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An invitation to our community: Monash Health invites you to our annual Open Board Meeting to meet our Directors and discuss Monash Medical Centre's Emergency Department Redevelopment. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Former patient Harry has benefited from a world first trial conducted at Monash Children's Hospital in a collaborative study by Monash Health, Hudson Institute and Monash University.

Harry, born at 27 weeks gestation, was one of the first babies to receive the treatment, which has repaired his lungs and now at 15 months old, he has started crawling and no longer requires oxygen support.
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3 weeks ago

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We were delighted to welcome the Minister for Mental Health the Hon Martin Foley MP to the Monash Health Gender Clinic this morning.

Minister Foley met with staff to learn more about the service and the client-centred care provided to trans, gender diverse, and non-binary people.

The clinic is undergoing some renovations, and Minister Foley was able to see the progress being made as we finalise bright new consultation spaces.

He also spoke at length with one of our consumers, Darcy, who is Co-Chairperson of our Gender Clinic Consumer Advisory Committee.

Darcy spoke about the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach, and how access to the clinic’s services have helped him in recent years.

The Minister spoke about the importance of combating discrimination, and about the importance of addressing employment issues in the TGDNB community.

Image: Dr Jaco Erasmus from Monash Health Gender Clinic and the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley MP
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3 weeks ago

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Did you know this week is Donate Life Week?

Joanna Burston, a former Monash Health patient shares her inspiring journey to recovery after receiving a life-saving double transplant.

Jo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11 and says if she had understood how serious her diabetes was at the time, she would have taken better care of herself while she was growing up.

During a trip to Queensland, Jo visited the hospital to treat an ulcer on her foot, and after a series of tests, she unexpectedly discovered that she would need a kidney transplant. Jo was on the transplant list for 14 years. “I held on and on, and then all of a sudden in November things went downhill, and they went downhill fast,” she said.

In February of last year, a blood test revealed her kidney failure had become so severe her doctor was surprised that she was even still alive. She immediately began eight weeks of dialysis and on 12 May 2017, Jo received a kidney and pancreas transplant at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton.

Jo wants to share her story to encourage everyone to join the Australian Organ Donor Register and help save the lives of thousands of Australians. “I think it’s time to talk about it. We have the lowest organ donor rate in the world in this country.”

Visit donatelife.gov.au and register to become an organ donor today.
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3 weeks ago

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What a fun day we had at Run Melbourne on Sunday! Monash Health and Monash Children’s Hospital were among hundreds of charities who participated in the 2018 Run Melbourne event, together raising almost $2 million for various causes. Thank you to everyone who supported better health for our community through Run Melbourne for Monash Health. We hope to see you again next year. ... See MoreSee Less

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A world-first trial is underway in Melbourne, with researchers using placenta stem cells to repair the lungs of premature babies. @CGreenbank9 #9News

Look at that smile! Little Harry was part of a hugely successful trial to use stem cells to treat lung disease in premature babies - a Victorian breakthrough that’s about to go global. A huge thank you to our incredible researchers from @Hudson_Research @MonashHealth #springst

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Delighted to welcome @JillHennessyMP to Monash this morning to learn more about our World-First research collaboration with @Hudson_Research, @MonashUni, and @RitchieCentre.

See the front page of today’s @theheraldsun to learn more!

#StemCells #PlacentalCells

World-first lung treatment @Hudson_Research & @MonashChildrens saves prem bubs. @theheraldsun https://t.co/TBZfXQKuCt

The #VictorianHeartHospital will connect with the natural landscape at Monash University's Clayton campus, bringing the outside in with a central open courtyard and roof gardens https://t.co/oOQva9wvf7
@MonashHealth @MonashHeart @ConradGargett @JWA_Architects @JillHennessyMP

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