Staff share what “Respect Is…” to them for 16 Days of Activism campaign

During the 16 Days of Activism campaign, Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) staff shared what “Respect Is…” to them. Watch the video on Vimeo. The aim of this campaign, aligned with Respect Victoria’s Respect Women: Call It Out campaign, is to bring awareness to and change how women and their children are treated within our […]

Mask wearing still applicable in hospitals

Victorian State Government yesterday announced some changes to directions around the use of face masks across the state. Please note that it is still a requirement for any visitors into our hospitals or Aged Care facilities to wear a mask while visiting. Masks and hand sanitisers are available at the entrance to each of our […]

16 Days of Activism

Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) are participating in the 16 Days of Activism campaign that is run every year. The campaign begins on 25 November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends on 10 December, which is International Human Rights Day. 16 Days of Activism is all about creating momentum, raising […]

Maternal and Child Health restarting

Mother nursing baby

Hepburn Shire Maternal and Child Health Service, is delighted to inform our wonderful community that from 2nd November all MCH appointments will be face to face in the MCH clinic. The Trentham MCH Centre has reopened and will hold a clinic on alternate Thursdays. CHO/Commonwealth advice has changed, all nurses will now be wearing a […]

The Spring edition of the CHRH Community Newsletter is here!

The Spring edition of the Central Highlands Rural Health Community Newsletter is now available to download. In this issue there’s an article about a local photographer’s work capturing life during coronavirus, an update on dementia education, an inside look on how we value your donations, information about telephone support for older people, a sneak peak […]

Halloween at Creswick Aged Care

Given half the chance, the staff at Creswick Aged Care never miss an opportunity to dress up. This week, the lifestyle and nursing staff put on a terrifying performance in honour of Halloween. The event was organised by lifestyle coordinator, Heather (centre right). In scary costumes and face masks, the staff did the Time Warp […]

COVID-19 Survey- Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond

Many thanks to those who completed our recent online survey Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond. We were overwhelmed with the number of respondents and coverage across the Hepburn Shire and surrounding regions. The survey has highlighted the significant impacts that COVID-19 has had on individuals living in our community, from not being able […]

Treehouse Reopens (again!)

After months of waiting, the Treehouse has once again opened its doors to clients and we couldn’t be happier! The Treehouse is Kyneton Health’s supportive and safe social place for people with a palliative condition, dementia or any chronic illness that contributes to them feeling isolated or lonely. The program is running Monday to Thursday […]

Food Relief resources in the Hepburn Shire and Kyneton region

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Population Health team at Central Highlands Rural Health have developed a downloadable resource of organisations offering food relief and food services across the Hepburn Shire and Kyneton region. The resources are regularly updated so please continue to check back for the latest version. Download the Hepburn Shire and […]

Dementia Action Week: 21-27 September 2020

This Dementia Action Week, we’re joining forces with Dementia Australia to show how we support people living with dementia to live well for many years after their diagnosis. Dementia affects close to half a million Australians. That number is set double in the next 25 years. With so many people impacted now and into the […]