Breathing and heart system checks are now underway at the Latrobe Community Health Service in Morwell. We have had a great response from parents of our young ELF participants and it has been great getting to meet many of you face-to-face! All participants who have agreed to take part in clinics have been sent a letter containing a unique log-in which can be used to make an appointment online. Melanie and Susan have also been busy on the phones making appointments.

If you haven’t already been contacted for a clinic booking you can call the Latrobe ELF Study support line on 1800 322 102, or email us at latrobe.elf@utas.edu.au.

All clinic attendees receive a $25 Coles voucher, and the kids are kept smiling with a cute cuddly toy and book to take home.  Here are a couple of our happy customers!

ELF clinicals1ELF clinicals2

Click here to read what is involved in the breathing check.
Click here to read what is involved in the heart system check.

Shaun Mallia to join the Hazelwood Health Study as Communications and Engagement Adviser

We are delighted to welcome Shaun Mallia to the Hazelwood Health Study (HHS) research team.

Shaun will be the study’s Communications and Engagement Adviser and takes up the appointment on Monday 1 May.

In Year 3, the HHS needs to increase engagement with the community and to re-profile the study to better align with the new environment in Latrobe City and the needs of the community. This new position will build on the work of the HHS Gippsland team, especially the work of the Adult Survey Recruitment Coordinator, and will work closely with appropriate people involved in the new Latrobe Health Assembly and the Health Innovation Zone. The position will have responsibility for both the study’s Community Advisory Committee and the Clinical Reference Group, and will be required to coordinate the study’s communications including media releases, the website and social media.

Shaun was the editor of the Latrobe Valley Express newspaper for three years where he oversaw the newspaper’s award winning coverage of the Hazelwood Mine Fire and subsequent Hazelwood Mine Fire inquiries. He has more than 10 years’ experience in media and communications having worked for publications including the Gippsland Farmer and the Moe and Narracan News. He has also completed some media consultancy work for Monash School of Rural Health.

Shaun has lived in Morwell his entire life, 34 years, and has participated in a number of community groups in the past decade. He is currently a member of the Latrobe Health Assembly and is a strong advocate of the region. When not advocating for the Latrobe Valley, Shaun can be found running the many Gippsland trails in preparation for his next marathon.

Shaun will be located on a temporary basis at School of Rural Health, Churchill (Federation Uni Gippsland campus) with Prof Judi Walker and Dr Matthew Carroll while office space is being sourced in Morwell.

Shaun Mallia to join the Hazelwood Health Study as Communications and Engagement Adviser

Study seeking local residents to join Community Advisory Committee

The Hazelwood Health Study team is calling on Latrobe Valley and Sale residents interested in the long-term health outcomes of the Hazelwood mine fire to apply for membership on its Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

More information on the CAC and the current call for expressions of interest to join the committee are available here.

Deadlines approaching for the Hazelwood Health Study Adult Survey Closes 31 January 2017

All eligible residents who are yet to complete the Adult Survey are urged to collect a paper survey and complete by the end of January 2017. Community Packs are available at various locations throughout Morwell and Sale to collect.

  • Neighborhood House
  • GP Clinics
  • Police Station
  • Latrobe City Office
  • Wellington Shire Office
  • Newspower Newsagent, Morwell
  • Latrobe Community Health Service
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Central Gippsland Health Service



Annual Community Briefing 29 November 2016

The HHS Annual Community Briefing was held at the Morwell Bowling Club 29 November 2016.

Members of the Community were invited to meet the study team, enjoy a supper while team members gave an overview and update on the study.

Pick up a paper copy of the Adult Survey

Adult Study Paper Survey Packs are now available at the following businesses throughout Morwell and Sale. Pick up a pack, complete the survey and return in the reply paid envelope.


  • Latrobe City Offices Commercial Road, Morwell
  • Newspower Newsagent, Commercial Road Morwell
  • Neighbourhood House, 48-50 Beattie Cres, Morwell
  • Latrobe Community Health Service, 81-87 Buckley St Morwell
  • All GP Clinics in Morwell
  • Morwell Police Station, 8-10 Hazelwood Rd, Morwell
  • The Laundry Lounge, 244 Commercial Rd, Morwell
  • Latrobe City Morwell Library, 63-65 Elgin St, Morwell
  • Central Gippsland Aboriginal Health Services, 15/17 Collins St, Morwell
  • Gippsland Multicultural Services, 100-102 Buckley St, Morwell
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital, Sub Acute Care, Allied Health


  • Wellington Shire Office, 18 Desailly St, Sale
  • Sale Library , 75 Macalister St, Sale
  • Neighbourhood House, 19-21 Leslie St, Sale
  • Clocktower Medical Clinic, 284 Raymond St, Sale
  • Sale Medical Clinic, 49 Desailly St, Sale
  • Inglis Medical Centre, 12 Inglis St, Sale

Study comes to Gippsland Centre Sale

Free cappuccino/tea and muffin while you complete the Adult Survey.

The study team will be near Muffin Break to assist eligible residents to complete the Adult Survey.

Thursday 10 November from 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 7 December from 10am – 2pm

Gippsland Centre Sale 37-39 Cunninghame St, Sale VIC 3850

Need assistance with the Adult Survey?

A study team member will be attending the Sale & Morwell Library every Tuesday from the 8th November 2016 to assist eligible residents to complete the Adult Survey.

Morwell Library from 10am – 12 noon

163-165 Elgin Street Morwell

Sale Library from 2pm – 4pm

75 Macalister Street Sale