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Pharmacy Waiver Program launches in Epping

Critical support for people seeking asylum living in Hume and Whittlesea is now available through a new Pharmacy Waiver Program, launched today by Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny MP. ... Learn more

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Education and open conversation help to ease fears on World Cancer Day

Addressing myths and misinformation is one of the key priorities today on World Cancer Day. According to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), fear is often caused by the misconception that cancer is without a cure and nothing can be done. This often causes people to put off seeking advice and treatment, resulting in worse outcomes due to late diagnoses. ... Learn more

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Expression of Interest – Aged Care Residential Placement Provider

Cabrini Health is seeking expressions of interest from Aged Care Residential Placement Providers (ACRPP) to assist the Cabrini Social Work team across all Cabrini sites. ... Learn more

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Medical scribes could help doctors care for more patients

A new role in the health system could improve efficiency in emergency departments and decrease the time patients spend in emergency departments, following a successful trial in hospitals throughout Victoria recently published in The BMJ. ... Learn more

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and with that comes the reminder to all women, no matter their age, to get a check-up if they feel something isn’t right. It is also a reminder to those women battling ovarian cancer that they aren’t alone. ... Learn more

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Surprise New Year’s delivery for two new mums

There was plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day at Cabrini, with the arrival of two babies to herald the start of 2019. ... Learn more

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Season's Greetings

Christmas is one of the happiest and holiest feast days in the Christian calendar, a joyous time that resonates around the world. ... Learn more

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Cabrini's approach to end-of-life care

At Cabrini, we believe doctors and other healthcare practitioners should not intentionally cause the death of a person in their care and should not assist a person in taking their own life. ... Learn more

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Emergency Department waiting times available online

“Knowing I would be seen quickly at Cabrini, removed a lot of that stress. I had her home and tucked up in bed before I would have even been seen elsewhere.” ... Learn more

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Giving back provides sense of purpose

At 94 years old, Mabel Hibbert is older than most of the residents at Cabrini Ashwood but spending time there keeps her young at heart. ... Learn more

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Surgical visit to Papua New Guinea reinforces love of the job

Cabrini Outreach has been sending an orthopaedic surgical team to Modilon General Hospital in Papua New Guinea since 2000. ... Learn more

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Cabrini Ashwood receives food excellence award

Cabrini Residential Aged Care in Ashwood has earned a City of Monash Golden Plate Award for its food services for the fifth year in a row. ... Learn more

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New Board Chair for Cabrini

Sylvia Falzon has been announced as the new Chair of Cabrini’s Board of Directors, taking the reins in October 2018. ... Learn more

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Swift actions save mother and son

Three weeks before her due date, Christine Dean was touring Cabrini’s birthing suites when she asked a midwife to check her baby. She did not expect to give birth to son Jack within hours.
... Learn more

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Expansion of cafe services at Brighton and Malvern campuses

We are pleased to announce, following a competitive tender process, Zouki has been selected as the successful provider to continue this service. Zouki will commence operation on 1 December. ... Learn more

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

With one of the lowest survival rates of all major cancers, pancreatic cancer statistics have not changed significantly in more than 40 years. ... Learn more

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World Diabetes Day shines the light on undiagnosed patients

Diabetes is recognised as one of the world’s fastest growing chronic conditions, yet one in every two adults with diabetes remains undiagnosed. ... Learn more

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Mini-Field of Women marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the lawns of Cabrini Brighton

100 Pink Lady silhouettes were planted in the hospital’s gardens and Cabrini staff were invited to write personal messages as a tribute to patients with breast cancer. ... Learn more

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International Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2018

During International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, from October 20-27, Cabrini is recognising people with brain tumours and raising awareness of this condition. ... Learn more

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Shining a light on spirituality in healthcare

Pastoral Care Week (October 21-27) is an international celebration of the provision of spiritual and emotional care. At Cabrini, we have a team dedicated to helping patients and staff connect with their own spirituality and faith. ... Learn more

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Celebrating the 1st Anniversary for GenesisCare Radiation Oncology

Today marks the first anniversary of GenesisCare Radiation Oncology opening its doors at Cabrini Malvern. The hospital-based service enables Cabrini patients to access comprehensive cancer treatment in one location. Inpatients at Cabrini Malvern, Brighton and Prahran as well as outpatients have access to the service. ... Learn more

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Cabrini Emergency Department recognised in Emergency Nursing awards

Cabrini’s Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department received a Certificate of Special Recognition in the International Conference for Emergency Nursing 2018 Australasian Emergency Department of the Year awards. ... Learn more

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Organoids a powerful way to probe bowel cancer biology

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in Australia. In order to increase survival rates for colorectal cancer, we need to apply current therapies effectively and develop new treatment targets.
... Learn more

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Papua New Guinean doctor John Bolnga receives inaugural research scholarship

Cabrini’s Outreach program is helping to improve the quality and safety of health care in Papua New Guinea, with the inaugural John Griffiths Research Travel scholarship awarded in 2018 to Papua New Guinean doctor John Bolnga. ... Learn more

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Improving health outcomes for refugee women

Cabrini is supporting PhD scholar Sue Willey to evaluate the implementation of a perinatal mental health screening program to improve health outcomes for refugee women and their families. ... Learn more

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The true cost of not getting a good night's sleep

October 1-7 is Sleep Awareness Week, which is about educating the public about what is considered “normal sleep” so they are able to determine if they are having insufficient sleep or may have a sleep disorder. ... Learn more

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Cabrini’s breast cancer luncheon shows the lighter side of cancer

Away from the challenges of chemotherapy and the scars of surgery, the Cabrini Brightways breast cancer luncheon was a celebration of life and a pillar of hope for women living with breast cancer. ... Learn more

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Cabrini patients participate in Australian-first cancer drug trial

For the first time in Australia, a major new cancer treatment drug is being given to patients at Cabrini. ... Learn more

Make sure to get yourself checked during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

It all starts with a blood test, it is as simple as that. ... Learn more

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Celebrating the remarkable work of our physiotherapists.

On 8 September we are celebrating World Physiotherapy Day—a global event recognising the incredible role physiotherapists play in the community. This is an opportunity to reflect on the fantastic physiotherapy services we have at Cabrini ... Learn more

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Cabrini medical team performs life-saving surgery for mother of four from Papua New Guinea

When Ms Haro first begun suffering migraines in January, doctors in Papua New Guinea told her she was suffering from Dengue fever, and later said she had malaria. ... Learn more

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Holistic approach to deliver peace of mind

September is Dementia Australia’s Dementia Awareness Month. In turn, Cabrini Health is encouraging people who are concerned about a loved one to seek help and advice. ... Learn more

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Father’s Day babies arrive in time to celebrate with their new dads

Father’s Day was made extra special for two new dads who welcomed their babies into the world on Sunday at Cabrini Malvern. ... Learn more

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This week is National Stroke Week: 3-9 September #fightstroke

More than 80% of strokes can be prevented by taking some simple steps to manage risk factors by living a healthy life. ... Learn more

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Cabrini Brighton and Dementia Australia join forces to provide dementia-friendly rehabilitation service

Today, Cabrini Health, in partnership with Dementia Australia, launched one of Australia’s first purpose-designed dementia-friendly rehabilitation environments at Brighton. ... Learn more

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Rehabilitation Quality and Patient Experience Committee

Are you interested in improving quality and the patient experience in health care? ... Learn more

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Have your say

We are seeking interest from the community to join our Patient and Family Register ... Learn more

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Congratulations to Professor Peter Dwyer

On behalf of Cabrini and our medical staff, we warmly congratulate Professor Peter Dwyer, a gynaecologist and urogynaecologist at Cabrini Malvern ... Learn more

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What if you couldn't speak?

Communication is an essential part of everyday life, but what if you couldn’t speak? During Speech Pathology Week (19-25 August), Cabrini Health is encouraging people to seek help if they are struggling to communicate. ... Learn more

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Life-changing surgery for Tongan teenager thanks to the generosity of Cabrini

Mr Blake and the Cabrini perioperative team volunteered their time to remove the tumour from the 19-year-old’s jaw during a risky, eight-hour surgical operation. ... Learn more

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Why have your baby at Cabrini?

The Age newspaper spoke to Dr Danielle Wilkins, obstetrician and Director of Maternity Services at Cabrini, to find out. ... Learn more

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News from the first day of the international health commission meeting

It’s a cold morning, and the mercury hasn’t yet hit today’s high of just 13 degrees. But the chill isn’t bothering the growing crowd of people gathered on a small grass area at the Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne. ... Learn more

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Call for new approaches to chronic pain management

During National Pain Week (23-29 July 2018), Cabrini pain specialist Dr Kenneth Shum is calling for patients and the medical profession to adopt holistic approaches to managing chronic pain, rather than simply relying on pain medications. ... Learn more

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Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub

As we mark the second anniversary of the official opening of the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, it’s timely to reflect on how well we have met our goals and aspirations. ... Learn more

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Even Obstetricians choose Cabrini Maternity

Cabrini obstetrician Dr Jaclyn Wloszczowski chose Cabrini Maternity for her own maternity care, safely delivering baby Alannah on the evening of Mothers’ Day with the help of obstetrician Dr Danielle Wilkins (Director of Cabrini Maternity) and Cabrini midwives. ... Learn more

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Emergency medicine demands excellence at each step of patient care.

The Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department at Cabrini Malvern sees more than 23,000 patients a year and receives the largest number of ambulances – more than 5000 – of any private hospital in the country. ... Learn more

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Cabrini doctor honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

Cabrini congratulates Dr Roderic Phillips, who was honored with the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to rogaining and to paediatric dermatology.

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Creating an environment for all children

A new project is providing support for children who have autism, bringing about changes in the way we care for young people in our paediatric unit at Cabrini Malvern – including the introduction of daily quiet time, a special pre-admission clinic and better communication. ... Learn more

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Cabrini oncologist Dr Yoland Antill in the news

This week, Cabrini medical oncologist Dr Yoland Antill appeared on Network Ten’s popular evening television program The Project to discuss a major medical breakthrough that is likely to influence treatment plans for many oncology patients. ... Learn more

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All signs are positive for Cabrini Malvern's new Gandel Wing

Work on the new Gandel Wing, on Wattletree Road at the corner of Isabella Street, is progressing well with the new building on-track to open in 2019. ... Learn more

Wheels keep turning for Cabrini volunteer

Eleven years a volunteer and Mark ‘Wheels’ Wheeler keeps rolling on, even through his own tragedy, to make a remarkable difference for people in need at Cabrini. ... Learn more

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Palliative Care is about extending life, not ending it, say experts

Experts who work with patients with advanced illness at Cabrini in Melbourne say it’s time to redefine what is meant by palliative care, with figures clearly showing that palliative care is about extending life and living it to its fullest rather than ending it. ... Learn more

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Cabrini calls for the reinstatement of basic services for people seeking asylum

In March 2018, the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub experienced a surge in demand with a 100 per cent increase in the number of referrals for the month. ... Learn more

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Call to review heart medications as Cabrini starts Heart Week conference

Heart disease continues to be a major killer in Australia but many people with heart conditions could be doing better by having their medication adjusted, says a leading cardiologist. ... Learn more

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Research into irregular heartbeat proves patients can live longer

Recent studies into the impact of cardiac procedures for people with irregular heartbeats, or atrial fibrillation (AF), have proven there’ve been huge advances in success and survival in the last few years, says Cabrini Cardiologist, Professor Peter Kistler. ... Learn more

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After ten years TAVI doubters have been persuaded that it works

Cabrini’s heart team is marking ten years of a ground-breaking procedure – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) – which has made life-saving treatment at lower risk available to many more patients. ... Learn more

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Challenging a gold standard – is it time to throw out 100 years of blood pressure monitoring?

A research partnership between Cabrini Health and Monash University is developing a reliable alternative to standard blood pressure monitoring in 100 years. ... Learn more

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Emergency Departments - public or private?

Emergency departments were once the exclusive domain of Australia’s large public hospitals, but today more than half a million consultations are conducted every year by senior emergency doctors in the private sector with high levels of patient satisfaction. ... Learn more

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Cutting-edge treatment for Parkinson's Disease

More than 80,000 Australians live with Parkinson’s Disease and Cabrini is fortunate to have two doctors – neurologist Dr Wesley Thevathasan and neurosurgeon Mr Kristian Bulluss. ... Learn more

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Supporting Parkinson's Sufferers

World Parkinson’s Day will be held on Wednesday 11 April 2018. It marks the birthday of James Parkinson who in the 19th Century, first described the “shaking palsy’ in 1817. ... Learn more

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Waiting times now published at Cabrini Emergency

Mindful of the public’s abhorrence of long waiting times, the Cabrini website now publishes expected Emergency Department waiting times, and the number of patients yet to be seen by a doctor. ... Learn more

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Federal Health minister opens NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence at Cabrini

“Across the globe (there is) inappropriately high use of imaging, rest, opioids, spinal injections and surgery. Doing more of the same will not reduce low back pain disability nor its long term consequences.” – Professor Rachelle Buchbinder ... Learn more

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Our continuing commitment to Medical Imaging

Cabrini Medical Imaging is undergoing significant development and building works continuing through the early part of the year to provide a new modality and update some of our current equipment. ... Learn more

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Marking World Glaucoma Week

Cabrini ophthalmologist Dr Simon Skalicky gave an interview about glaucoma on ABC Melbourne’s Afternoon program. ... Learn more

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2018 Peter Meese Memorial Lecture

Person - and family - centred care: what does it really mean? ... Learn more

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Cardiac services with heart

One of Cabrini’s great strengths is its cardiac care and now it has opened Cabrini Heart: a grouping of three cardiac therapies: catheterisation, surgery and rehabilitation. ... Learn more

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Cabrini doctor honoured

Professor David Kissane has received the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the Australia Day Honours list. ... Learn more

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New radiation oncology service open at Cabrini Malvern

This week, GenesisCare Victoria opened its new radiation oncology treatment centre at Cabrini Malvern with a busy start. ... Learn more

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Students vote cardiologist Dr Meroula Richardson an excellent teacher

When the University of Notre Dame students – who form part of the medical student cohort rotating through Cabrini – were asked to vote for the teacher whom they felt was the most enthusiastic, inspiring and helpful, they didn’t hesitate to nominate cardiologist Dr Meroula Richardson. ... Learn more

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A hospital building for the future

It would be hard to miss the large hole at the corner of Wattletree Road and Isabella Street, which has appeared at the site of the former medical centre 1 at Cabrini Malvern. ... Learn more

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Fears for vulnerable people affected by SRSS changes

Medical professionals providing direct care to clients of Cabrini’s Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub have expressed concern about the impact Federal Government’s cuts to payments for refugees and asylum seekers. ... Learn more

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Cabrini’s health missions put on a great show

It was a full house for the Showcase Session at Cabrini’s International Health Commission Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 August. ... Learn more

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The greatest gift of all

To mark DonateLife Week (29 July until 5 August), Cabrini intensive care specialist Dr Steve Philpot shares his unique perspective on the value of organ donation, telling how the life of one saved four. ... Learn more

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Cabrini entrance works, Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 October

If you’re visiting Cabrini Malvern this weekend, you will notice some extra activity around our main entrance, but rest assured all patient services will operate as usual. ... Learn more

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Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub

Cabrini’s Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub in Brunswick is helping some of the most vulnerable in our community. ... Learn more

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