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Specialist emergency doctors will now be available at Maryborough District Health Service during the after hours period, thanks to a new telehealth pilot being delivered by Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) and My Emergency Dr.

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Community-led efforts and galvanising support for strong local initiatives in suicide prevention were discussed today in a meeting between Ballarat’s Mayor Cr Sam McIntosh, the CEO of Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) Dr Leanne Beagley and CEO of Ballarat Community Health Sean Duffy.

Western Victoria PHN is currently leading a state government funded Place Based Suicide Prevention Trial in Ballarat, bringing together organisations, groups and people with a lived experience who are already providing services and supports to people in the community.

A Deakin University medical student has received the 2019 George Golding Memorial Trust Scholarship for her excellence in academic studies and strong passion for rural and remote health.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) formally announced Rachel Mahony as the 2019 George Golding Memorial Trust Scholarship recipient at a breakfast presentation in Geelong on Thursday 11 July.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network in conjunction with Hospice Foundation Geelong is seeking applications from Geelong region general practitioners for the 2020 Dr Trevor Banks Scholarship for Palliative Care.

The annual scholarship awards up to $5,000 to help Geelong region GPs attend national or international educational events related to palliative care.