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									Eastern Health Weekly (EHW)                     Electronic news update for Eastern Health staff

What’s happening at Eastern Health                                   Issue 20: 21 January 2010

Exciting news for salary packaging participants and their partners
      An additional NAB visa card under the salary packaging threshold ($9,095) is now
      available for partners. There are no bank charges associated with the EH salary
      packaging visa cards.

      To obtain an application form or to view the FAQs in relation to partner cards, go to
      (EH/Corporate Support/HR Intranet/Salary Packaging) and download an
      application/amendment form.

VHIMS (RiskMan) system now live!
      The new Victorian Health Incident Management System for incident reporting went live on
      the afternoon of Thursday 14 January. Over 400 incidents have since been reported.
      It is vital that if you encounter any problems or issues that they are promptly reported. This
      should be to your manager in the first instance who will then refer unresolved queries to
      your Quality Manager.

      Users are requested not to change or update any 2009 or prior incidents without checking
      with your Quality Manager first. Please read and distribute the attached bulletin to staff.

Online equal opportunity training courses
      We are pleased to introduce three new on-line training courses:
           1. Equal employment opportunity
           2. Bullying prevention
           3. Sexual harassment prevention

      These are mandatory courses for all staff to complete in 2010 and will be assigned online
      to staff this week. If you have an EH email address, you will receive a notification from
      Learning Seat, our online course provider, to complete these courses. If you don’t have an
      EH email address, you may access these courses directly at Eastern Health e-Learning
      Centre by:
            visiting the Education section on our intranet or
            going to the Staff icon on the top row of our new website or
            going directly to the website: www.learningseat.com/easternhealth.

      Learning management system FAQs are now available on the intranet HR webpage under
      Training and Organisational Development. Please refer to these FAQs for any assistance
      in the first instance or for further information, contact Tansel Ali on 9895 3530.

HealthSMART update
      Focus for January:
      Discharge Summaries at Box Hill Hospital in HealthSMART Clinicals
         Over 1500 Discharge Summaries have now been completed in HealthSMART
         Health Information has reported that the quality of the summaries has been good,
          primary diagnosis is being completed appropriately and the clinical synopsis is
          providing the coders with adequate information
         Doctors now need to complete Discharge Summaries in HealthSMART Clinicals
         Discharge Summaries are sent electronically directly to GPs Medical Practice
          Software from HealthSMART Clinicals (where this is activated)
         Discharge Summaries are no longer to be commenced in AUSCARE – support,
          training, electronic distribution now via HealthSMART Clinicals ONLY
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       If you need assistance or training please page 4311 or email

EH Research – Call for volunteers
       Volunteers are required for a trial investigating gluten intolerance in people who do NOT
       have coeliac disease. Details
       Contact: Jessica Biesiekierski: 9094 9530

EH Practice Development Unit
       Our program calendar, campus onsite education calendars and available course
       brochures are available here .

       Additional course brochures recently listed:
       Acute care medical nursing in practice: 28 January 2010
       Preceptorship Program: 4 February 2010

Library news
       EH Library Service warmly welcomes two new part-time staff to our team – Jacinta Yeo
       (Librarian) and Amanda Chalkley (Library Technician). They will be working across
       campus and look forward to meeting staff and students and assisting them with their
       library and information requirements.
       For the latest library information visit: http://ehliblinks.blogspot.com/

Healthy Weight Week (24-31 January)
       Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is on again from 24 – 31 January 2010. It’s a time for all
       Australians to eat better, feel better and move more NOW! Details

Superannuation queries?
       HESTA superannuation representatives will be hosting informal chats across various EH
       sites in January 2010 – all staff are welcome. Details

EH Vacancies
       Current vacancies

What’s happening around our sites and services

Angliss Hospital

       Annual Golf & Bowls Day
       The annual Angliss Hospital Golf & Bowls Day is on again, Monday 15 March 2010 at the
       picturesque Waverley Golf Club. Just $50 per player and you get a round of 18 holes
       Ambrose golf, lunch and a giveaway bag. So put a team together and enjoy a day of golf
       and fun whilst raising money for Angliss Hospital. You don’t have to be a pro to play!

       To beat the rush and secure a team see flyer.
       Contacts: Tania 9759 1819 or Anna 9895 4868.

Box Hill Hospital

       Return to normal of Birralee and Paediatric Services: 20 and 22 Jan 2010
       Birralee and Paediatrics will be returning to Birralee and 2 West respectively and
       will return to normal operation with effect from the afternoon of Friday 22 January.
       Thank you to all the departments that have been affected and who have assisted
       us maintain services during our sojourn in 1 East. Also a HUGE thankyou to all
       the Women’s & Children’s staff (midwives, nurses, medical team, PSAs, ward
       clerks - including Teniele from 1 East), who survived a baby boom under
       challenging conditions. Details

Maroondah Hospital
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      Charity Celebrity Golf Day
      Eastern Health Golf 2010 tees off with the 5th Maroondah Hospital's Charity Celebrity
      Golf Day on Thursday 25 February 2010. www.mhgolfday.org.au.
      Contact: Kimberly Williamson (Ph: 9871 3838).

Mental Health Program

      Enhancing readiness and motivation for change in eating disorders:
      24 & 25 May 2010
      Presented by the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)
      Details and application form. Enquiries: Michelle.Roberton@mh.org.au

      National Mental Health Consumer & Carer forum
      The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer forum recently released its
      confidentiality and privacy issues paper. Copies of this paper can be downloaded at

Peter James Centre/Wantirna Health

      Superannuation queries?
      HESTA is visiting Wantirna Health on Thursday 21 January 2010.

Submitting articles to EHW

      EHW is distributed on Thursday mornings. Please email articles (as attachments) to the
      Communications & Community Relations team (susan.greenham@easternhealth.org.au)
      by 2 pm on Wednesday for inclusion in the coming week’s EHW.
      For further information, call 9895 4893.

      Please PRINT THIS EMAIL (including attachments) and display in the regular place for
      communication in your area for staff without computer access.

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