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Thursday 6 April 2017
A new program starting in Portland in April will give people a chance to beat their alcohol and drug problems. [read more]
Enviromental Team
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Thursday 6 April 2017
A new communication system at Portland District Health is bringing staff closer together. [read more]
Photo: George James, Cecil Baker, Rocky McMillan, Tom Carswell, David Lanyon, Ann Nunn, Anita Rank and Val Worden
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Wednesday 5 April 2017
Portland Lions Club’s `White Lioners’ Murray to Moyne team may have been down on cyclist numbers this year but that hasn’t dampened their fund-raising spirit for Portland... [read more]
Marni Phillips & Sarah Millard (volunteer)
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Tuesday 4 April 2017
Portland District Health is helping cancer patients to look good and feel better with the return of a popular support program. [read more]
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Monday 3 April 2017
Cancer support nurse Brooke Kelly is a perfect example of the caring and helpful staff who work for Portland District Health. [read more]
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Monday 3 April 2017
Retired and professional people around Portland could find a new outlet for their skills by joining a volunteer grant writing group at Portland District Health. [read more]
Julie Marsh-DNS, Bob Gower-Client & Lesa Munn-DNS
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Thursday 30 March 2017
Portland District Health’s district nursing service might be one of the great unsung services offered to the community. [read more]
Photo: Erin Barker-Lymphoedema Nurse
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Friday 17 March 2017
As part of Lymphoedema Week during March, Portland District Health is helping people to find out more about “leaky legs”. [read more]
Photo: Lindy Stuchbery, Anita Rank, Carrie Templeton & Brenda Oxford
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Friday 17 March 2017
Portland District Health, as part of SEA Change, is helping make being physically active easy to do. [read more]
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Portland District Health and the SeaChange initiative are backing a south-west Victorian petition for a sugar tax to reduce the consumption of sweet drinks to fight obesity... [read more]
Photo from left:  Dr Amanda Lishman-Emergency Physician, Ros Alexander-DON, Anita Rank-Glenelg Shire Mayor/PDH Board Member/M2M Cyclist and George James-Lions Club
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Friday 3 March 2017
Portland Lions Club’s `White Lioners’ Murray to Moyne team will be helping people with urology problems when they hit the road this year. [read more]
Photo with Seaview House residents: Lily Horovitz, Briony Trace - Occupational Therapist, Warwick McEachern, Brooke Smith - Exercise Physiologist and Pat Wilmot
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Thursday 2 March 2017
Falls prevention is a high priority at Portland District Health and a significant part of the campaign is the Landing on Your Feet group program. [read more]
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Thursday 2 March 2017
After three orthopaedic surgeries in the past year, Ian Benbow is well placed to assess the service provided by Portland District Health. [read more]
Photo from Left: Frank Farnsworth, Kellie Wakely & Mandy Beattie
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Friday 17 February 2017
As the Rotary Club of Portland Beats Cycle for Hope team gears up for its 2017 event on March 19, local cancer patients are appreciating the outcomes of last year’s ride. [read more]
Merv Hughes - Cricket Legend
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Friday 17 February 2017
Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes will visit Portland in March for a golf day to help raise funds for new surgical equipment at Portland District Health. [read more]
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Friday 10 February 2017
The Portland community is being urged to contribute to a new Victorian rural health plan to make sure the voice of country people is heard. [read more]
Mr Nick Russell - Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Friday 10 February 2017
New visiting specialist surgeon Nick Russell is bringing the latest international techniques and a passion for rural health to Portland. [read more]
Photo: Elaine Warnecke
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Thursday 9 February 2017
Portland District Health’s new graduate physiotherapist Elaine Warnecke is taking a broad view of the health of her patients. [read more]
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Tuesday 7 February 2017
New research from Deakin University has found that innovative marketing techniques can encourage supermarket customers to buy more healthy foods. In a collaboration between... [read more]
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Wednesday 1 February 2017
Portland District Health has set a healthy vision for the local community with the launch of its new 2017-2020 strategic plan. [read more]

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