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$200,000 boost for stroke rehab

26 Sep 2016 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Leah Tindill Itindillr Ne Com Au Projects atNHW to help patient recovery STROKE patients at Northeast Health Wangaratta are set to benefit from more therapy options thanks to $200,000 in State Government funding. The funding was announced last week by Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria), with $144,000 to go towards implementing an Early Supported Discharge project over 18 months, and another $54,000 to go towards the Thomas Hogan Centre rehabilitation service. "These are two very exciting projects being undertaken by NHW and the State Government is proud to be supporting such positive initiatives that will improve patient recovery from stroke," Ms Symes said. "The government is putting patients first and ensuring stroke survivors can access the very best care, when they need it, closer to home. "Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from rehabilitation services that will enable them to enjoy a better quality of life." The local hospital also received a $7000 grant for its Enriched Environment program at THC, which aims to create a stimulating environment for patients to engage in outside of their therapy time. NHW chief executive officer Margaret Bennett said the funding and programs were "an exciting opportunity" for the hospital. "Both of these projects are based on current evidence in improving the outcome for patients post stroke," she said. "The Early Supported Discharge Project will be a collaborative approach between inpatient and community rehabilitation and will aim to facilitate patients who have had a mild to moderate stroke to receive the same interdisciplinary rehabilitation they would receive while an inpatient but in the community. "The practices will enable patients to return home sooner than with traditional therapy, and will also include home based therapy. "This is especially exciting as it will provide the patient with a rehabilitative experience that is not just specific to the times a therapist is at work but enable them to continue their rehabilitation on weekends, outside of 9-5pm therapy times, et cetera." The programs have already begun and are expected to be in full swing by February 2017. About one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. In 2014, 2954 Victorians died from the disease. Stroke continues to be the biggest killer and leading cause of disability in Australia, causing more deaths than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Victorian hospitals treat more than 14,000 people for stroke and related conditions every year. About one third of these will require rehabilitation either in hospital or at home. Caption Text: BETTER OUTLOOK: Northeast Health Wangaratta occupational therapist Bronwyn Connelly and physiotherapist Erin Anderberg chat with stroke patient Frank Paola about improved therapy practices. PHOTO: Luke Plummer Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

$200,000 boost for stroke rehab

26 Sep 2016 • Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) by Leah Tindill Itindillr Ne Com Au Projects atNHW to help patient recovery STROKE patients at Northeast Health Wangaratta are set to benefit from more therapy options thanks to $200,000 in State Government funding. The funding was announced last week by Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria), with $144,000 to go towards implementing an Early Supported Discharge project over 18 months, and another $54,000 to go towards the Thomas Hogan Centre rehabilitation service. "These are two very exciting projects being undertaken by NHW and the State Government is proud to be supporting such positive initiatives that will improve patient recovery from stroke," Ms Symes said. "The government is putting patients first and ensuring stroke survivors can access the very best care, when they need it, closer to home. "Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from rehabilitation services that will enable them to enjoy a better quality of life." The local hospital also received a $7000 grant for its Enriched Environment program at THC, which aims to create a stimulating environment for patients to engage in outside of their therapy time. NHW chief executive officer Margaret Bennett said the funding and programs were "an exciting opportunity" for the hospital. "Both of these projects are based on current evidence in improving the outcome for patients post stroke," she said. "The Early Supported Discharge Project will be a collaborative approach between inpatient and community rehabilitation and will aim to facilitate patients who have had a mild to moderate stroke to receive the same interdisciplinary rehabilitation they would receive while an inpatient but in the community. "The practices will enable patients to return home sooner than with traditional therapy, and will also include home based therapy. "This is especially exciting as it will provide the patient with a rehabilitative experience that is not just specific to the times a therapist is at work but enable them to continue their rehabilitation on weekends, outside of 9-5pm therapy times, et cetera." The programs have already begun and are expected to be in full swing by February 2017. About one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. In 2014, 2954 Victorians died from the disease. Stroke continues to be the biggest killer and leading cause of disability in Australia, causing more deaths than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Victorian hospitals treat more than 14,000 people for stroke and related conditions every year. About one third of these will require rehabilitation either in hospital or at home. Caption Text: BETTER OUTLOOK: Northeast Health Wangaratta occupational therapist Bronwyn Connelly and physiotherapist Erin Anderberg chat with stroke patient Frank Paola about improved therapy practices. PHOTO: Luke Plummer Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

LABOR DELIVERS EDUCATION FUNDING FOR STUDENTS MOST IN NEED

Northern Victoria school students most in need are getting extra support at school to achieve their best and break the cycle of disadvantage, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record boost to equity funding, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said schools have now received their indicative budgets for next year, with the Labor Government delivering $6.1 billion to Victorian government schools for 2017. “This includes $358 million in equity funding, which is needs-based funding used by schools to introduce programs that help disadvantaged students achieve better results at school and reach their full potential,” Ms Symes said. “This sees Victoria meet its Gonski funding contribution for 2017 and this funding is making a real difference to the lives of Victorian students and is here to stay.” “We know that needs-based funding works and is making a difference for students.” “The Federal Liberal National Government’s decision to walk away from its commitment to Gonski funding will leave Victorian students, including students in Northern Victoria, almost $1 billion worse off each year.” While the Turnbull Government has walked away from funding the final two years of Gonski funding – slashing almost $1 billion in funding to vulnerable students – the Labor Government will continue to provide equity funding to help our schools and students most in need. Ms Symes said for the first time, every Victorian government school’s total indicative funding will be published on the Department of Education and Training’s website. For more information, visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/educationstate/Pages/schoolbudget.aspx    

LABOR DELIVERS EDUCATION FUNDING FOR STUDENTS MOST IN NEED

Northern Victoria school students most in need are getting extra support at school to achieve their best and break the cycle of disadvantage, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record boost to equity funding, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes said schools have now received their indicative budgets for next year, with the Labor Government delivering $6.1 billion to Victorian government schools for 2017. “This includes $358 million in equity funding, which is needs-based funding used by schools to introduce programs that help disadvantaged students achieve better results at school and reach their full potential,” Ms Symes said. “This sees Victoria meet its Gonski funding contribution for 2017 and this funding is making a real difference to the lives of Victorian students and is here to stay.” “We know that needs-based funding works and is making a difference for students.” “The Federal Liberal National Government’s decision to walk away from its commitment to Gonski funding will leave Victorian students, including students in Northern Victoria, almost $1 billion worse off each year.” While the Turnbull Government has walked away from funding the final two years of Gonski funding – slashing almost $1 billion in funding to vulnerable students – the Labor Government will continue to provide equity funding to help our schools and students most in need. Ms Symes said for the first time, every Victorian government school’s total indicative funding will be published on the Department of Education and Training’s website. For more information, visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/educationstate/Pages/schoolbudget.aspx    

LABOR BOOSTS ACCESS TO FIRST CLASS STROKE REHAB IN WANGARATTA

Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from the latest advances in rehabilitation services for stroke survivors as part of the Andrews Labor Government funding boost of nearly $200,000, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes announced that Northeast Health Wangaratta will share in $1.4 million to complete two projects that will significantly improve health outcomes and quality of life for patients recovering from a stroke. The three-year long project will see patients receive the world’s best practice care for stroke rehabilitation, based on the latest evidence and research. Northeast Health Wangaratta will receive $144,000 for an innovative project for the development of rehabilitation in the Home model for early supported discharge patients as well as $54,000 for the Thomas Hogan Centre subacute rehabilitation service “These are two very exciting projects being undertaken by Northeast Health Wangaratta and the Labor Government is proud to be supporting such positive initiatives that will improve patient recovery from stroke,” Ms Symes said. “The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first and ensuring stroke survivors can access the very best care, when they need it, closer to home. “Labor is supporting Northeast Health Wangaratta to be at the forefront of the latest advances – and world’s best practice – in stroke rehabilitation. “Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from rehabilitation services that will enable them to enjoy a better quality of life.” About one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. In 2014, 2,954 Victorians died from the disease. Stroke continues to be the biggest killer and leading cause of disability in Australia, causing more deaths than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Victorian hospitals treat more than 14,000 people for stroke and related conditions every year. About one third of these will require rehabilitation either in hospital or at home. Across Victoria, hospitals will be implementing similar new stroke care initiatives that best meet the needs of patients in their community, while also sharing their experiences with other health services who can replicate their projects, ensuring stroke survivors can benefit from the latest advances in rehabilitation services. Some projects will deliver a new model of care that will see stroke survivors leave hospital earlier and receive the very best care at home, while others will develop better learning environments and therapy opportunities while in rehabilitation, web based educational tools to improve clinician knowledge and care guidelines for children with stroke.

LABOR BOOSTS ACCESS TO FIRST CLASS STROKE REHAB IN WANGARATTA

Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from the latest advances in rehabilitation services for stroke survivors as part of the Andrews Labor Government funding boost of nearly $200,000, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today. Ms Symes announced that Northeast Health Wangaratta will share in $1.4 million to complete two projects that will significantly improve health outcomes and quality of life for patients recovering from a stroke. The three-year long project will see patients receive the world’s best practice care for stroke rehabilitation, based on the latest evidence and research. Northeast Health Wangaratta will receive $144,000 for an innovative project for the development of rehabilitation in the Home model for early supported discharge patients as well as $54,000 for the Thomas Hogan Centre subacute rehabilitation service “These are two very exciting projects being undertaken by Northeast Health Wangaratta and the Labor Government is proud to be supporting such positive initiatives that will improve patient recovery from stroke,” Ms Symes said. “The Andrews Labor Government is putting patients first and ensuring stroke survivors can access the very best care, when they need it, closer to home. “Labor is supporting Northeast Health Wangaratta to be at the forefront of the latest advances – and world’s best practice – in stroke rehabilitation. “Stroke survivors in Wangaratta will benefit from rehabilitation services that will enable them to enjoy a better quality of life.” About one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. In 2014, 2,954 Victorians died from the disease. Stroke continues to be the biggest killer and leading cause of disability in Australia, causing more deaths than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Victorian hospitals treat more than 14,000 people for stroke and related conditions every year. About one third of these will require rehabilitation either in hospital or at home. Across Victoria, hospitals will be implementing similar new stroke care initiatives that best meet the needs of patients in their community, while also sharing their experiences with other health services who can replicate their projects, ensuring stroke survivors can benefit from the latest advances in rehabilitation services. Some projects will deliver a new model of care that will see stroke survivors leave hospital earlier and receive the very best care at home, while others will develop better learning environments and therapy opportunities while in rehabilitation, web based educational tools to improve clinician knowledge and care guidelines for children with stroke.

Goulburn Valley Milks The Most Of International Visit

Food & Beverage Trade Week (FBTW) – the state’s premier inbound trade mission targeting the global food and beverage market – is in full swing today with a delegation of international buyers visiting some of the state’s best dairy producers across the Goulburn Valley. The FBTW dairy site tour will see delegates representing leading food and beverage importers from from China, South East Asia and the Middle East visit Pactum Dairy in Shepparton, Tatura Milk and a local dairy farm. This year’s FBTW program has attracted 150 international buyers and investors from across the globe and allows them to experience Victoria’s world class dairy, meat and processed food sectors first-hand in the state’s prime agricultural regions, which also includes Gippsland, the Yarra Valley and Geelong. The program also includes one-on-one business matching sessions and a range of networking events to support Victorian companies to establish and strengthen international trade relationships, secure new investments and grow their businesses. The state’s food and fibre sector now employs more than 190,000 Victorians and in 2014–15 food and fibre exports were valued at $11.6 billion, an increase of $282 million compared to the previous year. Over the same period, the state accounted for 83 per cent of Australia’s dairy exports, 48 per cent of horticultural exports and 41 per cent of prepared food exports. FBTW is part of a four-year $12 million Andrews Labor Government initiative to build a strong and sustainable inbound trade mission program that allows us to bring investors from key international markets to our doorstep. Quote attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis “Our inbound trade missions are bringing the world to our doorstep so that more Victorian businesses have more opportunities to form sustainable partnerships that will help them grow, create jobs and strengthen our local economies.” Quote attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford “With a global reputation for producing and exporting premium clean and green products, this is a great opportunity to show more of the world’s key buyers and investors that we really do have the best of everything.” Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes “The Goulburn Valley produces some of the country’s best dairy products and this is an opportunity for our local companies to show that off to some of the world’s key buyers and investors and create lasting business relationships that will help them grow locally, nationally and globally.”

Goulburn Valley Milks The Most Of International Visit

Food & Beverage Trade Week (FBTW) – the state’s premier inbound trade mission targeting the global food and beverage market – is in full swing today with a delegation of international buyers visiting some of the state’s best dairy producers across the Goulburn Valley. The FBTW dairy site tour will see delegates representing leading food and beverage importers from from China, South East Asia and the Middle East visit Pactum Dairy in Shepparton, Tatura Milk and a local dairy farm. This year’s FBTW program has attracted 150 international buyers and investors from across the globe and allows them to experience Victoria’s world class dairy, meat and processed food sectors first-hand in the state’s prime agricultural regions, which also includes Gippsland, the Yarra Valley and Geelong. The program also includes one-on-one business matching sessions and a range of networking events to support Victorian companies to establish and strengthen international trade relationships, secure new investments and grow their businesses. The state’s food and fibre sector now employs more than 190,000 Victorians and in 2014–15 food and fibre exports were valued at $11.6 billion, an increase of $282 million compared to the previous year. Over the same period, the state accounted for 83 per cent of Australia’s dairy exports, 48 per cent of horticultural exports and 41 per cent of prepared food exports. FBTW is part of a four-year $12 million Andrews Labor Government initiative to build a strong and sustainable inbound trade mission program that allows us to bring investors from key international markets to our doorstep. Quote attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis “Our inbound trade missions are bringing the world to our doorstep so that more Victorian businesses have more opportunities to form sustainable partnerships that will help them grow, create jobs and strengthen our local economies.” Quote attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford “With a global reputation for producing and exporting premium clean and green products, this is a great opportunity to show more of the world’s key buyers and investors that we really do have the best of everything.” Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes “The Goulburn Valley produces some of the country’s best dairy products and this is an opportunity for our local companies to show that off to some of the world’s key buyers and investors and create lasting business relationships that will help them grow locally, nationally and globally.”

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