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News archive 2012 - 2013

From Mildura to Melbourne in five days by pedal power

Ride For The Hills to finish in Malvern on Friday 20 December ... Learn more

New Health Service and Community Benefit Report released

The Cabrini Health Service and Community Benefit Report 2012-13 is now available and is designed to provide an overview of the health services and community benefits provided by Cabrini during 2012-13. ... Learn more

Health Minister David Davis opens new Cabrini Linen Service

The Hon David Davis MLC, Victorian Minister for Health, officially opened the new Cabrini Linen Service facility at 3 Logis Blvd, Dandenong South on Tuesday 19 November. ... Learn more

New Patricia Peck Education and Research Precinct Open

More than 80 people attended the opening and blessing of Cabrini’s Patricia Peck Education and Research Precinct at 154 Wattletree Road, Malvern on 12 November 2013. It was officially opened by Cr Matthew Koce, Mayor of Stonnington, and we received a Blessing from the Reverend Monsignor Anthony Ireland, Episcopal Vicar for Health and Aged Care. ... Learn more

Consumers help to shape Cabrini's services

Cabrini’s new Patient, Resident and Family Experience Advisory Committee met for the first time in October 2013. Approximately half of the positions have been filled by Cabrini executives/staff and the other half by community members. ... Learn more

Cabrini named a finalist in the Health Minister's new award

Cabrini is one of three finalists in the Minister’s Award for Private Hospital Excellence: Cabrini’s award entry about our neuro-oncology service is a finalist together with Brunswick Private and North Melbourne Dialysis Clinic. ... Learn more

Premier's Sustainability Awards – People’s Choice Winner!

Cabrini has won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ category of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards. ... Learn more

Cabrini Research Day turns spotlight on cancer research

The theme for 2013 Cabrini Research Day is: Cancer 2015 – Research to personalise cancer treatment and identify long-term outcomes. ... Learn more

Cabrini featured on ABC TV's Four Corners program

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At Cabrini, we are now seeking expressions of interest for our new Cabrini Patient, Resident and Family Experience Advisory Committee. ... Learn more

Cardiac patients at the centre of care

Patient satisfaction is now at an all-time high in Cabrini Malvern’s south ward thanks to staggered admission times and a collaborative partnership between nurses, medical consulting rooms, orderlies, pre-admission staff, the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, patient services and hotel services departments and Cabrini volunteers. ... Learn more

Starting with a clean sheet

On 20 June 2013, Cabrini celebrates World Refugee Day by turning a spotlight on the Cabrini Linen Service, which has a culturally diverse workforce including refugees and recently arrived migrants. ... Learn more

A fighting chance against bowel cancer

Cabrini is working hard to give Australian patients and their families a fighting chance against bowel cancer not only during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month but every day of the year through its health promotion initiative Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer. ... Learn more

International Men’s Health Week

International Men’s Health Week is an opportunity for us all of us to encourage the men in our lives, the husbands, fathers, sons, brothers and friends, to have an annual health check. It could just save their lives! ... Learn more

Cabrini celebrates being green

Cabrini is celebrating World Environment Day on 6 June by reminding staff to be mindful of the resources we consume in our work and promoting practices that have positive environmental effects. ... Learn more

Send a message to your loved one

When you can’t be here in person to visit a family member or friend at Cabrini, you can send a message via the Cabrini website by simply going to the ‘send a message’ page on our website. ... Learn more

Cabrini celebrates Palliative Care week

The theme for Palliative Care Week 2013 (being held 19-25 May) ‘Palliative care . . . everyone’s business’ resonates strongly at Cabrini where our specialist palliative care doctors, nurses, allied health and pastoral care staff work hard to ensure our patients who have a life-limiting illness and their families receive the best possible care. ... Learn more

Cabrini among the top maternity hospitals

Cabrini is ranked the second top maternity service nationally, according to the results of Medibank Private’s annual national survey into maternity hospital experiences announced to coincide with Mother’s Day. More than 1500 patients across Australia completed the survey. ... Learn more

Cabrini does so much more

The theme for Private Hospitals Week (held 12-18 May) is ‘we do so much more’. ... Learn more

Cabrini celebrates National Volunteer Week

Cabrini is celebrating National Volunteer Week 13-19 May, Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. Today in Australia more than 6 million people volunteer annually. This represents more than one-third of Australia’s adult population. ... Learn more

Spotlight on brain cancer

Brain Cancer Action Week (28 April-4 May), an initiative of the Cancer Council, is designed to increase awareness and funding for brain cancer. Brain cancer is one of the least understood cancers in Australia, despite it being one of the most fatal. ... Learn more

Privacy is your business

Cabrini is marking Privacy Awareness Week (28 April to 4 May 2013), with an annual campaign to promote greater privacy awareness and the importance of protecting personal information with a promotion aimed at staff, patients and their families. ... Learn more

From Gaza to Melbourne for surgery that changed Hala’s life

Seven year old Hala Dawwas will go home to Gaza this week to lead a normal life thanks to the surgical team at Cabrini and Children First Foundation. Surgeons and staff will gather to say goodbye when Hala visits the hospital on Wednesday 17 April to thank the staff for their care. ... Learn more

Bright new direction for Cabrini - new breast cancer service launched

Cabrini, one of Victoria’s largest cancer treatment centres, has launched an innovative new breast cancer service called Brightways based at Cabrini Brighton. ... Learn more

Jane East awarded Peter Meese honour

Jane East of Cabrini Palliative Care Prahran received the Peter Meese study/travel grant at the 2013 Peter Meese memorial lecture held at Cabrini Malvern on 26 March. ... Learn more

Honouring consumer rights

Cabrini is marking World Consumer Rights Day (15 March 2013) with a special promotion of our consumer group, the Cabrini Patient and Family Register, throughout Cabrini’s hospitals and healthcare facilities. ... Learn more

International Women’s Day 2013

The theme for 2013 International Women’s Day is ‘The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum’. International Women’s Day is held annually on 8 March to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
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Cabrini's green fitness confirmed

Cabrini has been awarded ISO14001 certification for its environmental-management system and is the first large metropolitan health service to have this distinction. ... Learn more

Cancer Council seeks participants

Cancer Council seeks participants in world-first study on spiritual wellbeing ... Learn more

Vale Sister Irma Lunghi (MSC)

Sister Irma Lunghi (MSC), who made a lasting and positive impact on Cabrini in Australia, died peacefully in the company of Cabrini Sisters on 30 January at St Cabrini Nursing Home in New York aged 86 years. ... Learn more

World Cancer Day and 25 years of Cabrini Day Oncology

Monday 4 February 2013 was World Cancer Day promoted by the Union for International Cancer Control and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The theme of the 2013 event is ‘Cancer: did you know?’ in an effort to improve general knowledge about cancer and dismiss misconceptions about the disease. ... Learn more

A touch of retail therapy in the Cabrini Gift Shop

The Cabrini Gift Shop, located on ground level at Cabrini Malvern, provides a rewarding retail experience for patients, visitors and staff, as staff member Barbara Summerbell explains. ... Learn more

Cabrini Malvern rated highly by HCF members

Cabrini Malvern was the only hospital in Victoria to receive a top ten rating, scoring 9.1 out of 10 for hospital satisfaction. ... Learn more

Cabrini Research Day a success

The annual celebration of research included 18 research poster presentations and 12 oral presentations on a diverse range of topics, as well as the keynote address. ... Learn more

Cabrini health service and community benefit report released

The Cabrini health service and community benefit report 2010-11 is now available. It outlines Cabrini’s achievements and activities and incorporates the organisation’s community benefit report. ... Learn more

Cabrini Brighton initiative improves journey for Bayside cancer patient

Within days of her cancer diagnosis, Anne Nicholson, Quality Manager at Cabrini Brighton, was confronted by her next challenge: the prospect of losing her hair. Eight years later, this experience has informed a Cabrini first – the launch of the Cabrini Wig Room in Bayside.

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Cabrini’s ICU survivors celebrate a second chance at life

“Out of this world” is how patient James (Jim) Rankin described the care he and his family received during a 25-day stay in Cabrini Malvern’s intensive care unit (ICU) in mid-2011.

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Australia honours the Reverend Father Bill Uren (AO)

Cabrini Health’s Father Bill Uren (Fr Uren), a Jesuit priest, has been honoured with an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Australia Day Honours List.

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Research identifies Cabrini as a leader in reliable excellence in care

According to the findings of research into the impact of reliable excellence in care on hospital performance, Cabrini has been identified as a leader in reliable excellence in healthcare. ... Learn more