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Diversity treated with equality - 16/08/17
Northern Health operates in one of Melbourne’s most diverse population catchments and provides outstanding health care for all patients and their families, regardless of culture, language, sexuality or religious beliefs.
Northern Health is working towards being Rainbow Accredited and demonstrating our commitment to our diverse community.

On the trot for the Northern Health Foundation - 16/08/17
Blue skies, blooming roses and the echo of hooves trotting across the lush green turf - it must be spring racing season. 
Partners of the northern community are invited to be part of the GenesisCare & Northern Health Foundation Race Day at the Kilmore Racing Club on Saturday, 9 September 2017.

Baby boom in Melbourne’s north-2/08/17
Northern Health delivered a record number of births in the month of July, with 348 newborns at the Northern Hospital, Epping. In the same period last year, 329 babies were born at the Northern Hospital, a record which stood until February this year, when 340 were delivered.

June quarter reveals Northern Health improvements-1/08/17
Statistics for the months April through June at Northern Health illustrate improvements to elective surgery waiting lists, Emergency Department and management of ambulance arrivals.

Northern Health invites the community to join the Australian Organ Donor Register- 26/07/17
This DonateLife Week, 30 July to 6 August, Northern Health encourages the community to join the Australian Organ Donor Register at and discuss their donation decision with loved ones.

Private Midwives continue to provide choice and care for the north-17/07/2017
A year since its launch, the Collaborative Midwifery Private Practice Program at Northern Health continues to deliver more choice and improved health outcomes for mothers and babies in Melbourne’s north. 

Strengthening Northern Health's Response to Family Violence - 29/05/2017
Northern Health is Strengthening our Response to Family Violence by educating and training our staff to recognise and identify signs of family violence.

Winner - Northern Health volunteer recognised at Minister's awards - 24/05/2017
The 2017 Minister for Health Awards were presented at a ceremony on 23 May 2017, highlighting and celebrating the significant contributions made to public health care in Victoria.
This year, Northern health had three finalists for the Minister's volunteer awards, and is delighted to announce that our volunteer Linda won the Minister for Health Volunteer award for 'Outstanding achievement by a volunteer supporting diversity'.

Northern Health colours Cooper Street for sick kids - 24/05/2017
On Sunday, 21 May, Epping's Cooper Street was covered in 150 kilograms of coloured chalk as over a thousand members of the northern community participated in Northern Health's inaugural Run Walk n Chalk, raising funds for children's services at Northern Health.

Craigieburn Health Service celebrates 10 years of providing outstanding health care - 24/05/2017
This month Craigieburn Health Service, a campus of Northern Health, will celebrate 10 years of providing outstanding health care for our community.
From caring for a modest 1048 patients in 2007, the number of patients seen at Craigieburn Health Service has grown to 6514 in the past 12 months.

Victorian First for Northern Health - 12/05/2017
Northern health surgeons are leading the state in the field of complex venous disorders, recently becoming the first in Victoria to utilise Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of damaged veins.

Broadmeadows Health Service on Track with $17.3m upgrade - 10/05/2017
With just a month to go, Broadmeadows Health Service is on track to complete its $17.3M upgrade, which includes the development of two additional theatres, expansion of on-site pharmacy and radiology services and enhancement of pathology collection.

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers - 08/05/2017
Northern Health is celebrating the valuable contribution of volunteers at Volunteer Week, commencing on Monday, 8 May.

Dance in defiance of cancer celebrating double milestone - 08/05/2017
On Saturday 17 June, local fundraising champion Josie Minniti OAM and the Josie Minniti Fun Group will host their Annual Fundraising Dinner Dance for Cancer Services at Northern Health.

State budget announcement - 02/05/2017
On 2 May 2017, the Victorian Government announced $162.7m in funding for Northern Health from the State Budget. The funds will see Northern Health's tower grow an additional four storeys.

Our community to colour Cooper Street - 24/04/2017
The air horn will sound and clouds of colour will cover Cooper Street on Sunday 21 May as participants lace up to take park in Northern Health's Run Walk 'n Chalk.

Northern Health Achieves Accreditation - 17/04/2017
From 27-31 March, 2017, eight surveyors from The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards visited Northern Health's four campuses to assess our quality and safety performance and recommend necessary improvements.

Celebrating ten years of Oncology Services - 27/03/2017
Northern Health's oncology service was established in 2007 and initially consisted of a team of three nurses. Since then the service has continued to grow to a team of thirteen staff across two sites who deliver treatment, diagnosis and assessment for those affected by different forms of cancer.

On course for a good cause - 14/03/2017
Aspiring amateurs and wily professionals teamed up for a day on the green at the Northern Health Foundation Senior Pro-Am Corporate Golf Day on Tuesday, 14 March. Golf is not the only thing that brought these players together, the event raised $150,000 for dementia care facilities at Northern Health.

Northern Health is improving care for local residents - 22/02/2017
The latest Health Services Performance Report shows tat Northern Health is continuing to improve in a range of key areas, particularly around surgical and emergency services.

First Breath for Koori Maternity Birthing Room - 15/02/2017
Northern Health will officially open its first Koori Maternity Birthing Room at The Northern Hospital on Friday, 17 February.

Carlton Football Club kicking goals with the northern community - 15/02/2017
On Friday, 10 February, Northern Health patients and staff were treated to a visit from 10 AFL players from Carlton Football Club.

Northern Health wins Victorian Public Healthcare Award - 13/12/2016
Northern Health's Koori Maternity Service has won the Minister for Health's Award for Improving Indigenous Health - Closing the Gap.

Executives roll up their sleeves for The Northern Hospital Working Bee - 15/08/2016
On Sunday, 14 August 2016, members of the Northern Health Board and Executive participated in a Working Bee at The Northern Hospital.

Northern Health delivers record number of babies - 7/07/2016
Northern Health has delivered the highest number of babies in a single month with 329 newborns delivered at The Northern Hospital in June, and a record 3,589 babies born over the last 12 months.

Celebrating out Indigenous Community - 30/06/2016
Join Northern Health as we celebrate our Indigenous community during National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.

Multimillion dollar expansion at The Northern Hospital now complete - 28/06/2016
On 9 June 2016 The Northern Hospital IPU Stage 1 'Tower' development was completed.

Celebrating Outstanding Volunteers at Northern Health - 11/05/2016
This week is National Volunteers Week, and Northern health is celebrating the valuable contribution of our Northern Health Volunteers.

Private Practice Midwives provide continuity of care at Northern Health - 6/05/2016
Mums or soon to be mums in Melbourne's north are now able to give birth under the care of a private midwife as part of a new pilot program at Northern Health.

Northern Health team up with Jacana School for Autism - 1/03/2016
Thirty secondary students from the Jacana School for Autism have added a splash of colour to the walls in The Northern Hospital Outpatient Department with some hand crafted artwork.

New medical interns join Northern Health - 12/01/2016
This week 41 passionate and dedicated medical interns commenced at Northern Health. Having completed their medical degrees, these new doctors will work across a range of health disciplines, including Emergency, General Medical and Surgical areas.