It has been a busy year for Cobram District Health, dealing with floods, purchasing and upgrading existing equipment and training new doctors.By Randall Johnston
It has been a busy year for Cobram District Health, dealing with floods, purchasing and upgrading existing equipment and training new doctors.
The local healthcare provider has released its annual Quality of Care report and a flick through reveals some encouraging advancements to the level of care provided.
Evasive action was required when flooding inundated Numurkah Hospital in March last year.
Twelve people — a mix of patients and elderly residential care residents — had to be relocated to Cobram at this time.
Irvin House hosted four residents from Numurkah Aged Care Facility for a month, and a number of Numurkah Hospital staff members also worked at Cobram.
The floods also meant that operating sessions that were scheduled at Numurkah were performed at Cobram instead, and a total of 70 procedures were performed from April until the end of June.
The GP Enhanced Primary Care program helped many low-income and disability pensioners to improve their quality of life by having free access to podiatry, diabetic education and dental care.
Under normal circumstances, many of these people would not be able to afford such health services — but with the appropriate referral through their GP, regular dental checks and essential dental procedures can be covered.
As an aside, Cobram Dental Clinic treated more than 5000 private patients last year.
Further advancements have been made with the popular Midwife Shared Care Program at Cobram, with women receiving pre- and post-birth care.
The program pairs mothers and their newborns with the same midwife right the way through and also allows for locally-based antenatal care, which is especially beneficial for those with other young children in their care.
The most common reason for people being admitted to Cobram Hospital in 2012 was for respiratory conditions (20 per cent), followed by cellulitis (12 per cent) and orthopaedic conditions (11 per cent).
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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