The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has appointed Nexus Primary Health (Nexus) as the new provider to administer the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) in the Shepparton area from 1 December 2018. The HACC-PYP is a Victorian Government program which has been administered by Council for many years. With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out in Shepparton from January 2019, Council made a decision to withdraw from providing HACC-PYP services as a significant proportion of clients are expected to transition to the NDIS, resulting in a reduced program that is no longer viable for Council to deliver. Read More.

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Dear Members and Friends of Nexus, We are proud to announce that we are committed to gender equality in the workplace. Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender. Australia, along with many countries worldwide, has made significant progress towards gender equality in recent decades, particularly in education, health and female workforce participation. As an organisation we must act in accordance with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, this means that we are required to develop a Workplace Gender Equality Report that is submitted to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. We are proud to inform you that the Nexus Workplace Gender Equality Report 2018 has successfully been lodged. Read More.

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Eighteen-year-old Jorge doesn’t know where he would be today, had it not been for the care and support provided to him five years ago by his local community health service. ‘I was 13 and living in a family violence refuge with my mum and younger brother and, to make matters worse, I was getting really badly bullied at school. ‘I was really angry and confused and not sure how to deal with it – my thoughts often went to hurting others or to hurting myself.’ Enter Nexus Primary Health, one of 29 registered community health services across Victoria that deliver comprehensive ‘wrap-around’ health services to some of the state’s most disadvantaged people. Read More.

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Active pelvic floor muscles are very important to women and if poorly controlled, can lead to prolapse and loss of bladder or bowel control. Nexus Physiotherapists are qualified to assess your Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and can support with Continence Management so that you can regain control if necessary. Despite Pelvic Floor Dysfunction being common it is not normal and can effectively be treated. Read More.

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Every 12 minutes in Australia someone is diagnosed with Diabetes or Heart Disease tragically effecting 280 people each day. If you 18 or over and are at risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease or Stroke then Nexus has the program for you! Over 55,000 Australians completed the Life! Program - greatly improving their health, allowing them to live fuller and more satisfying lives. Choose the Life! Program @ Nexus – it is FREE! Read More.

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“Wound Awareness Week” is a nationally recognised initiative to promote the importance of talking about wounds – especially the wounds that won’t heal! Talking about wounds is important as wounds affect everyone – do you know the wound warning signs? Nexus District Nursing encourages members of the community to talk about their wound, ask for help, and most of all join together to BE WOUND WISE. With help you will find out that wounds don’t have to be for life and with treatment your quality of life will improve. Read More.

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Nexus Primary Health and partners win tender for diabetes service for Whittlesea, Mitchell and Murrindindi Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) is delighted to announce that Nexus Primary Health is the successful tenderer for the provision of diabetes diversion innovation in Whittlesea, and the southern parts of Mitchell and Murrindindi. The competitive Request for Tender, open from 4 April to 22 May, 2018, provided funds to support diabetes diversion initiatives that encourage innovative integrated models of care. Read More.

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Wallan and Kinglake recently increased their community health credentials when the Nexus GP SuperClinic Wallan and the Nexus Kinglake Ranges Health Centre received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within its practice. Both the Nexus GP SuperClinic Wallan and the Nexus Kinglake Ranges Health Centre received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading not-for-profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia. Read More.

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