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All eyes on donations

A Taylors Lakes optometry store is hoping to provide a clearer vision this Christmas, with a call for donations of pre-loved glasses. As part of...

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More than they can bear

A St Albans sewing club has delivered more than 100 hand knitted teddy bears to Ambulance Victoria to help provide comfort for children experiencing...

Husband gives gift of life

John and Jeanette Caldwell hold a special place in Victorian medical history. John gave his wife Jeanette a kidney 27 years ago, becoming the first...

A celebration of women

A colourful four-metre high statue has been unveiled at the soon to be opened Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The eye-catching statue “Joy”, which...

Sex diseases on the rise

A surge in sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Brimbank is prompting calls for locals to look after their own sexual health and get tested. Department...

Tied to the community

Western Health staff wore bow ties last week to signify a united front. The staff at Sunshine Hospital took part in the campaign to signify...

Walking towards a cure

By Ewen McRae   Jill Goss has been living with Parkinson’s for the past 17 years, but the Taylors Lakes woman refuses to let it get...

Brimbank drug deaths alarm

The number of drug-related deaths in Brimbank is rising. Not-for-profit organisation Penington Institute has released its annual overdose report for 2018, which showed a spike...

No more Dr in the house

It’s been 35 years since Dr Liliana Elberg saw her first patient in St Albans – this week she will see her last. Dr Elberg...

Pumped for fundraiser

Matthew Spiteri has a passion for matters of the heart, and with good reason. “I was born with a heart condition myself,” Mr Spiteri said. “They...

Be kind to your kidneys

Sunshine’s Sheree Considine credits a simple check-up with diagnosing her kidney disease, and now she’s helping to spread awareness. Ms Considine, 36, visited an optometrist...

Hospital wait blowout

Patients presenting at Sunshine Hospital face some of the longest wait times in the country. Just 71 per cent of emergency patients (those requiring treatment...

‘Giant step’ for palliative care

More than 600 patients have accessed a 24-hour palliative care service in Brimbank since it was launched in April. Mercy Palliative Care services manager Fran...

Walking towards a cure

Jill Goss has been living with Parkinson’s for the past 17 years, but the Taylors Lakes woman refuses to let it get her down. This...

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Young duo pivoting to state team

A pair of mates from Caroline Springs students have been selected to represent Victoria for netball at a national competition this year. Springside P-9...