The EWHS Board has recently finalised a strategic plan for the period up to 2025.
The plan identifies both a vision and a purpose statement for EWHS as follows:
“To see sustainable improvement in the health and wellbeing of our community”
“To work together with our community to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes”
Development of the plan took into consideration community feedback, demographics, healthcare trends and government policy.
The plan identifies four key priorities designed to address the healthcare needs of our community and the current challenges impacting our organisation. These are:
▪️ Our Communities --- We partner with our community to achieve personal, effective, safe and connected care that improves health outcomes and wellbeing and address causes of poor health that matter to our community.
▪️ Our Workforce --- We develop our staff across all levels of the workforce and provide a great, supportive and safe workplace.
▪️ Our Partners --- We partner to improve our services and sustainability.
▪️ Our Business --- We will provide into the future the right services that are sustainable.
The plan forms the foundation of the work EWHS will undertake in coming years in order to continue to deliver meaningful and appropriate services to our communities in the best way possible.
A full version of the plan is available under the 'About Us' tab - Strategic Plan
Updated: 4.00pm Thursday 7 April 2022
On Tuesday 30th November 2021, a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony was held to acknowledge the opening of the Birchip Campus Building Redevelopments.
Uncle Ron Marks conducted the ceremony for the Birchip Community. He is pictured here with Danuta Piechowski (Resident) and Julie Lowry (Staff).
Our Continence Nurse can provide a range of services to assist older community members with continence issues.
If you or someone you know, who is 65 years of age or older or for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are 50 years of age or older would like to book an appointment to see the EWHS Continence Nurse, please call EWHS Central Intake Service on 5477 2222 or go to My Aged Care to make a referral at: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/make-a-referral
East Wimmera Health Service welcomes six new graduates into the 2021 Graduate Nurse Program, having commenced on Monday 1st February, 2021.
The graduates completed Orientation Week at the St Arnaud Campus, prior to commencing rotations across both acute and aged care, across all Campuses.
EWHS congratulates Rachel Downes and Kristy Toohey, both current employees, who successfully completed their Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 2020, and will complete the transition to practice year with the health service during 2021.
Left to right: Jasleen Kaur, Kristy Toohey, Grace Campagnolo, Emerson Gianfala, Rachel Downes and Aleisha Leane.
A Medical Imaging Service is available three days a week at the St Arnaud Campus and appointments can be made by calling 5477 2241.
Pictured right is Mr John Harley utilising the Medical Imaging Services - knee xray.
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