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THE Federal Govern-
ment announced recently
it will partner with Primary
Health Networks (PHNs) to
inject almost $300 million
over four years through its
National Ice package.
The package includes
$240 million to be invest-
ed through the 31 PHNs
across Australia to support
the delivery of locally-based
and targeted solutions
aimed at improving treat-
ment, aftercare, education,
prevention, support and
community engagement to
tackle the ice epidemic.
Gippsland PHN is a re-
cently established primary
health organisation fo-
cused on improving health
outcomes of Gippslanders
through increased effi-
ciency and effectiveness
of medical services for
patients, and to improve
coordination of care to
ensure patients receive
the right care, in the right
place, at the right time.
Gippsland PHN Chair,
and Wonthaggi based doc-
tor, Dr Nola Maxfield said
the government response
and investment is a wel-
comed strategy to tackle
the ice epidemic gripping
“We will use our health
needs study and collab-
orative partnerships with
service providers to design
a local response to imple-
ment the policy and sup-
port our community,” Dr
“Gippsland PHN is heav-
ily involved in the mental
health sector, and as such
the new funding provides a
vital new link between the
mental health and drug
and alcohol treatment sec-
The Federal Government
announced as part of its
National Ice package an ad-
ditional $13 million across
Australia to introduce new
Medicare items for Addic-
tion Medicine Specialists to
increase the availability of
treatment and counselling.
An additional $24.9 mil-
lion will also be available
to help families and com-
munities by providing the
resources, information and
support they need to re-
spond to ice.
The magnificent art of
'SUNSHINE & SHADOWS’
Jan. 1 - Jan. 26, 2016
Open daily: 11am-5pm
(inc. all public holidays)
655 Fairbank Road,
Fully air-conditioned for your comfort
Phone 0428 598 262
MAYFIELD GALLERY PRESENTS
DI & JOHN KOENDERS
Wildlife and landscapes
(10 mins north of Leongatha
Wonthaggi & District Elderly Citizens Homes Inc, trading
as Rose Lodge Residential Aged Care Facility has been
caring for the elderly citizens of Wonthaggi and District
since 1967. Rose Lodge is proud to announce the opening
of a new 32 bed extension. The new wings and courtyards
have been named after long serving volunteer members
of the board.
A place to call home: Care and services include
accommodation, freshly prepared meals daily, cleaning
and personal laundry services. Clinical and personal care
is provided by Nurses, Carers, Physiotherapist, General
Practitioners and other health professionals.
Rose Lodge comprises of 100 single rooms fitted with
quality furnishings and fittings. Most rooms enjoy the
view into a garden or courtyard. Rose Lodge is a fully
accredited not for profit aged care facility.
Visitor and disabled parking is available at both the
Graham St and Baillieu St West entrances.
Over 50% of the beds in the new wing have been filled
withing 30 days of opening and it is anticipated that the
remaining rooms will be filled within the next 60 days.
All enquiries for admission and respite care are
welcome, please contact reception on
5672 1716 to make an appointment.
Join our Community
Donations to the Bass Coast Community
Foundation contribute to a permanent
fund specifically for use within this
region. It is your local charity.
It is here for you.
Find out how you can join the BCCF in
building a Foundation for this community.
Ph: 5672 3356
Donations over $2 are tax deductible
Apex Park, Murray Street, Wonthaggi
Sunday, January 10, 2016
8am – 1.30pm
Stall fees $15 for 3m site
or $20 for anything larger.
Public liability insurance required.
Gary Sharrock 5672 5812, Neville Goodwin 5657 7245,
Don O’Leary 5672 5107, John Forster 5674 2001.
Vision Australia Radio can be heard on 93.5FM
24 hours, 7 days a week.
Gippsland newspapers are read from 1pm-2pm
every week day.
The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times is read every
Thursday and Letters to the Editor on Monday.
Contact us on 1300 847 466.
We are seeking an established dairy farmer
or business-minded person to work with us
to operate a boutique fresh milk bottling
and distribution business targeted at selling
product into Melbourne. Your main focus will
be to use milk produced on your own farm or
to secure a regular supply from others. We are
not looking for large volumes – less than 1,000
litres a day. We want the business operated
from the catchment area of Burra Dairy
(Korumburra), so you could be an existing
supplier to Burra. Interested? Call me on
0423 045 750 after Sunday, January 17
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to arrange a face-to-face
meeting with you between January 17 to 30.
PSYCHIC & WELLBEING EXPO
SATURDAY, January 16, 10am - 5pm
INVERLOCH Community Hub,
16 A’beckett Street
See up to 30 Exhibitors, Professional Healers,
Natural Therapists, Reiki, Psychic Readers,
Angel & Tarot Cards, Astrology, Numerology,
Palmistry, Spirit Guide Artists, Crystals,
Wiccan & Pagan Products, Clothes,
Books, CDs and Salt Lamps.
Entry: Adults $5, Kids 12 & Under Free
Free Workshops & Presentations
included in Entry Fee
Door prizes, Cafe with light snacks.
Exhibitor Inquiries welcome:
Maureen 0411 260 339
Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd will carry out Road
Resurfacing Works on the following roads during the
following time period: January 5 – January 30, 2016
• Yarra Junction – Noojee Rd • Bass Hwy
• Drouin- Korumburra Rd
• Bloomfield Rd
• Main Neerim Rd
• Princes Hwy
• South Gippsland Hwy
Traffic flow will be maintained, however motorists may
experience delays of up to 10 mins.
Fulton Hogan apologies for any inconvenience caused
by these works.
Telephone enquiries may be directed to Jamie Smith at
Fulton Hogan on 0409 987 305.
Bitumen Sealing Works
The Sentinel-Times Community Calendar is available only
to the community and non-profit organisations. The
conditions on this service are as follows:
For a single $16 (GST inclusive) cash payment, items can be
placed in the column up to four weeks ahead and they will be
printed every week until the event is held.
Listings will be limited. No time, address, phone numbers
or admission costs will be accepted. Customers are invited
to place a Public Notice with those details closer to the event.
Deadline for copy is Friday prior to publication at 5pm.
To place a listing, please call in person at our Wonthaggi,
Korumburra or Leongatha office.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016 - Inverloch Uniting Church Car
Boot Sale. Cake stall, sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas.
THE Bass Coast Shire
Council might have to
look at extending its
green waste amnesty to
the end of January after
the number of incidents
of dumping of garden
refuse on the foreshore
reserves at popular
The green waste am-
nesty runs from Novem-
ber 1 to December 14,
primarily to promote
fire fuel reduction, but
there’s evidence that
more and more people
are shying away from
paying to leave their
green waste at the tip
and transfer stations
($25 trailer load, $1 a
Bass Coast has de-
clined to introduce
a green waste collec-
tion service like their
neighbours at South
Gippsland Shire and
while people can register
for an on-demand ser-
vice with Wheel-a-Waste
at Wonthaggi (5672
2056), it seems they pre-
fer dumping their stuff
Garden waste dumped
on our foreshores
Walkways on to popular Bass Coast beaches are
proving to be a magnet for green waste dumping.
AUSTRALIA’S independent Aged Care
Complaints Commissioner started work this
week, to handle and investigate any complaint
relating to a Commonwealth subsidised resi-
dential or home-based aged care service.
Supported by a team of 150 people in mul-
tiple sites across the country, Rae Lamb has
assumed powers for dealing with aged care
complaints, after responsibility officially
transferred from the Department of Health
to a new statutory office on January 1, 2016.
“Older Australians have a right to receive
quality services and be treated with respect,
whether they are in an aged care facility or
their own home,” Minister for Aged Care,
Sussan Ley, said.
“This change will strengthen the aged care
complaints process, and is now completely
separated from the regulation and funding of
An independent complaints system was
recommended by both the 2009 Walton
Review and the Productivity Commission’s
2011 report, Caring for Older Australians.
“The elderly and their families can have
confidence any complaint about aged care
services funded by the Australian Govern-
ment will be treated fairly,” Ms Lamb said.
“It is often best to raise a complaint di-
rectly with your service provider, as this can
bring quick results. But if you don’t feel com-
fortable with that, or are unhappy with the
result, call us on the Aged Care Complaints
helpline on 1800 550 552. ”
Any person can make a complaint to the
new Commissioner, including care recipi-
ents, family members, friends, staff, volun-
teers, or professionals.
Complaints may relate to any aspect of
services including care, choice of activities,
discrimination, catering, communication or
the physical environment.
The 1800 550 552 helpline is staffed 9am
to 5pm (AEDST) Monday to Friday.
Out of hours callers can leave a message,
or contact the Commissioner at any time
through the website: www.agedcarecom-
Complaints commissioner gets to work
Ice funding for Gippsland
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