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A Deakin University medical student has received the 2019 George Golding Memorial Trust Scholarship for her excellence in academic studies and strong passion for rural and remote health.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) formally announced Rachel Mahony as the 2019 George Golding Memorial Trust Scholarship recipient at a breakfast presentation in Geelong on Thursday 11 July.

Western Victoria Primary Health Network in conjunction with Hospice Foundation Geelong is seeking applications from Geelong region general practitioners for the 2020 Dr Trevor Banks Scholarship for Palliative Care.

The annual scholarship awards up to $5,000 to help Geelong region GPs attend national or international educational events related to palliative care.

Western Victoria PHN is delighted to announce Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank will chair the new Great South Coast (GSC) Suicide Prevention Leadership Group. Western Victoria PHN Chief Executive, Dr Leanne Beagley, said the 18-member Leadership Group will provide expert advice as part of one of the 12 place-based community trials occurring throughout Victoria to support local communities in exploring and developing collaborative strategies for suicide prevention.

The docgeelong.com website was deactivated from 14 June, 2019.

The site has been a handy public resource for finding local health providers. However, in the years since that site was first developed and launched, new resources have become available that can provide more detailed, expansive and up-to-date information for the public on local health services.

A new mental health program to support people and families who aren’t part of the NDIS or public mental health services has been launched.