Hepburn Health Service and Kyneton District Health are exploring a proposal to join health services to improve patient care and community health outcomes. We invite community and staff input from 15 February to 15 March 2019.

The proposal aims to enhance the capability of the health services to meet the needs of our community, and improve access to personalised, high quality health care – close to home.

For the last two years, Hepburn Health Service and Kyneton District Health have been operating with a shared CEO and a memorandum of understanding in place to enable the two health services to work in partnership to address the health needs of towns and communities across the region.

The proposal to join health services aims to combine the management and governance of the two organisations under one entity, pending Ministerial approval. Hospitals and facilities will remain in place in their current locations at Kyneton, Daylesford, Creswick, Clunes and Trentham. No local community will be disadvantaged. There will be no reduction in services, staffing or funding.

Communities are reassured that their local health service will continue to service local needs.

A due diligence analysis is also being undertaken to assess the clinical, governance, financial, human resource, technological and regulatory impacts of the proposal before any decision is made.

Joining health services aims to:

  • Improve access to a range of health services across the region.
  • Strengthen services, enhance quality and deliver more consumer-driven care.
  • Share knowledge, skills, expertise and training of nursing, medical, allied health and other staff in the local area to improve patient care.
  • Enhance opportunities for workforce and professional development.
  • Improve operational effectiveness – over time this will allow us to invest more in patient/client care.
  • Ensure future sustainability and addressing challenges such as: attracting and retaining staff and specialists; securing funding for new services; meeting changing patient needs/services; new legislative requirements; infrastructure; technology, etc.

Consultation is also being undertaken on the draft Strategic Plans for Hepburn Health Service and Kyneton District Health, which outline the priorities for the health services over the next three years.

HOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY

Fill in a survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/HepburnKynetonHealthServices

Attend a community consultation session:

 WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY
Kyneton Community
Wednesday 27 February, 10.30am-12.00 noon (Morning tea-scones) or
Wednesday 27 February, 6.30pm-8.00pm (Supper)
at Kyneton Health Service, 7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton

THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY
Trentham Community
Thursday 28 February, 10.00am-11.30am (Morning tea-scones)
at Trentham Projects and Activity Group Meeting Room, 22-24 Victoria Street, Trentham

Daylesford Community
Thursday 28 February, 6.30pm-8pm (Supper)
at Central Springs Inn, 6 Camp Street Daylesford

FRIDAY 1 MARCH
Clunes Community
Friday 1 March, 10.30am-12noon (Morning tea-scones)
at Esmond Gallery, The Warehouse, 36 Fraser Street, Clunes

Creswick Community
Friday 1 March 4.00pm-5.30pm (Refreshments)
The Lindsay Room, The American, 90 Albert St, Creswick

Please RSVP to:
Kyneton District Health by email: events@kynetonhealth.org.au or telephone: (03) 5422 9900; or Hepburn Health Service by email: rsvp@hhs.vic.gov.au or telephone (03) 5321 6500 and let us know which session you will be attending.

 Write, email, phone or visit us at:

KYNETON DISTRICT HEALTH
Kyneton
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton 3444
PO Box 34 Kyneton VIC 3444
Phone: (03) 5422 9900
Email: info@kynetonhealth.org.au

HEPBURN HEALTH SERVICE
Daylesford
17 Hospital Street, Daylesford 3460
PO Box 465 Daylesford VIC 3460
T: (03) 5321 6500
Email: info@hhs.vic.gov.au

Clunes
69 Service Street, Clunes 3370
T: (03) 5345 9750

Creswick
1 Napier Street, Creswick 3363
T: (03) 5345 9150 or (03) 5345 9100

Trentham
22-24 Victoria Street, Trentham 3458
T: (03) 5421 7200 or (03) 5421 7250

For more information

Visit the Websites:
www.kynetonhealth.org.au
www.hhs.vic.gov.au

Visit the Facebook pages:
www.facebook.com/HepburnHealth
www.facebook.com/KynetonDistrictHealth

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