Dementia Australia presents “Mild Cognitive Impairment”

Dementia Australia present the next in the series of information sessions aimed at people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, people concerned about their cognition and their family carers and family members.

The session provides information about mild cognitive impairment as it relates to older people, including diagnosis, progression, treatment and management strategies.

You will gain knowledge in:

  • mild cognitive impairment
  • strategies to assist with changes related to mild cognitive impairment
  • services and accessing support

When: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Time: 10:30am – 1pm (2.5hrs)
Where: Kyneton District Health, Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton (come to hospital reception for directions
Cost: FREE

Dementia Australia’s facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. These sessions are delivered interactively and you will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other participants giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

For more information, call Lisa Reed on 1300 526 576 or book on online
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A huge thank you to the Lion Club of Kyneton

The Lions Club of Kyneton came into Kyneton Health last week and presented us with a cheque in support of the new Kyneton Oncology Chemotherapy Service, which will launch early next year.

The donation will be used to purchase a designated chemotherapy refrigerator, which is vital to run the service.

We are very grateful for the support we receive from the Lions Club of Kyneton!

Our region’s healthcare services are working together to deliver better, safer care.

Health services in Hepburn and Kyneton have joined forces, ensuring residents can access the very best health care closer to home, long into the future.

Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos has confirmed the formation of a new health service to be called Central Highlands Rural Health.

Over the past two years, the boards of Hepburn Health Service and Kyneton District Health have been working together and consulting with their communities on better ways to share resources and improve clinical services.

The combined management structure of Central Highlands Rural Health will begin this week.

There will be no reduction in services, staffing or funding. All campuses in Kyneton, Daylesford, Creswick, Clunes and Trentham will stay in place and keep their local identity. Donations will also remain with the community that raised the funds.

CEO of Kyneton District Health and Hepburn Health Maree Cuddihy said:

“The formation of the new organisation will enable us to deliver a stronger health service in each community. We will be able to strengthen services, enhance quality and deliver more consumer-driven care. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities for improvement to local healthcare our voluntary amalgamation brings.”

The single entity will ensure the health services can meet the future health care needs of a growing population, deliver more and new services locally and provide greater access to high quality for locals in each community.

Patients will enjoy better health outcomes thanks to the sharing of knowledge, skills expertise across campuses to improve care and a stronger ability to recruit and retain staff.

Our healthcare services: better together.

Kyneton District Health Awarded ACHS Accreditation

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), Australia’s leading independent authority on health care, has recognised the high quality care given to patients of Kyneton District Health by awarding the health service accreditation through its NSQHS Standards program. Continue reading Kyneton District Health Awarded ACHS Accreditation

Share your views: Ensuring quality foods in Public Hospitals

The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services is currently conducting a survey on food in public hospitals and aged care services.

Continue reading Share your views: Ensuring quality foods in Public Hospitals

Info Session – 19 Nov 2019: How dementia friendly is your home?

Dementia Australia present the next in the series of information sessions aimed at people living with dementia, their carers and their family members.  Continue reading Info Session – 19 Nov 2019: How dementia friendly is your home?