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Answers expected about Brimbank NDIS cover

Thousands of Brimbank residents living with disabilities will know some time this month when the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be rolled out for...

School’s laps for cancer council

Purple and yellow, the colours of the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, went round and round at St George Preca Primary School in Caroline...

Expectant mums can visit GPs for antenatal care

  Expectant mums will be able to consult their own doctor during most pregnancies under a model used at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The Shared Maternity Care...

Breast screening rates low across Melton

Only about half the eligible women in City of Melton have taken up the opportunity of free breast screening in the past two years. BreastScreen...

Heroin overdoses increase by 25% in Brimbank

Ambulance call-outs to heroin overdoses increased by more than 25 per cent in a year in Brimbank, but alcohol is still the biggest cause...

Emergency service members to donate blood

As if they don't do enough to save lives, Melton’s emergency services workers are now rolling up their sleeves to donate blood. Melton police senior constable...

Western suburbs ‘in grip of ice menace’

The drug ice is tightening its grip on the western suburbs, according to Footscray youth worker Les Twentyman. He said children as young as 12...

Thousands to benefit from dental funding

More than 10,000 people across the west will benefit from improved dental services at co health. Oral Health West received $4.9 million in state government...

A gift for grieving parents

Time is the most precious gift when there’s only one chance to say hello and goodbye. The loss of a baby at birth is a...

Needle and syringe programs expanded

Needle and syringe programs at two Brimbank health agencies will expand under the state government’s $24.6 million Ice Action Plan. The government said in June...

Sunshine Private Hospital set for 2018 opening

Plans for a new 150-bed private hospital at Sunshine are “rapidly advancing”, and the new seven-storey building is due to open in three years. Star...

Catwalk celebration for BreastWest

It’s the perfect formula of footy, fashion and fun. The annual BreastWest Fashion Gala at the Moonee Valley Racing Club next month will feature...

Day hospice brings brighter days

During his long life, Arthur Waters has seen the battlefields of war, been to night school after dropping out, worked as a steel merchant,...

Sunshine Private hospital attracts investment

About $130 million has been earmarked for a seven-storey private hospital at Sunshine on the back of a state government growth blueprint. A planning permit...

Employment boom for Sunshine Hospital

Staff numbers at Sunshine Hospital are expected to grow by 35 per cent over the next three years. The hospital now has about 2200 staff, who...

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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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