Western Victoria PHN is delighted to announce Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank will chair the new Great South Coast (GSC) Suicide Prevention Leadership Group. Western Victoria PHN Chief Executive, Dr Leanne Beagley, said the 18-member Leadership Group will provide expert advice as part of one of the 12 place-based community trials occurring throughout Victoria to support local communities in exploring and developing collaborative strategies for suicide prevention.

The website was deactivated from 14 June, 2019.

The site has been a handy public resource for finding local health providers. However, in the years since that site was first developed and launched, new resources have become available that can provide more detailed, expansive and up-to-date information for the public on local health services.

A new mental health program to support people and families who aren’t part of the NDIS or public mental health services has been launched.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) is encouraging general practitioners and other health services in the region to properly prepare for the new voluntary assisted dying laws which come into effect from 19 June this year.

MBS item number changes – Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF)

The new item number changes for March 2018 have been released and clarification from MBS provides an understanding on the correct method of billing and utilising the new 90001 and 90002 item numbers.