Ballarto Medical Centre – Servicing the Carrum Downs & Skye community for over 3 years.
October, 26 2015
Pink Ribbon Day
Each year over 13,500 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
It’s one of the most common cancers. Survival rates are growing due to earlier detection and better treatment but we still have a long way to go.
This is why Australians come together on Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day to show their support for the one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
By participating in Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day, the public can help us provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures.
We will be selling Pink Ribbon Merchandise at the reception desk, and also participating in a hosting a Pink Ribbon fundraiser on Friday the 26th of October. Staff will dress in pink to raise awareness, and to donate all the funds raised.
For information on how you can get involves please visit the Cancer council at www.cancer.org.au
September 1, 2015
Women’s Health week 7-11 SEPTEMBER 2015
This year Women’s health week will be launching their new campaign No more elephants! It is time to get rid of the elephant in the room and get talking about women’s health.
In 2013, realising that there was no event dedicated to women’s health in Australia, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ran the very first national Women’s Health Week. Thousands of women across Australia registered to take part in a week of online activities, videos, resources and information.
Now in its 3rd year the event continues to gain groundswell nationally and Jean Hailes provides health information and free resources to support thousands of registrants and hundreds of local events organised by communities Australia-wide.
Over 3300 women and health professionals completed a survey telling them what women worry about and what information they would like to hear about when it comes to their health.
During the five days of the 2015 Women’s Health Week (7-11 September) they will focus on what women want to know about their health:
Monday – What do women want to talk about?
Tuesday – Myths: what have you heard?
Wednesday – Silent topics: what’s not being talked about?
Thursday – Ask someone: who & what to ask
Friday – Now what? Tell us your pledge
For more information or to register visit www.womenshealthweek.com.au
Based on our patient’s recent feedback we’ve added additional Doctors on the weekend helping to reduce waiting times at our practice!
Dr Jas commenced with us on July 15th.
Dr Jas is a hard working, vibrant, communicative and a compassionate doctor.
Her interests lie in women’s health, preventative medicine, and all aspects of family medicine. She is passionate about providing her patients with outstanding, tailored healthcare.
She is able to speak fluently in English, Malay, Indonesian, Punjabi, and Russian.
Dr. Jas a warm and friendly Melbourne local who took the leap to travel overseas to follow her dream to become a doctor. After her travels, she is glad to be back Home to provide the best healthcare and serve her community.
Sids & Kids are a not-for-profit organisation that was created in 1977 to support families who had experienced the death of a baby from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Over the years their services have been broadened beyond SIDS to support all families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child regardless of the cause.
They have a successful history in delivering a safe sleeping health promotion program for babies that has been largely responsible for an 80% reduction in sudden infant deaths in Australia.
Red Nose Day is the main annual fundraiser for Sids & Kids. By supporting Red Nose Day you are helping to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices. Through evidence based community education we are working to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.
Ballarto Medical Centre will be selling Red Nose Day Merchandise in support of Sids & Kids throughout June. Resources including safe sleeping guides are available and on display in the clinic.
For more information about Sids & Kids Red Nose Day visit: www.rednoseday.com.au .