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Community Update

5 May 2022
COVID-19 in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has been patient and understanding as we continue to respond to COVID-19 infections in our aged care facilities. In some instances, we have had to limit and/or stop visiting arrangements at short notice.
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Pattinson House in Lockdown

28 April 2022
The MTHCS Aged Care Hostel in Ouyen is currently in lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak. All residents are being cared for and we are responding quickly to manage the spread of COVID-19.
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Community Update

28 April 2022
Foundation an exciting step forward for Mallee communities. Thank you to everyone who joined us on 19 April for the official launch of the Foundation of Mallee Track – a new, independent, registered charity, established to raise funds for MTHCS. This is an exciting step forward for our local communities! While Government funding provides the essentials, the funds raised by the Foundation will help fill in the funding gaps.
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New Foundation Launched for Mallee Track

26 April 2022
MALLEE residents are being asked to throw their support behind a new registered charity established to raise money for the Mallee Track Health and Community Service (MTHCS). The Foundation of Mallee Track will operate separately from the health service, but its sole beneficiary will be MTHCS.
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Community Update

14 April 2022
COVID-19 vaccines available for kids and adults. It's not too late to get your COVID-19 vaccination or booster. Our medical clinics in both Ouyen and Sea Lake have adult and children's Pfizer vaccines available, so please contact reception for appointments.
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Community Update

7 April 2022
COVID-19 winter booster shot. As winter draws closer, an additional booster dose, or ‘winter dose’, is recommended for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who have already had their first booster dose. This booster is available through GPs and pharmacists and can be administered four months after the last booster shot. People who have had COVID-19 should also wait at least 4 months before having an additional dose.
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Community Update

31 March 2022
Next wave of COVID-19. The focus on COVID-19 is once again intensifying, with future modelling indicating the next wave of COVID-19 will hit in April and May this year. The best way you can prepare for this is to: Get vaccinated and get your booster shots. Wear a face mask when it’s required - unless you have a lawful exemption. It’s also ok to choose to wear one in settings where this is not mandated.
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Mallee Track Pleased with Community Paramedic Trial

30 March 2022
A TRIAL program providing Ouyen residents with healthcare options in their own community has been hailed a “huge success” by patients, participants and healthcare providers, with high hopes that funding will be provided for it to continue.
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Community Update

24 March 2022
Share your story. At MTHCS we care about our communities, so we have launched a new way for people to share their experience with our organisation. We are encouraging our clients/consumers to share their story about how MTHCS has cared for them on Care Opinion - a safe and independent way for community members to give us their feedback.
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Community Update

17 March 2022
Remaining COVID Vigilant! What a great opportunity to relax and recharge in perfect weather over the Labour Day long weekend! But if you’ve been away, around new people or socialising in different communities or groups please be extra COVID-vigilant. With the extra movement and activity that comes with a long weekend, please ensure you are keeping an eye out for any COVID symptoms.
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