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Moorabool nurses set sights high

Three Moorabool maternal and child health nurses have recently qualified as internationally recognised lactation consultants. With funding from the Macedon Ranges and North Western Melbourne...

Beverages council slams ‘misguided’ soft drink ban

The Australian Beverages Council has urged Brimbank council to abandon any future plans to ban soft drinks, slamming a campaign by the YMCA as...

‘Colonel’ trims top lip for men’s health

It was the shave that will help save a nation. On Melbourne Cup Day, St Albans cancer survivor Graeme “Colonel” Jeffs (pictured) relieved his top...

Sunshine’s top cop welcomes mental health review

Sunshine Inspector Dave Byrt believes a Victoria Police mental health review will help overcome the stigma that has stopped officers seeking help when they...

Council considers soft drink ban

Brimbank council will consider removing all sugary drinks from its owned and managed facilities and events, in a bid to address alarming rates of...

Sunshine hospital ‘needs more funding’

Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department needs further funding to cut waiting times, St Albans MP Natalie Suleyman believes. Ms Suleyman, who claims she waited recently for...

Brimbank short on GPs, dentists and aged care

Brimbank struggles with a shortage of general practitioners, dental and aged-care services, a federal government-commissioned health report has revealed. The region was given a poor...

Long waits still common at Sunshine Hospital

More than 60 patients waited more than 24 hours for treatment in Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department over the past year, Western Health’s annual report...

Vietnamese events raise $100k for hospital

The Sunshine Hospital Critical Care Appeal has raised more than $100,000 in just three months through donations and the efforts of its Vietnamese community. Fundraising...

Belated NDIS a more ‘unified system’

Brimbank residents with a disability will wait another three years for the national disability insurance scheme, but the Keilor Downs parent of a boy...

Free information sessions for grandparents

Isla, Owen and Connor love spending time with their grandmother, Jacquie O’Brien. A new program will help equip Ms O’Brien with even more skills needed...

Brimbank Walk to School activities

Children will be walking, scooting and riding to school this October as Brimbank City Council works with local primary schools to organise Walk to...

Local Hepatitis B rate almost triple state average

Hepatitis B rates among Brimbank residents are almost triple the state average, western health agency cohealth says. It’s estimated more than 4000 people are living with...

Pink is gold for cancer care

Keilor Primary School pupils including Levi, Lana and Emily (pictured) gave up their gold – by donation – and dressed up in pink last...

More ambulances bypassing Werribee Mercy

Ambulances have been forced to bypass Werribee Mercy Hospital’s emergency department more often over the past year due to a spike in demand. The recently...

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Mystery Delahey winner

A Delahey resident could be the latest lucky winner of a $100,000 lotto jackpot but their identity remains a mystery. The winning ticket was purchased...

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