Community Engagement and Communications - Bendigo Community Health Services
Are your staff or workmates protected against the flu this year?

Bendigo Community Health Services nurses have been out and about safely delivering more flu shots in businesses across Greater Bendigo keen to protect their staff this Winter.

Among recent stops were long-term supporters Poyser Motor Group and Metroid Electrical Engineering.

With the symptoms of flu and Coronavirus very similar, it’s important we get as many people vaccinated as possible this year.

We’ve got lots of stock so if you’d like us to visit your workplace just email healthylifestyles@bchs.com.au or call 5406 1477 and speak to our workplace health co-ordinator Brooke.

We’ve also got plenty of general vaccines if you need one to visit a loved one or friend in aged care or just want to protect yourself and your family. Call our Client Services team on 5406 1200 if you still need a flu shot.

Learn more about our bulk-billed medical practices, men’s and women’s health clinics and more than 50 other services and programs we offer to care for the health and wellbeing of the Greater Bendigo community at www.bchs.com.au

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Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) Startup in Residence Megan Gomez

Megan Gomez was part of the Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx) last year, and will be our Startup-in-Residence this year for the BHx to pass on her experience to new startups.

Megan’s observations as a journalist across regional and rural Australia illuminated some harsh truths. “I spent a lot of time reporting on drought, natural disasters, bushfires and isolation,” Ms Gomez said.

Ms Gomez had an idea of creating a secure online video platform that linked people to psychologists from their own home. That idea became a reality in September when Rural Health Connect was officially launched.

She credits the MHx, which helped her to develop and test the program to ensure it was market ready.

“It gave me a really clear direction of what I needed to do, sometimes when you’re working on an idea on your own you can get a bit lost and don’t know how or where to focus your time,” she said.

She urged anyone with an idea, regardless of how advanced it was, to consider the BHx program.

For more information on BHx, please visit the FAQs page or you can email bhx@bendigohealth.org.au

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Founder of Rural Health Connect, Megan Gomez will be our Startup-In-Residence

Megan’s observations as a journalist across regional and rural Australia illuminated some harsh truths.

“I spent a lot of time reporting on drought, natural disasters, bushfires and isolation,” Ms Gomez said.

Megan had an idea of creating a secure online video conferencing platform that linked people to psychologists from their own home.

That idea became a reality in September when Rural Health Connect was officially launched.

Megan credits the Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx) with helping develop and test the program to ensure it was market ready.

“It gave me a really clear direction of what I needed to do, sometimes when you’re working on an idea on your own you can get a bit lost and don’t know how or where to focus your time,” she said.

Megan will be the startup in residence, a mentor in effect, for the Bendigo Health Accelerator (BHx) Program, due to begin in May 2020.

She urged anyone with an idea, regardless of how advanced it was, to consider the program.

Funded by Launch Vic, BHx is a 13-week program based at Bendigo Hospital.

Expressions of Interest in the program are now open and can be viewed here.

For more information, visit the BHx section of our website.