Rural health matters

Health professionals from across the state will come together in Churchill this month as part of a major symposium on regional Victoria’s acute medical system.

Rural Matters: Gippsland Acute Care Symposium will see paramedics, nurses, GPs and students participate in a conference discussing the latest medical and health issues.

Latrobe Regional Hospital critical care unit manager Simone Redpath said the event, to be held at Federation University, was developed to set up a networking system with smaller hospitals in the area.

This year’s seminar will cover topics surrounding acute care and nursing, with specialists speaking about methamphetamines, new anticoagulants available to cardiac patients and insulin pumps, along with an appearance by the Victorian Health Services Commissioner, Dr Grant Davies, who will discuss some of the year’s big cases and highlight issues.

Rural Matters: Gippsland Acute Care Symposium will take place on Friday, 27 November at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus.

The cost for the symposium is $120. Registrations close 22 November, visit