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News and Publications

Latest News and Publications

Gabby receiving the donated defibrillator from Maryborough Lions Club

MDHS educator Gabby receives award and donated defibrillator

Friday 22nd September, 2023

Gabby is our new Clinical Lead Educator. And she’s pretty awesome. Not only is she a highly qualified and experienced registered nurse, Gabby also volunteers for GoodSAM, a service which connects trained responders with people who have experienced a cardiac arrest (also known as a heart attack). Gabby can receive a phone notification at any […]

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Wear It Purple Day – wrap up and reflection

Friday 8th September, 2023

As part of our commitment to creating a culturally safe and inclusive workplace, we celebrated Wear It Purple Day in August and our team fully embraced the purple theme! Purple hair, clothes, ribbons, balloons, glitter and cupcakes … purple flags, napkins and even nail polish. Thank you so much to everyone for all your efforts […]

Women's Health Week 2023

Women’s health: get the facts you need

Thursday 31st August, 2023

Women’s Health Week starts on 4 September and community health nurses at Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) are encouraging women of all ages to grow their knowledge to help make informed decisions about their health. MDHS Community Health Nurse Nicole Powers said Women’s Health Week is a chance for women to learn more about their […]

A sign metal sign at the entrance to Urgent Care Centre at Maryborough Hospital. It highlights the area is for ambulance only and patient drop off for the urgent care, medical imaging and x-ray

Improved access to medical imaging department

Friday 25th August, 2023

Maryborough District Health Service will reopen the doors to the Urgent Care Centre (UCC) to providing easier access to Urgent Care and Medical Imaging from Monday 28 August. MDHS Director of Nursing (Acute) Heather Blazko said the health service closed general access to the hospital via the UCC entry for safety purposes during the COVID-19 […]

Caitlin speech pathologist

Speech pathology – supporting communication across the lifespan

Thursday 24th August, 2023

As a speech pathologist, Caitlin can work anywhere, but she chose Maryborough Hospital. “Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is different because I can work with clients of all ages,” said Caitlin. “Often, speech pathologists specialise in either children or adults, or in a particular area. But the role at MDHS is so varied and no […]

Two smiling women on exercise bikes.

Join our cancer wellness program

Tuesday 22nd August, 2023

Have you had a recent cancer diagnosis and want to take charge of your wellness? Maryborough District Health Service is running a free eight week Cancer Wellness Exercise and Education Program, in partnership with the Cancer Council. Exercise physiologists will run the program from 7 September to help people with cancer to self-manage their condition, […]

MDHS Dental Health team Kate, Irene and Winny

Mind, body, mouth – it’s all connected

Thursday 10th August, 2023

It’s Dental Health Week and the Dental Services Team at Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) is reminding local residents to care for their teeth and gums to improve the health of their mouth and reduce the impacts of disease on the mind and body. “Many people are not aware that the health of your mouth […]

A male male gardener stands behind a raised garden bed at an aged care home. He is wearing a cap and holding a rake in one hand. He holds sign that says 'My work makes a difference for the residents,'

Thank you for caring for our older Australians

Monday 7th August, 2023

It’s Aged Care Employee Day on Monday 7 August and Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) would like to acknowledge the care and compassion of its team of staff who provide quality aged care services in Maryborough, Avoca and Dunolly. “Delivering great care takes a multi-disciplinary team made up of clinical and non-clinical staff,” said Jaimee […]

Aboriginal Children’s Day 2023

Let’s celebrate Aboriginal Children’s Day

Friday 21st July, 2023

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) and The Nest are inviting local families to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day at a free community event on Friday 4 August. The event will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm at The Nest in Maryborough. The day will include a fantastic line up of children’s activities […]

Origami house working bee at MDHS

Origami houses to represent housing need in Victoria

Thursday 20th July, 2023

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) has teamed up with the Victorian Homelessness Network to highlight the scale of Victoria’s homelessness crisis by creating hundreds of origami houses to be presented to State Parliament. This is part of a fun Houses at Parliament initiative to raise awareness about the serious topic of homelessness in Victoria. The […]