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Lorne Hospital staffer Celebrating Aged Care

Lorne Community Hospital’s Janet Smartt will be special guest at the official Celebrating Aged Care Week event at the MCG on August 17. Janet, who is the Support Services Manager, won last year’s Celebrating Aged Care Leadership Award for her excellent contribution in...

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Alcohol and other Drug Recovery Project 2017

Rural and Regional Victoria have long been identified as hot spots for drug and alcohol misuse however like Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital's catchment, many rural locations do not have capacity to provide integrated models of care for clients going through...

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Heart Disease is a major cause of death in women.

This may come to many women as a surprise but heart disease contributes to more deaths among women than most forms of cancer Around 23,455 women die from cardio vascular in Australia every year, compared with 21,937 men. That’s around three women every hour. Another...

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Lorne Community Hospital launches aged care upgrades

Aged Care for the Lorne community has been given a facelift with a refurbishment of the Lorne Community Hospital’s (LCH) aged care facilities. More than 40 people attended the official opening of the hospital’s aged care unit, which was held earlier this week. The...

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Advance Care Planning is not just for the Elderly.

What is advance care planning? Advance care planning is the process of planning for future health and personal care whereby a person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known so they can guide clinical decision making at a future time when that person cannot...

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2016 Celebrating Aged Care Awards Announced

Lorne Community Hospital’s Service Support Manager, Janet Smartt was awarded the highly prestigious ‘Aged Care Leadership Award’ at the aged care forum hosted by Victorian Health Association and Public Sector Residential Aged Care at the MCG on Friday 21 October. The...

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Free Spring Health Check

Spring has arrived Swoop in for a Free Spring Health Check. For all Wye River and Separation Creek Community The Lorne Community Hospital is continuing to offer comprehensive medical health checks to ALL community members of Wye River and Separation Creek. All...

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Celebrating National Op Shop week

Its National Op Shop week. Not only would the Lorne Community Hospital like to personally recognise the support and dedication from everyone involved at the Lorne Op Shop but to raise awareness of the importance of op shops in our community. National Op Shop Week is...

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LCH Nurse passionate about education.

Jason’s qualifications and experience as a Registered Nurse range across acute and urgent health care over the last 22 years. His position as Nurse Unit Manager at the Lorne Community Hospital has enabled him to develop a broad understanding of the issues and...

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Health services say ‘no’ to sugary drinks

Health services across southwest Victoria have taken a world-leading step to address growing levels of obesity by discontinuing the sale of sugary drinks at their campuses, from Geelong right through to Warrnambool and Portland in the south and Hamilton in the north....

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Honouring our Volunteers

Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week 2016, which runs from 9-15 May. In 2016 we continue to celebrate the theme Give Happy, Live Happy which, explores the research that shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives. Associate Professor Dr Thomas...

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