NEWS

  • Bright future for VMCH specialist school

    Students at VMCH’s specialist school, St Paul’s College, started the 2019 school year at its new purpose-built and modern campus in Balwyn. Its teachers and 60 students moved from its home of 62 years in Kew. The school teaches students from prep to year 12...

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  • Pioneering program helps aged care training shortfall

    Five years ago, Anne Mubale was living as a refugee in Kenya, having fled her war-torn home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, Anne provides support to older Australians living in aged care as a VMCH Personal Care Assistant (PCA). And while things are ...

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  • Career change suits Nada

    Nursing wasn’t a first-choice career for Nada Eletr. The 33-year-old was working in marketing and public relations when her child became ill. It changed her perspective. “I wanted to work in a role where I was looking after someone other than myself and mak...

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  • Inspirational ‘everyday women’ celebrated

    They have all experienced very different lives; but there is one important commonality which has seen these ladies celebrated in a special way. Aged care residents Mary Carter, 84, Celine Saldanha, 79, and Bridget Moriarty, 93, and Lifestyle Coordinator Rosalie...

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  • Staff profile – Rosalie Morrissey

    VMCH Lifestyle Coordinator Rosalie Morrissey has brought much joy and laughter to John R Hannah aged care residence over the past 11 years; organising activities to keep residents happy, healthy and active. But it’s what they bring to her life that keeps Rosalie...

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  • Golf day raises money for specialist school

    The VMCH Charity Golf Day has helped raise money for our specialist school, St Paul's College, and its new campus, in Balwyn. The 70 golfers could not have asked for better weather when they hit the course for an Ambrose Tournament at Green Acres Golf Club, in ...

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  • Young Wodonga carer gives back

    A carefree childhood is something everyone should be entitled to. But for many young people, the responsibilities of adulthood come far too quickly than they deserve. Wodonga resident Mikaela Reid was just eight years old when she became a carer. Her father has...

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  • Nursing: more than a job

    Nursing within aged care is not just a job for Amy Jumalon, it’s a calling. Amy, 28, works as a Registered Nurse (RN) at VMCH’s Corpus Christi aged care residence. Growing up in the Philippines, where a high value is placed on caring for older people, Amy w...

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  • Mickey celebrates a century

    When Mickey Loveday was born in 1919, movies were silent, women were protesting for the right to vote, and Flinders Street station opened to the public. On Wednesday, February 20, Mickey (born Merville) celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family, friend...

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  • Dogs delight at Providence aged care

    A dog on a skateboard may be an unusual sight, but it’s a regular one for residents of Providence aged care residence, Bacchus Marsh. Managed by not for profit organisation VMCH, Providence host a visit from Rusty and Qed the Papillon dogs every Thursday for ...

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