We offer a range of Community Health services from our Ross Street campus.
To access these services, you can contact us on (03) 5152 0222 for more information or to make an appointment.
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation service is suitable for people who have had chest pain (angina), a heart attack, angioplasty, stents, heart surgery or other heart conditions. In addition to this, we also offer a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program that combines exercise with education for people short of breath due to lung conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
Continence Advisory Service
Because bladder and bowel problems can be difficult and sometimes embarrassing to live with we have specially trained nurses and physiotherapists to help people manage the problem better. A specialist doctor is also available for people with complex problems. This service can help you learn how to control your bladder and bowel better. For more information see our brochure at the bottom of this page.
We provide Diabetes Educators to help people with diabetes learn how to look after their own health. The educators cab see anyone with diabetes and their families, whether newly diagnosed or previously diagnosed with diabetes, including women who develop diabetes during pregnancy and people at risk of getting diabetes. For more information see our brochure at the bottom of this page.
Advice and information about how to stop smoking.
Women’s Health including a McGrath Breast Care Nurse
The women’s health service is run by specially trained Women’s Health nurses. They see women and girls of any age to answer their questions or worries about any women’s or sexual health topics. The nurses also do Pap Tests and health checks for women. We are pleased to be able to provide a McGrath Breast Care Nurse as well who sees people with breast cancer to support them during their journey with advice, information and liaison with other health providers.
Planned Activity Groups
Planned Activity Groups provide a friendly place to share a meal, catch up with friends or make new ones, and enjoy a range of activities that can assist with better health and wellbeing.
BRHS hosts Planned Activity Groups Bairnsdale, Buchan, Lindenow, Metung and Paynesville.
For more information read the Planned Activity Group brochure.