16 hours ago

Monash Health

Meet Bridget, a Graduate Dietician at Monash Health.

As part of National Nutrition Week, Bridget shares what we're doing at Monash Health to support the health of people in our community and how to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.

To read more visit monashhealth.org/meet-bridget/

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24 hours ago

Monash Health

Casey Hospital has helped to welcome the first baby born as part of an innovative program allowing women to give birth in a public hospital as a private patient of an endorsed midwife.

Mum Penny Gamble spotted a flyer for the program at her local midwifery clinic while 20 weeks pregnant, and she knew it was the perfect option.

“For us, we knew we wanted the continuity of care that a private midwife can provide,” Penny said. “And this program also offers that peace of mind by allowing me to give birth in hospital. I know that if anything goes pear-shaped we are where we need to be.”

Penny’s husband Tom said the pilot program was a great choice for parents.

“Childbirth isn’t a medical procedure,” Tom said. “We wanted a calm environment and Casey Hospital and our private midwife Robyn were able to provide that.”

Their second child (a yet-to-be-named boy) arrived healthy on Tuesday morning, delivered at Casey Hospital with the support of Robyn Partington from Yarra Valley Midwives.

Robyn said the staff at Casey Hospital had made the process run very smoothly.

“We called ahead, and the staff were able to have the bath full and the room prepared,” Robyn said. “It was a lovely birth and Penny and Tom were able to welcome their beautiful baby boy the way they wanted.”

Monash Health General Manager Women’s and Newborn Program Andrea Rindt said the pilot was an exciting step for Monash Health and Victoria’s health system.

“Midwives are incredible childbirth professionals, and for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies we know that less medical intervention is best,” Andrea said. “We love being able to offer maternity choices such as this program to expectant parents. In most cases we know it’s best for Mum, best for baby, and best for our health system too.”Welcome to the world, little man, and congratulations on being part of a little piece of history.

We promised we’d embark on an innovative new program that lets mums give birth in a public hospital - but with a private midwife.

When Penny and Tom’s baby boy was born at Casey Hospital, he became the first child born at MonashHealth under our new system.

It’s all about giving women more maternity choices in our public system.

It’s up and running at Northern Health and Monash - and it’s been so successful we’ll roll it out at Barwon Health and the Royal Women’s too.

Isn’t he gorgeous!

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Baby delivered ✅
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2 days ago

Monash Health

Ben Cooper (middle) suffered a cardiac arrest 3 years ago. After receiving exceptional treatment at MonashHeart he has been able to return to what he loves – marathon running.

Benny completed the Medibank Melbourne Marathon on Sunday, running 42.2km and raising funds for MonashHeart.

To support Benny you can donate to his fundraising page @ melbournemarathon2018.everydayhero.com/au/benny-s-first-marathon

Every dollar supports additional equipment and resources for the MonashHeart team – saving lives like Benny’s.

If you would like to fundraise through a challenge event, create a Monash Health page today at mhfcreate.everydayhero.com/au/sign-up

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3 days ago

Monash Health

Congratulations to Monash Health neonatologist Dr Atul Malhotra and obstetrician Dr Arunaz Kumar for their Pride of Australia award nomination!

Dr Malhotra and Dr Kumar are a husband-wife team that are dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies around the world through their ONE Sim program, which provides hands-on training using simulation technology to help healthcare workers in rural India and other developing countries learn about childbirth to reduce the rates of mother and newborn mortality.

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3 days ago

Monash Health

National Nutrition Week is 14 - 20 October.

The theme this year is "Small Change, Big Gains" which is part of Nutrition Australia's annual Try for 5 campaign, which encourages Australians to consume the recommended 5 serves of vegetables each day.

Only 4% of Australians eat enough vegetables every day, with the average Australian only consuming half the recommended amount.

We are frequently replacing fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts and seeds with processed foods, increasing our consumption of unhealthy fats, salts and sugars.

The food choices we make not only affect our physical health, but also our mental health and wellbeing.

Making small changes in our every day diet can have a significant impact on improving our health and wellbeing in the long term.

For more information on how you can make a change to improve your diet visit www.tryfor5.org.au/

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#RestartaHeart Day. In #cardiacarrest - CALL 000, PUSH- start #CPR & SHOCK - use a #AED. Each day pts on our ❤️units are monitored to detect for lethal arrhythmias & last Sunday Lydia, Keegan, Emily & Sally restarted the ❤️ of a patient - 1 #shock is all it took to #savealife!

This week is #NationalNutritionWeek. Only 4% of Australians eat the recommended 5 serves of vegetables a day! #Tryfor5 #SmallChangeBigGains @NutritionAust

Congratulations to our 2018 Victorian Public Healthcare Award Winners! 🎉 Monash Health was proud to be a finalist in five categories this year, winning two categories and receiving a highly commended award! #VPHAwards #vpha2018

And here’s the team who had the privilege of accepting our award with our CEO @MonashHealthCEO and Chair Dipak Sangvhi!

So proud to win the award “improving integration of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions”. Well done team!!!

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