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Take action to beat the bite and protect against mosquitoes

Tuesday 15th November, 2022

Health experts are urging local residents to take action to help defend against mosquitoes which are rising in numbers following the floods in the region. According to Maryborough District Health Service Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Robyn Wilson, is important for everyone to know what to do to help reduce the risk of getting […]

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Act now to start your nursing career in Maryborough

Monday 14th November, 2022

Are you thinking of starting a nursing career? As we rapidly approach the end of the year it’s time to lock in your next step. If you’re leaving school or thinking about returning to study, Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is offering you the chance to train to be an enrolled nurse in a supported, […]

Board Director Appointments – now open

Friday 28th October, 2022

Applications for part-time board director positions at Maryborough District Health Service open soon. Terms of office commence from 1 July 2023. For more information including how to apply visit Applications close at midnight Monday, 21 November 2022. Go to Maryborough District Health Service Board Application Read public notice.

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MDHS celebrates 20th baby born under new ‘gold standard’ model of care

Thursday 20th October, 2022

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is celebrating the birth of the 20th baby born under its new model of maternity care, which represents a “gold standard” for regional maternity care in Victoria. MDHS introduced a new Midwife Group Practice (MGP) – Case Load Model of Care in May 2022. The model, known as the Maryborough […]

Be a nutrition champion to prevent malnutrition

Friday 14th October, 2022

Dietitians at Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) are urging community members to be nutrition champions to stay well and prevent malnutrition. They want everyone to be aware of tips to encourage good nutrition, how to identify the signs of malnutrition and seek help if needed. The health service recently celebrated Malnutrition Week to raise awareness […]

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MDHS urges women to put health first

Wednesday 31st August, 2022

In the lead-up to Women’s Health Week, community health nurses are urging local women to make their health and wellbeing a priority. Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) runs a dedicated Women’s Health Clinic in Maryborough, Avoca and Dunolly each month to help support women to manage their health. This year women can also find out […]

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Community information sessions on hospital redevelopment

Monday 22nd August, 2022

Community members are invited to join a community information session to find out more about the redevelopment of Maryborough and District Hospital. Maryborough District Health Service and the Victorian Health Building Authority are holding two drop-in sessions to provide the chance to meet with the project team and see the early designs for the new […]

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MDHS puts spotlight on dental health

Monday 1st August, 2022

The Dental Services Team at Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is urging residents across the Central Goldfields, and in Pyrenees Shire to love their teeth as part of a national campaign to encourage good oral health. Dental Health Week runs from Monday 1 August to Sunday 7 August providing the chance to put the spotlight […]

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Join us to celebrate Aboriginal Children’s Day

Thursday 28th July, 2022

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is inviting local families to mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day at a free community event on Thursday 4 August at the Goldfields Community Hub. “This is a great chance to come together as a community to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their culture,” […]

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Stay well this winter for the health of our community

Thursday 14th July, 2022

Maryborough District Health Service is urging the local residents to stay well this winter to protect our community and health system. “When it comes to COVID-19 there’s never a time to be complacent,” said Heather Blazko, Associate Director of Nursing – Acute Services. “Flu and COVID circulate all year round but winter is particularly bad […]