Celebrating 10 years of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program, which provides assistance to pregnant women experiencing vulnerability across Casey, Cardinia and Dandenong. Over the past 10 years we have been privileged to work with 3,049 women and their babies. Our team works with women to reduce health inequity by addressing maternal risk […]

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Emergency Department Redevelopment Project

We were delighted to welcome Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos MP to Monash Medical Centre on Sunday 8 September to launch our emergency department redevelopment project. Major works are about to commence on the project, which will deliver an expanded emergency department and a new, dedicated paediatric emergency department for Monash […]

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Meet Darren Mansfield

Meet Darren Mansfield, Deputy Director of Monash Lung and Sleep and Director of the Monash Health Sleep Service. What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail? As well as supporting many of the activities within the Respiratory Unit, my principal role is to oversee the Sleep Service. The sleep unit is […]

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Professor Suresh Sundram to lead education and research in Mental Health

Monash Health and Monash University are proud to announce the appointment of Professor Suresh Sundram to the position of Head, Department of Psychiatry, Monash University School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, and Director of Research, Monash Health Mental Health Program. Professor Sundram has a distinguished career as a clinician and as a researcher. He […]

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Appointments to the Monash Health Board

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of three new Monash Health Board Members: Robyn McLeod, Tony Brain and Helen Brunt. Our new Board Members bring with them exceptional experience, knowledge and leadership.  A biography of each new Board Member is provided below. Each year we review sub-committee membership and, along with the new members, there […]

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to Dr Robert Stunden, Head of Paediatric Surgery at Casey Hospital, who was recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his service to medicine in the field of paediatric surgery. Dr Stunden is a paediatric surgeon based at Monash Health and Peninsula Health, serving patients across south-east Melbourne, Gippsland and the Mornington […]

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Meet Danielle Clark

Meet Danielle Clark, Head of Donor Relations at Monash Health Foundation. What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail? I have just been appointed as the Head of Donor Relations, Monash Health Foundation. My team looks after everything from community fundraising, events, donor relations, corporate and community partnerships, communications and lots […]

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Meet Tao Browne

Meet Tao Browne, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Program Management Office and Deputy Director. What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail? EMR Program Management Office and Deputy Director. What has your journey been like at Monash Health?  My first day at Monash Health was Monday 1 August 2011 as the Advanced Scheduling […]

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Meet Rosie

Meet Rosie Brown, Infection Control Consultant at Monash Health. What does your role at Monash Health entail? Infection Control Consultants are responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the Infection Control and Prevention program at Monash Health. We are involved in activities that include protocol and procedure development, surveillance and monitoring infections, staff immunisation […]

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Midwife of the Year

We are very proud to announce that Tracey Stephens has won The 2019 HESTA Midwife of the Year award. Tracey plays a pivotal role at Monash Health as the Aboriginal Health Liaison Midwife and Aboriginal Graduate and Cadet Support Officer. She is recognised for improving maternity and health care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Meet Nerine

Meet Nerine Wilson, Nurse Manager at Ward 44, Monash Medical Centre. What does being a nurse at Monash Health mean to you? Nursing is a rewarding profession and my role as Nurse Manager at Monash Health means upholding the iCare values and being able to make a difference to the lives of the patients and […]

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Meet Jess

Meet Jess Sneider, Associate Nurse Unit Manager at Monash Medical Centre. What is your role and what does it entail? I work as a midwife on the postnatal ward at the moment and I’m doing a rotation as ANUM which means I’m in charge of various shifts. Before this I was rotating between birth suite, […]

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Meet Cathy

Meet Cathy Oddie, Family Violence Lived Experience Consultant in our Mental Health team at Monash Health. Cathy says she is filled with gratitude for the opportunity to bring her personal and professional experiences together in a role that will help shape our response to family violence. “It’s quite ground-breaking of Monash Health to employ someone […]

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Congratulations Tracey Stephens

We are very proud to announce that Tracey Stephens has been nominated as a finalist in the national 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards. Tracey plays a pivotal role at Monash Health as the Aboriginal Health Liaison Midwife and Aboriginal Graduate and Cadet Support Officer. She is recognised for improving maternity and health care […]

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The Dr Hope Foundation raises $40k for the Monash Health Clinical Cancer Trials

Congratulations to the Dr Hope Foundation for raising over $40,000 at the Dr Hope 2019 Masquerade Gala Ball on Friday 5 April to support Clinical Cancer Trials at Monash Health. Over 200 people attended the glamorous event hosted by special guest Madeline Slattery from 9 News for a night of fine dining, music and entertainment. The money […]

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Meet Brianna

Meet Brianna Walpole, Cognition Clinical Lead at Monash Health. What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail? I am the Monash Health Cognition Clinical Lead. My role involves helping to improve the care of patients with cognitive impairment across all our inpatient campuses. I do this via the Delirium and Dementia […]

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World-first stem cell therapy for acute stroke

We were delighted to welcome Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos MP to Monash Medical Centre this morning to meet a patient and researchers leading the world-first safety trial examining stem cells as therapy for acute stroke. 67 year old Kevin Baird arrived at Monash Medical Centre in February after suffering from a stroke. He […]

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Meet Rob

Meet Rob Koch, Coordinator of Community Development and Volunteer Services at Monash Health. What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail? I get to work with vulnerable yet resilient people who have fled their country due to persecution and war, and are trying to start a new life in our community. As […]

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Congratulations to our Department of Paediatrics

Last week the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) held its annual congress on the Gold Coast. Ashwin Ramanathan, a B Med Sci (Hons) student in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health last year won two awards at the conference for his research on using “Digital stethoscope technology to study breath […]

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Meet Julie

Meet Julie Papaxanthou, Operations Manager, Dental Clinic at Monash Health. What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail? As an Operations Manager I ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the dental clinics whilse ensuring that we meet the expectations of our patients and staff. My role entails a lot of […]

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Congratulations Professor Beverley Vollenhoven

Congratulations to Professor Beverley Vollenhoven for being inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

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The Walk for Monash Children’s Hospital Raises $200,000!

Over 2,000 staff, patients, families, friends and members of the community came together to raise money to support our patients.

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Construction of the Victorian Heart Hospital begins

    We are delighted to begin construction on the Victorian Heart Hospital, Australia’s first dedicated, state-of-the art cardiac facility, providing innovative, holistic and patient-centred care in heart disease, along with world-leading education and research led by our partners at Monash University. The Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Minister for Health joined Dipak Sanghvi, Monash Health Board Chair, […]

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2018 Victorian Public Healthcare Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Victorian Public Healthcare Award Winners! The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards are the annual celebration of excellence, dedication and innovation in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver informed and effective healthcare. Monash Health is proud to receive the Secretary’s Award for improving integration of care for patients with chronic […]

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Welcome to renowned cardiologist Stephen Nicholls

World-renowned cardiologist and researcher Stephen Nicholls joins Monash Health and Monash University this week to lead the new Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) and as Professor of Cardiology. A multiple-award winner, Professor Nicholls has written more than 770 manuscripts, book chapters and conference proceedings, and has raised more than $100 million in research funding. Since 2012, […]

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Meet Anjali Dhulia, the lead of our Gender Equity subcommittee

Meet Dr Anjali Dhulia, our lead to for the Gender Equity subcommittee Dr Dhulia is part of our Equity and Inclusion Committee at Monash Health and is making a difference to our community by driving change and ensuring we provide fair opportunities and fair outcomes, regardless of gender. What is your role at Monash Health? […]

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Congratulations to our 2018 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards finalists

The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards are the annual celebration of excellence, dedication and innovation in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver informed and effective healthcare. Monash Health is proud to be a finalist in five categories for 2018: Minister for Health’s Award for improving children’s health Secretary’s Award for improving integration of […]

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Highlighting the great work of our Stroke and Neurology team

  People presenting to Monash Health for the assessment and management of acute neurological disorders can expect to receive comprehensive care by a large team of dedicated professionals. Associate Professor Henry Ma, Head of Neurology and Stroke at Monash Health, said “we are very fortunate to have access to the best-trained experts at Monash Health […]

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New hope for premature babies thanks to placenta cell trial

First published on Nine News, by Ehsan Knopf on 6 August 2019 An Australian hospital is touting a new trial aimed at treating premature babies with lung problems using placenta cells a success. The human-first trial conducted at Monash Children’s Hospital saw cells from a human placenta successfully infused into six babies around the age […]

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Alternate clot busting drug improves outcomes for stroke patients

An alternative and more cost-effective clot-busting drug has greater benefits for stroke patients.

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Nobel Peace Prize visits Monash Health

Monash Health received a special visit from a Nobel Peace Prize following the advocacy work of one of our doctors.

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Don aims to swim English Channel again after heart surgery

Don is already planning his next swim across the English Channel after major open heart surgery.

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New breast care nurse through McGrath Foundation

McGrath Foundation breast cancer nurse to offer free support to patients and their families.

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Diana Egerton-Warbuton inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women

A/Prof Diana Egerton-Warburton has been inducted into the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

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World-first approach to treating pelvic organ prolapse

A world-first approach to treating pelvic organ prolapse.

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Heart starter: New wireless device to help treat heart failure

Monash Health has fitted the first Australian with a new wireless device to help treat heart failure.

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Dr Jacky Hewitt is leading an awareness campaign around vitamin D deficiency

Endocrinologist Dr Jacky Hewitt is raising awareness around vitamin D deficiency in babies

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Professors David Kissane, AC and Barbara Workman, AC recognised for services

David Kissane & Barbara Workman made Companion of the Order of Australia.

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Monash Medical Centre safely welcomes quadruplets

Monash Medical Centre safely delivers quadruplets following a 30 week gestation period.

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