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News archive 2017

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The same heart but a new face

During the Christmas season 2017, Cabrini Rehabilitation (Glenhuntly Road campus) will close for two weeks for much needed refurbishments, reopening better and brighter on Monday 8 January. ... Learn more

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Gifts from the heart

The Cabrini community gathered recently to celebrate Christmas with some our most generous supporters: those who plan to leave Cabrini a charitable gift in their Will. ... Learn more

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New vascular consulting suites open at Cabrini Malvern

Cabrini’s approach to gathering specialities together into precincts to promote collegiality, collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas has resulted in a brand new vascular precinct at Cabrini Malvern, which is now open. ... Learn more

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All welcome at Cabrini Research Week 2017

Cabrini will host its annual Research Week from 18-22 September 2017 at Cabrini Malvern with free events being held at its Brighton, Malvern and Elsternwick campuses ... Learn more

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Cabrini's stand on compassionate support for asylum seekers

On Sunday 27 August, the Federal Government confirmed its intention to cut income and housing support for 370 asylum seekers brought to Australia from Nauru and Manus Island for medical care. ... Learn more

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Sue Grasby of Cabrini Named CHA Nurse of the Year

Sue Grasby RN, a nurse manager at Cabrini Malvern, has been awarded Catholic Health Australia’s (CHA) annual Nurse of the Year Award for 2017. ... Learn more

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Funding boost for Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer

The Collie Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery and Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer, a Cabrini health promotion initiative, in support of its world-leading research in organoids. ... Learn more

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

Cabrini Health does not support the introduction of voluntary assisted dying legislation in Victoria. Together with the Australian Medical Association, Palliative Care Australia and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, we believe that a procedure that has the sole intention of ending a patient’s life has no place in good clinical practice.
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Settlement of court proceedings in relation to allegations against the late Dr Andrew Churchyard

Cabrini welcomes this report, which has provided clarity around the issues, and has accepted the recommendations that apply to us. We have implemented changes designed to strengthen safeguards in relation to patient safety. ... Learn more

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Free information sessions for people living with a brain tumour

Free information for people living with a brain tumour and their friends and family will be available at Cabrini Malvern, 183 Wattletree Road in Malvern, starting on Thursday 21 September 2017. ... Learn more

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Improvements to carparking at Cabrini Malvern

Entry and egress to the patient & visitor carpark at Cabrini Malvern have been improved with a new entrance featuring two lanes inbound in the morning and two lanes outbound in the afternoon. ... Learn more

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Naming of Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department unveiled

Today Cabrini celebrated the naming of the Alan, Ada and Eva Selwyn Emergency Department (ED) located at Cabrini Malvern and unveiled new signage to mark the occasion. ... Learn more

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Cabrini rejects proposal for doctor-assisted suicide

Our doctors and staff work every day to preserve health and to improve quality of life for our patients and this purpose has driven us to develop an extensive and highly regarded palliative care service. ... Learn more

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Cabrini launches new Gandel Wing at its Malvern hospital

Today Cabrini marked the beginning of work on its new hospital wing, the Gandel Wing, at Cabrini Malvern, announcing principal donors John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel. ... Learn more

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Back to normal at Cabrini Malvern

All hospital operations are now back to normal at Cabrini Malvern - all wards open for admissions. ... Learn more

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Radiation therapy coming to Cabrini Malvern

Radiation therapy is an integral part of treatment for many cancers. Until now the treatment has not been available at Cabrini but that is about to change with a new service opening later this year. ... Learn more

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Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: study

The world’s largest randomised controlled trial of the use of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. ... Learn more

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Luxury option for new mothers

Cabrini’s partnership with the Como Hotel in South Yarra has been in place for 18 months during which time more than 800 women (and their families) have stayed at the hotel as part of their postnatal care. ... Learn more

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Special delivery on Mothers' Day 2017

Mothers’ Day 2017 was a busy and joyous day in Cabrini Maternity with four bonny new babies safely delivered at the service located at Cabrini Malvern. ... Learn more

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Cabrini Technology acquires VHHE/Mobile Repairs

Cabrini Technology has added another business to its stable with the recent acquisition of Victorian Home Health Equipment or VHHE/Mobile Repairs ... Learn more

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Federal Government funding boost for Monash Partners

According to Monash Partners, the health of Victorians and Australians is set to improve with the announcement of significant Federal Government investment to support AHRTCs. ... Learn more

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Are you looking for a physiotherapist?

The Cabrini Allied Health Centre (located at Cabrini Malvern and a satellite service at Cabrini Brighton) provides services designed to enhance the health, mobility and wellbeing of the local community. No referral is necessary, people can simply call ph (03) 9508 1400 or walk in. ... Learn more

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Cabrini sells Linen Service to Spotless

Cabrini Health has accepted an offer from Spotless Group for the purchase of Cabrini Linen Service (CLS), located in Dandenong South, as announced today by Cabrini Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh. ... Learn more

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Cabrini and VMCH roll into town

On Wednesday 3 May, Cabrini and Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) mark the launch of three new programs designed to improve health and aged care in the Hume region, with an announcement by the Hon Damian Drum MP, Member for Murray, in Shepparton. ... Learn more

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Minister Martin Foley MP launches new specialist mental health service

On Wednesday 26 April, the Hon Martin Foley MP, Minister for Mental Health, launched a new specialist mental health service being introduced at the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub in Brunswick. ... Learn more

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Team approach provides top care

Cabrini holds a special place in the hearts of many Victorians having performed many thousands of cardiac operations over the past 30 years from open heart surgeries to minimally invasive procedures. ... Learn more

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No lycra required – family charity bike ride ‘Ride on Stonnington’

Dual Olympic medallist and Australian Cycling Road Champion Rob Crowe OAM will lead a family bike ride in Stonnington on Sunday 23 April at 8.15 am, in order to raise money to fund men’s health projects for the Cabrini Foundation. ... Learn more

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Online request form for X-rays now available

Two new features – a new online appointment request form and a directory of Cabrini Medical Imaging patient information – have been introduced on the Cabrini website. ... Learn more

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Ride on Stonnington

Join us for 10km or 20km family ride ... Learn more

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Baby Harriet on the cover

Gorgeous baby Harriet and her proud parents Natalie and Dean Parker grace the cover of this month’s CONNECT magazine, Cabrini’s community magazine. ... Learn more

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Sixteenth Annual Peter Meese Lecture and Award Presented

More than 100 guests including nurses, oncologists, psychologists, patients, carers, donors and friends gathered at Cabrini Malvern’s auditorium to celebrate the sixteenth annual Peter Meese Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 21 March 2017. ... Learn more

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How Cabrini makes mouths water for hospital food

Robert Castellani, head chef at Cabrini Malvern, has impressive provenance: his CV reads like the entries for Melbourne’s best restaurant guides and includes fine dining establishment, past and present. ... Learn more

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Cabrini is a safe place for cardiac care

For more than 30 years, Cabrini has been providing cardiac services to Victorians with the first open heart surgery conducted at Cabrini on 16 October 1985. In that time, Cabrini has detected no cases of mycobacterium chimaera among patients who have had heart procedures with us. ... Learn more

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New direction for medical research and training

Cabrini’s Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh has announced a change in direction for medical research and teaching at Cabrini, which will include the appointment of a new Professor/Director of Medicine. ... Learn more

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Scalp cooling technology success for cancer patients

Scalp cooling technology at Cabrini is a proven success for patients who want to reduce the likelihood of hair loss during chemotherapy treatments, according to a clinical trial. ... Learn more

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2017 Peter Meese Memorial Lecture

Improving outcomes for cancer survivors: the critical role of cancer nurses in survivorship care and research ... Learn more

Audi A3 Raffle Winner

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Australia Day accolade for leading oncologist

Cabrini is pleased to announced that Associate Professor Gary Richardson has received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours for service to medicine particularly oncology. ... Learn more

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Are you looking for a new GP?

The Cabrini General Practice, located at 992 Glenhuntly Road in Caulfield South, is open and accepting new patients. ... Learn more

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Five-star food at Cabrini Residential Aged Care Ashwood

Cabrini Residential Aged Care in Ashwood recently earned a City of Monash Golden Plate Award in an assessment of its food services. ... Learn more