Clinical Labs to close microbiology lab in Bendigo
May15

Clinical Labs to close microbiology lab in Bendigo

The Union fears that Bendigo Hospital will have to cease offering its full range of clinical services as Clinical Labs announces it is cutting scientific staff, closing the microbiology pathology lab and downgrading its pathology laboratory accreditation status and services. This move by Clinical Labs will see up to four scientists with a collective experience of approximately 100 years lose their jobs. The Union believes the decision...

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Union responds to the Federal budget
May15

Union responds to the Federal budget

This year’s federal budget is a mixed bag depending on where you stand in Australian society. Unfortunately it appears that if you’re not a millionaire or the CEO of a major multinational then there’s not too much to celebrate. But as has been widely reported one of the better outcomes from this year’s federal budget is the lifting of the Medicare freeze. The announcement sounds exciting but before we start popping champagne corks we...

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Funding boost for mental health welcomed: Victorian Psychologists
May03

Funding boost for mental health welcomed: Victorian Psychologists

The Andrews Government’s budget commits significant funding to mental health services in Victoria. The Victorian Psychologists Association welcomes this funding and believes it will provide a much needed boost to expand mental health services across Victoria. In particular the Victorian Psychologists Association is pleased to see additional funding for the state’s mental health institutions and to increase access for those requiring...

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Medical Scientists disappointed in Victorian Budget
May02

Medical Scientists disappointed in Victorian Budget

The Medical Scientists Association of Victoria is disappointed that the Victorian Government has again forgotten to ensure that Victoria’s health system is underpinned by world class pathology, a critical clinical service. Public health services continue to treat pathology as a less than critical clinical service and this year’s budget will ensure that the health and wellbeing of Victorians is put at risk because there is not enough...

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Clinical Labs cuts and runs from Kyneton Hospital
Apr04

Clinical Labs cuts and runs from Kyneton Hospital

The MSAV fears that Kyneton Hospital will have to cease offering its full range of clinical services after Clinical Labs announced it is walking away from its contract with Kyneton Hospital to deliver pathology services. Clinical Labs is claiming that a stagnant case load at the hospital was the reason for the decision. More than 80% of all patients in the public health system get their clinical diagnosis from a pathology test of one...

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VPA Professional Development
Mar31

VPA Professional Development

VPA PD Wednesday 10 May 2017 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm – RSVP today at https://goo.gl/forms/BFjpefq3pQ2NzwrR2 The VPA Inc. is holding its first Professional Development seminar on 10 May commencing from 1:30pm, with registration from 12.45pm, at ANMF House, 540 Elizabeth St, Melbourne The Professional Development seminar is titled “Victorian 10 Year Mental Health Plan and the work of the Workforce Reference Group” and will be...

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