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Innovation at its best: Justine Slattery

15 November, 2018

Justine Slattery, Senior Paediatric Speech Pathologist at Northern Health, recently received the award for ‘Innovation’ at our inaugural Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards. Justine was nominated by Associate Director Speech Pathology, Audiology & Orthoptics, Emma Beer, for her continuous learning and development of best practices in the Neonatal Unit (NNU) and children services. She has implemented

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Melbourne Victory visits Northern Hospital

15 November, 2018

It was an exciting sports day at Northern Health yesterday, with Melbourne Victory players Lawrence Thomas and Kosta Barbarouses, visiting the Children’s Ward to surprise passionate soccer fans. Visits like these bring smiles and joy to the sick children at Northern Hospital Epping. The kids and players exchanged soccer tips and laughs, and received signed

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Pressure Injury Awareness Week

12 November, 2018

This week is Pressure Injury Awareness Week at Northern Health. Pressure injuries (also known as bed sores) are areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by constant friction or pressure. They occur in bony areas such as the heels, elbows and back of the head. Pressure injuries are considered one of the

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It takes a village: Koori cuddlers at Northern Health

12 November, 2018

‘It takes a village to raise a child’, goes the African proverb, which nicely describes the Koori Maternity Service Program at Northern Health. The program pairs babies from families unable to be with their baby, with an aunt or guardian figure from the Aboriginal community. Donna Wright, Gunditjmara woman, was at work when she received

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