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October 2018

This month’s issue looks at the launch of Verily Connect. The Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities (Verily Connect) Project was launched on 17 October 2018 with the aim of improving support for carers of people living with memory loss and dementia. The Verily Connect Project includes video conferencing, a specially designed website and smartphone app, and help provided by local volunteers in using technology. To read more click on this link¬†Oct 2018 – Health Matters 31st Oct 2018


The Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions of public health services and public hospitals (including multi purpose services and early parenting centres) with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2019.

The department is committed to ensuring every Victorian receives safe and high quality healthcare. Applicants must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced persons to contribute and provide high level advice on the delivery of public health care to the Victorian community.

The department is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of Victorian communities. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.

Applicants do not need to be a resident of Heathcote – those with skills in corporate governance, clinical governance, finance, communications and/or human resources will be highly regarded.

Applications close at 5.00 pm Monday 5 November 2018.

For further information, including how to apply, please visit www.health.vic.gov.au/governance