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Goodbye, Dr. Olivia!

Today we are saying goodbye to Dr. Olivia Rimington, who is off to new adventures.
Olivia will be sadly missed by staff and doctors alike, and I am sure many of her patients will miss her too. Olivia is leaving to pursue further training in mental health. We are very excited for this fantastic opportunity for her and wish her all the best for this new chapter in her career.
Olivia was part of our Eleanor Clinic team from the very beginning. While gathering substantial experience in nutritional medicine in London she became aware of our plans to make Eleanor Clinic a reality. Having worked together in the past Olivia excitedly joined our team before the clinic even opened.
Olivia’s positive ability to motivate almost anyone to improve their health, even when it seems hard and not straight forward, is just fantastic. Her humour, dedication, glamour and immense knowledge will be sorely missed by us all. We wish her all the best and a fabulous new start at her next feat and challenge.


Many of us in the West know the awesome Sarah Powell, a breast cancer survivor, mum to two beautiful kids and the new CEO of the Pink Hope Community. She speaks from the heart:

As a breast cancer survivor, I know firsthand the importance of an early diagnosis. The reality is I might not be here if I had delayed getting the lump in my breast checked.

In Australia, we have seen a concerning drop in cancer screening, pathology, and surgery. The threat of contracting coronavirus has resulted in many Australians deferring medical attention for new symptoms and/or preventing them from attending routine follow-up appointments.

But as we adjust to this new normal, we must ensure that we re-prioritise our health. Now is the time to focus on important health issues that we may have let slip over the last year; by re-booking your missed appointments & screenings or scheduling an appointment with your doctor.

Cancer cases do not disappear as a result of reduced screening, they simply remain undetected. And when cancer is diagnosed at a later stage, it is more difficult to treat and survival rates decline.

Pink Hope is part of a collective of patient organisations, urging people to return to their doctors. We do not want to see Pink Hope’s decade of life-saving advocacy work evaporate.

Our message is clear: Don’t wait. Contact your doctor. Get checked.


Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week is a chance to celebrate the trans and gender diverse community. It’s also the ideal time to learn about gender diversity, and the importance of being a trans ally.

At Eleanor Clinic we embrace gender diversity and offer trans care, following the AusPATH model of gender affirming care for adults. We also proudly work together with the gender clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital to support children and teens and their families.

Every year, Trans Awareness Week finishes with the whole community observing Trans Day of Remembrance. It’s a chance to celebrate the trailblazers throughout history that have fought for trans rights, and honour the ones who have lost their lives due to violence and discrimination.

It’s important to note that this sort of violence still exists, and isn’t just an ugly footnote in history – and that’s exactly the reason why Trans Awareness Week is so important. Everyone has the right to safe, inclusive health care – and we’re glad we can play a little part in that.