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Diabetes research grants awarded

Victorian’s living with diabetes may have new ways of treating and preventing their condition in the future thanks to new project funding. The Diabetes...

Plan to boost women’s sports activity

Councils in Melbourne’s west have joined together to come up with a five-year plan to increase the number of girls and women involved in...

Patient burnt after fire breaks out in operating room

A 72-year-old patient undergoing surgery at Sunshine Hospital is in a critical condition after she suffered burns when a fire broke out in the...

Hospitals prepared for pandemic

Western Health, which operates the Sunshine and Footscray hospitals, said it was well advanced in preparations for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The...

Toxic shock for residents

EXCLUSIVE More than 80 properties built on and around the closed Sunshine landfills are sitting on buried waste and are being exposed to methane gas. A...

Bacchus Marsh revs up for health

Car enthusiasts and rev heads are set to take over Maddingley Park this weekend, with the David Calleja Memorial Car Show on again. The main...

Friends go the distance

A BreastWest program that supports patients going through a breast cancer diagnosis is having lasting benefits. The Sunshine Hospital program, which supports patients on their...

Leading for the west

A neurologist on a mission to make the western suburbs one of the leading research areas in the world has been honoured with an...

Suicide: We need to talk

When it comes to suicide rates in Australia, the stats don’t lie. Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have the suicide rate at...

Recognise the risk

Sparing one hour of your time could save a life. The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) has identified Melton, Brimbank and the Macedon...

It’s time for a heart-to-heart

Brimbank residents are being urged to check their heart health this month. A free testing station which checks whether a patient has an irregular heartbeat...

$29 million Sunshine Hospital design revealed

The long-awaited redevelopment of Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department is a step closer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos on Friday released designs for the $29.6 million...

Hospital doctors ‘exhausted’

Junior doctors at the Sunshine Hospital have launched legal action amid claims they are working beyond exhaustion, underpaid and not given mandatory clinical training...

Push for migraine centre

A leading neurologist hopes to see the western suburbs become the nation’s capital for migraine research. Professor Tissa Wijeratne said that while migraines were incredibly...

Sun may set on women’s group

A group which offers education and social activities for women with disabilities, mental health issues and chronic illnesses is facing an uncertain future, due...

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Brimbank archives

Star Weekly looks back through the pages of its predecessors. 40 years ago December 9, 1981 The State Government has finally given the go ahead for...