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Jess, Narelle and Lesley from the MDHS Dental Service Team standing in front of a wall with tops on how to look after teeth

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 […]

MDHS staff standing in front of an Aboriginal art mural

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,” […]

Middle aged man wearing a face mask while shopping

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 […]

Main entrance and facade at Maryborough and District Hospital

Update on COVID-19 cases at Wattle Rise Maryborough

Monday 11th July, 2022

The safety, health and wellbeing of residents is a top priority as Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) manages a number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Wattle Rise Residential Community in Maryborough. The team at Wattle Rise are supported by experts from the Grampians Public Health Unit and other government agencies to respond to the […]

Community nurse takes a swab from a male sitting in a white car, to test for COVID-19.

COVID-19 testing clinic in Maryborough to close

Thursday 30th June, 2022

The COVID-19 testing clinic in Maryborough will soon close as the demand for PCR testing in the Central Goldfields declines, with the last day of testing on Friday 1 July. Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) will continue to supply rapid antigen tests (RATs) to close contacts and people with COVID-19 symptoms. MDHS Associate Director of […]

New vision and era for healthcare in Maryborough region

Tuesday 24th May, 2022

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) has officially launched its strategic plan marking a new era of innovative healthcare for Maryborough and the wider region. Chief Executive Officer Nickola Allan and Board of Management Chair Kelly Mason today unveiled the Maryborough District Health Service Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025. The plan outlines an ambitious vision to […]

MDHS launches new vision for healthcare in the region


Today Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) officially launched our strategic plan, marking a new era of innovative healthcare for Maryborough and the wider region. In our 168-year history, few moments have been as critical as right now as we emerge from a pandemic and look ahead to the rest of the 21st Century. The need […]

Four healthcare workers dressed in blue uniforms and front of bus with a driver in the front seat.

V-squad hits the road for winter dose

Friday 13th May, 2022

Members of the Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) vaccination team, also known as the v-squad, recently hit the road to visit residential aged care communities in Avoca, Dunolly and WattleRise Maryborough. The team were tasked with the mission of giving local aged care residents a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as their […]

Community nurse wearing a mask and gown as protective wear prepares to a male patient sitting in the car

Changes to COVID-19 testing over Easter

Friday 8th April, 2022

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) advises there will be a change to opening hours at the COVID-19 testing clinic on Florence Lane over the Easter holiday period. Given the drive-through testing clinic usually operates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the testing clinic will be closed from Thursday 14 April (day before Good Friday) through to […]

Four of the event organisers on the putting green. One female is holding a golf ball and one is holding a golf club.

MDHS charity golf day hits the mark

Thursday 7th April, 2022

The True Foods MDHS Charity Golf Day was a hit this year raising around $25,000 to help bring breast cancer screening services to Maryborough. Around 120 people signed up to play in the Ambrose competition to raise funds for Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS). The annual fundraising event is organised by MDHS in partnership with […]