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At Northern Health we are committed to the wellbeing of the people of Melbourne's north. We draw upon the richness, knowledge and strength of northern communities as we partner with them in their care.Read More
Saturday, 5 May is recognised as International Midwives Day, with International Nurses Day following a week later on Saturday, 12 May – a time of recognition and celebration for two professions that have an instrumental impact on many lives.
Northern Health midwife Kiri Platek found herself at the centre of celebrations this year as it was announced she was the recipient of Johnson & Johnson’s Midwife of the Year for Victoria.
Maternity services are a big part of Northern Health, with 3,759 babies born at the Epping hospital in the 2017 calendar year. Kiri was one of a number of Northern Health midwives nominated for the award by the community, an illustration of the regard our maternity team is held in by the community that they so passionately serve.Read More
On Monday, 9 April 2018, the Look Good Feel Better cancer support workshop at the Northern Hospital Epping celebrated a decade of providing valued support to the local community. Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, helping to improve the wellbeing and confidence of people.Read More
In 2018, pet therapy services at Northern Health Bundoora achieved the milestone of 30 years or 210 dog years of service. The trained, gentle dogs and their owners have provided over 1800 visits to patients, helping deter feelings of anxiety and loneliness.Read More
In the past year, 93 patients and their families in ICU travelled over 80 kilometres to access our vital services, spending 935 nights away from home. To care for their loved ones, families of ICU patients need to follow them to hospital.
Leaving for Melbourne often on short notice, and needing to find accommodation in unfamiliar surroundings during what is already a highly stressful time.
Sarah Connelly knows the stress of this all too well.
This is why we need your help to build Emergency Family Accommodation for Northern Health patients and their loved ones.Donate now