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During grass pollen season people may notice an increase in asthma and hay fever. Grass pollen season also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma.
Thunderstorm asthma is thought to be triggered by a unique combination of high grass pollen counts and a certain type of thunderstorm. For people who have asthma or hay fever this can cause severe asthma symptoms, making it difficult to breathe. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. These epidemic thunderstorm asthma events don't happen every year but when they do, they can happen during grass pollen season, which is normally from October through December.
The Victorian Government has recently launched a new public information and education campaign to ensure that all Victorians are prepared as they can should another epidemic asthma event occur.
Visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au to access all campaign resources and information
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. As a nation, Australia has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world, with 1 in 13 Australians being diagnosed with the disease each year.Read More
We congratulate James (Jim) Arbuckle to the Order of Australia, in this year’s Queen's Birthday Honours List.Read More
Connect Health & Community was proud to launch its ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan on Wednesday in the presence of local Boon Wurrong People, local councillors, partners, volunteers and staff.Read More
Speech pathologists provide assessment and management of communication, swallowing and feeding difficulties.
We have been offering safe and quality door-to-door transport options to our community since 1975.
We provide Occupational Therapy to help children, adults and those experiencing mental health issues, to achieve their full potential.