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What is Care Opinion?
A free, confidential website run by an independent not-for-profit organisation called Care Opinion. The website encourages consumers of health, community and aged care services in Australia to submit feedback about health and care they have received recently in the form of a story (an account of the care experience).

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Art Exhibition for Shrine of Remembrance

From the Pyramid Hill Memorial Hall Committee and the Pyramid Hill Progress Association, thank you to the Shrine of Remembrance, the Pyramid Hill community, the many volunteers and to everyone who participates in this exhibition and program.
We are proud to partner with the Shrine of Remembrance to bring this to you.

Program Flyer


Patient Infomation: How to Register your Rapid Antigen Test with the Department of Health

Register your Rapid Antigen Test with the Department of Health.  From midday today, persons with a positive RAT test will be able to register their result via an online portal with the DoH at

OR Alternatively you can call the COVID hotline number 1800 675 398 and register via the phone.

Patient Information


Publication: Gannawarra Times - Boort residents get the jab done



Media Release: BDH Chief Executive Officer

Boort District Health (BDH) CEO, Dr Darren Clarke, has advised that he will be leaving the health service at the end of September 2021.


Media Release


Congratulations to David Turnbull on his accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker

Boort District Health would like to congratulate David Turnbull from the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria (RFDS) on his accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker. David has been working as a qualified Social Worker in Boort and has worked extremely hard to be formally recognised for his mental health expertise. 

Media Release


Video:  Boort District Health - Virtual 2020 Annual General Meeting

Boort District 2020 Annual Meeting



Publication: - Boort District Health Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report


Media: Boort District Health - Open Access Meeting 10th December 2020

4pm - 5 pm

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Zoom etiquette for Participants


Factsheet:Lets work together to keep safe – Stay safe – Stay open



Factsheet:Can someone ask me to remove my face mask to check my ID? Yes



Factsheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Safety Plan

Reading and completing a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Safety Plan can help keep you, your family and friends safe and well.

The Plan includes important actions you can take inside the home such as regularly cleaning frequently touched surfaces, setting up a COVIDSafe station at your front door and preparing for possible illness.

Outside the home, the Plan shows how to keep a record of where you have been and who you have seen, tips for wearing a face mask and the COVID Normal steps we need to take to keep each other safe.



Patient Information: Thunderstorm Asthma Season - Epic Thunderstorm Asthma (ETSA)

Epidemic Thunderstorm Asthma (ETSA) season is from October 1 to December 31

Patient Information


Flyer - Face masks - What you can and cannot wear

Patient Information


Mental A-Z Network - Greater Bendigo and Loddon Shire contacts

Patient Information


6 ways to stop the spread



Story Collection during Covid-19

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that these stories are important. Data is being collected all over the globe during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we want to ensure that the unique and diverse stories from the Loddon Mallee are captured. We would like to invite women, men, and gender diverse people across our region to share their experiences, feelings, observations, struggles and successes during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are collecting this qualitative data through an online survey, which can be found at We would like to invite you to participate in telling your story and would kindly appreciate you sharing this invitation with your networks and community members. The information collected through this process will help to inform future practice and initiatives. The second aim of this project is to provide people with a safe space to share their thoughts. Due to this, there is the opportunity to participate without giving consent to WHLM to use or share the story. 

If consent is given to WHLM to use the story, all stories will first be de-identified. If you have any questions about this project, don’t hesitate to email at


National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce



Common questions you may want to ask residential aged care services about COVID-19



Stay Covid Free - Do the 3



Feeling Unwell? Get tested 



The Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19



Covid-19 Factsheet- Restrictions on entry into and visitors to aged care facilities

BDH Staff  will seek appropriate evidence of immunisation status from individuals seeking to enter the residential aged care facility.
Appropriate evidence may be a statement or record from a health practitioner; or an immunisation history statement available from Medicare online or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.



Covid-19 Factsheet - Break the Chain of Infection

Break the Chain of Infection - Stopping COVID-19 by following these steps



Media Relase - Coronavirus Covid 19 information for residents of residential care services family members and visitors

Information for residents of residential aged care services, their family members and visitors Older people are more at risk of both contracting COVID-19, and having a serious illness as a result. Managers, staff, family, friends and residents need to work together to protect our most vulnerable community members. In order to protect older people, new restrictions on visits to aged care facilities apply. It is important staff, visitors and visiting workers take care to ensure they stay away from residential aged care services if they may have COVID-19. They should closely monitor their own health, and will be asked to provide details on their health status before entering a facility



Media Release: Boort Welcomes a New Resident Doctor

Boort District Health is pleased to welcome Dr Christopher Olise to Boort Medical Practice.

Media Release


Health Information - RFDS - Flying Doctor Wellbeing 1.3.2019

Flying Doctor Wellbeing, offered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria, provides access to free mental health and wellbeing services for people living in rural and remote communities. This is a free and confidential support service to help you through tough times. 

You can access up to six sessions with a mental health clinician without needing to leave your local community.  Appointments are available face-to-face or via telehealth. 

Flying Doctor mental health clinicians help you talk through your concerns, provide expert advice, resources and strategies. If necessary, clinicians will refer you to more specialised help.  Building and maintaining mental health is just as important as physical health and Flying Doctor Wellbeing is designed to help.

Flying Doctor Wellbeing brochure

Flying Doctor Wellbeing information


Loddon LGA Health Information



Media Release - Murray Medical Workforce - the 4 Pillars – future proofing the medical workforce

The Murray Medical Workforce has been meeting since December 2017 to attempt to address the GP shortage and need for proceduralists in rural communities, in particular in Kerang and Cohuna. Since then Boort and other rural areas have joined the group. The group has been well supported by peak bodies such as the Rural Doctors Association Victoria and Rural Workforce Agency Victoria, along with Department Health Human Services and Murray Primary Health Network, local health services, medical clinics and Local Government Areas (Gannawarra and Murray Shires).

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4 Pillars


Media Release - BDH Engaging with Potential Providers to Secure Medical Services - 29.8.2018

Following the announcement in late July that St Anthony’s Family Medical Practice will cease to operate the Boort Medical Practice at the end of October 2018, Boort District Health (BDH) is actively pursuing a range of possibilities in order to secure an ongoing medical presence locally.

Media Release