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  • Grass pollen season, which runs from October to the end of December, brings a seasonal increase in asthma (including thunderstorm asthma) and hay fever. This year it is more important than ever to manage any hay fever or asthma symptoms, as these conditions produce symptoms......

  • There’s no need to dress up or even leave the comfort of your own home to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year, because we will be bringing it to you! This year our AGM is a virtual event due to COVID-19 restrictions, so......

  • Community Health Nurse Amanda Nash was all smiles behind her mask and shield yesterday when she ventured out into the community for the first time in months to do what she loves the most....

  • South West location Fixed term contract to September 2021 Part-time 48 hours per fortnight About TDHS Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) is a regional multi-purpose healthcare provider, supporting the local Corangamite Shire since 1955. Our vision is working together for a healthy community by......

  • By TDHS Dietitian, Emily Boyle Try for 5 is an annual nutrition campaign run by Nutrition Australia that encourages all Australians to increase their vegetable intake to the recommended five serves per day. The campaign runs each October during National Nutrition Week. In Australia only......

  • Eva Vickers was a carer long before she even knew what a carer was. Her life transformed before her very eyes from a world where she relied on husband Graham for a lot of things, to one where he relies on her for almost everything.......

  • Malnutrition can impact people of all ages, shapes and sizes – sometimes affecting the most unlikely of people, according to Timboon and District Healthcare Service’s (TDHS) new dietitian Emily Boyle. Yesterday marked the start of Malnutrition Week (6-9 Oct) and Ms Boyle said it was......

  • In this month’s TDHS vlog, community engagement officer Sabine McKenzie and community health nurse Amanda Nash are joined by new social worker Hayley Weel. They discuss; 😷Current services restrictions due to COVID-19 COVID-19 and the importance of getting tested 🌸 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 💙......

  • The discovery of an ultimately harmless lump in her right breast in 2013 might have saved Julie Harkin’s life. While the lump she had felt turned out to be a benign cyst, it was the catalyst for scans that unfortunately found a cancerous grade three......

  • The community’s vision for a social worker at Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) has come to fruition with the appointment of Hayley Weel. Ms Weel was born at TDHS and went to school “across the road”. She clocked on for her first shift last......

  • Karla Cornelissen has endured debilitating migraines for more than three decades. They come on without warning and have ruined hundreds of nights out over the years. She was 18 when she started getting them. Now 50, Karla is pinning her hopes on a common theory......

  • Enid O’Connor loves her job as a diversional therapist/activities coordinator so much she doesn’t even call it work – she calls it play....

  • Studying at home without the structure of campus lessons and with distractions like social media, and television can be challenging. And once you finally start studying it can be very hard to maintain concentration. Zoe, our student representative on the TDHS Consumer Participation Committee, raised the great idea to post some motivational hints and tips on our social media to help students and we happily obliged....

  • Today is R U OK? Day; a national day of action when Australians are reminded that every day is the day to ask “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. The challenging times 2020 has thrown at......

  • It’s Women’s Health Week – a great reminder to check in on your own health and to keep making positive changes that can last a lifetime. TDHS Well Women’s Clinic is continuing to take appointments and our Women’s Health Nurse Amanda Nash is reminding women......

  • In this month’s TDHS vlog, community engagement officer Sabine McKenzie and community health nurse Amanda Nash discuss; COVID-19 and the importance of getting tested Therapy Dog Awareness Month Free face masks available at TDHS thanks to volunteers Women’s Health Week (Sept 7-11) R U OK?......

  • September is Therapy Dog Awareness Month and you might remember our video last year showing how TDHS patients and staff alike are looking forward to our beautiful volunteer therapy dog Sasha and her owner/handler Jenny’s daily visits. Research has shown that the presence of a......

  • The Spring 2020 edition of our Quarterly Newsletter hits the streets today, with copies available in The Cobden Timboon Coast Times and also at various locations including the Timboon newsagency and here at TDHS. This edition features a cover story with carer Eva Vickers and......

  • “I can’t cut pumpkin,” Faye Searle says with a laugh when asked what limitations she still has nearly 13 years after suffering a stroke. The response is typical of Faye’s incredible determination to ‘do the work’ and live life to the fullest. Of course, there’s......

  • On the last Wednesday in August every year National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated. It is an opportunity to highlight the significant contribution that is made to communities across Australia by over 700 Meals on Wheels services and some 80,000 volunteers. Meals on Wheels......

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