Staff at Goulburn Valley Health’s women’s clinic Rosewood raised funds for the Jean Hailes Foundation as part of Women’s Health Week this week.
Rosewood was awash in pink to celebrate the week and an afternoon tea raised funds through gold coin donations.
‘‘Staff at Rosewood are also raffling off some fantastic prizes and they have set up a fabulous display full of information on all elements of women’s health,’’ a GV Health spokesperson said.
According to the Women’s Health Week website, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ran the first national week in 2013, after realising there was no event dedicated to women’s health in Australia.
‘‘Thousands of women across Australia signed up to take part in a week of online activities, videos, resources and information,’’ the website said.
‘‘Now in its fifth year, Women’s Health Week is the time to put yourself first and get talking about women’s health.
‘‘The event continues to gain groundswell nationally and Jean Hailes provides health information and free resources to support thousands of subscribers and hundreds of local events organised by communities Australia-wide.’’
A GV Health spokesperson said staff from its specialist consulting suites had cooked up a storm, generously donating their culinary talents and treats to help celebrate the week.
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s knowledge about their health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to provide a trusted world-class health service for them.