games that require movement. VR technology requires participants to put a ski-like mask over their eyes to […]

Creswick Men’s Friendship Shed hosts health gathering

Aussie blokes are often reluctant to seek help and even talk about their health concerns. The Hepburn Shire Men’s Health Gathering took place on Tuesday 23 March at Creswick’s Doug Lindsay reserve and provided an opportunity for local men to learn about and informally discuss male health issues in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The […]

Central Highlands Rural Health’s Aged Care residents receive COVID vaccine

On Thursday 18 March, Central Highlands Rural Health continued its phase 1a roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in Creswick, Daylesford and Trentham Aged Care facilities. More than 70 residents across the three sites rolled up their sleeves to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was administered by the Grampian’s mobile vaccination team from […]

Frontline workers receive Pfizer vaccine at Central Highlands Rural Health’s Kyneton Campus

This week marks an exciting and important chapter in the fight against COVID-19, with the first vaccinations administered to high-risk frontline staff at Central Highlands Rural Health’s Kyneton campus.   During the initial rollout, sixty frontline staff received the Pfizer vaccine, one of two COVID-19 vaccines to receive Commonwealth regulatory approval from the Therapeutic Goods […]

Returning to a COVIDsafe Summer – 26th February 2021

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Victoria returned to COVIDSafe settings from 11:59pm on Friday 26 February 2021. This mean there are no specific limits on visitors to hospital or Aged Care facilities set the Victorian Government. The number of visits, the length of the visit and the purpose of the visit are set by the nurse in charge of the […]

Healthy Lunchboxes, Healthy Kids!

The Population Health Team have put together some terrific resources to support healthy kinder and school lunchboxes. Having a healthy lunchbox during childhood helps to develop and sustain healthy habits throughout our life. It also supports children to behave well, learn better and be happy during the day. The Healthy Lunchbox for Parents and Carers […]

Returning to a COVIDsafe Summer – 18th February 2021

In line with yesterday’s statement from the Premier, Central Highlands Rural Health campuses will implement the following from 11.59pm on Wednesday 17th February: Residential Aged Care and Acute Facilities: One household may visit a resident or patient once per day. Exceptions continue to apply. Face masks remain mandatory in all settings Symptomatic individuals (e.g. sore […]