The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s 2018 Sidney Sax medal was awarded to Dr Paul Scown at the 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress Gala Dinner in Brisbane. ‘The Sidney Sax Medal is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and improvement of the Australian healthcare system in the field of health services policy, organisation, delivery and research’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said. ‘Dr Scown has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the Australian health sector in a career spanning almost four decades. Read More.

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The Nexus Afterhours Medical Neighbourhood Project encompasses a community development approach to engage with vulnerable communities outside of the usual 9am – 5pm business hours in Wallan and Kinglake. As part of our project we are working with the community to create spaces that are safe, inclusive and welcoming for all. The project will also increase home visits, access to Allied Health & Specialist Services, including Telehealth appointments & alternative therapies. Read More.

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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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