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Coronavirus standard

Mansfield District Hospital, Central General Practice and Mansfield Medical Clinic are responding to the challenges of Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is known.  Coronavirus is a virus that causes an infection in people that can include a respiratory illness.  In most people it is unlikely to be severe. Elderly people or those with a pre-existing medical condition are more vulnerable and at greater risk of experiencing severe symptoms. SYMPTOMS The most common symptoms include: FeverBreathing difficulties such as breathlessnessCoughSore throatFatigue or tiredness. However these symptoms may also apply to a range of respiratory ailments that aren’t coronavirus. WHO IS AT RISK? If you have travelled internationally within the last 14 days and are feeling unwell you should seek advice. You are also at risk if you have had close ...

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Successful AGM standard

We held an extremely successful Annual General Meeting on 12th November. Highly acclaimed physician Dr Peter Brukner was our guest speaker and he spoke of his SugarbyHalf campaign, a public campaign to reduce sugar consumption in our diets. Mr Jaya Naidu was inducted as a Life Governor for his contribution as a Board Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee for many years. We also recognised a number of staff who have worked at the organisation for a number of ...

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MDH AGM standard

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on 12th November at the Alzburg Resort and we are inviting all community members to attend. This year we are fortunate to have Dr Peter Brukner OAM as our Guest Speaker. Peter is a highly acclaimed sports and exercise physician who has worked with a number of elite sporting teams both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Peter is also co-founder of the public health campaign SugarbyHalf which seeks to reduce the consumption of sugar in the Australian diet. Peter will speak of the need to address this problem and the consequences of failing to do so. We hope to see you ...

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Take our Community Survey standard

Mansfield District Hospital (MDH) is in the process of developing a five-year Strategic Plan that will set a clear and bold direction for MDH. As part of this process, we are seeking input from our communities and recent users of our services. We want to know what we are doing well, what you need, and how we can improve. Your feedback is important to us and we encourage you to complete our community survey. The survey is available at the hospital reception (just ask our staff) as well as online at: MDH Community Survey The survey should take no more than 7 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 23 August 2019. ...

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STRENGTHENING OUR RESPONSE TO FAMILY VIOLENCE standard

Today we launched our program to tackle the issue of family violence within the Mansfield Community.   Not all incidents of family violence are reported to police which is why a health system intervention is so important.  A significant proportion of people in our community are either directly or indirectly effected by family violence and this is most likely to have been committed by someone they know.  These people are predominantly women and children.  We are happy to be a part of a cultural change that sees family violence as a health issue and one that we can all work together as a community to address. Mansfield District Hospital staff have been trained to identify and support people affected by family ...

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