Community partners needed to help shape the future of local health services

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Thursday 01 March 2018
MEDIA RELEASE




COMMUNITY PARTNERS NEEDED TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES

Bass Coast Health, Gippsland Southern Health Service and South Gippsland Hospital are working together to create a road map to improve the range of health services in the region, called the Clinical Service Plan (CSP). The aim of the plan is to deliver the types of services our community needs here in the region, decrease duplication of services, fully utilise existing and future health resources and position each health service to grow with a strong emphasis on the highest quality and safest clinical standards.

The Clinical Service Plan Group would like to invite members of the community to join them on Steering Committees focused on Governance, Surgery/Anaesthetics, Maternity and Primary & Community services working with Boards, CEOs, GPs and clinicians.

Jan Child, CEO, Bass Coast Health said ‘When the development of health services is driven by community participation, their needs and experiences, it means the central focus is on the consumer, the carer and the community. This helps to ensure that our local health services consider a range of perspectives in its decision making processes.

We are encouraging expressions of interest leading to the appointment of two community members for each Steering Committee.  Community members will contribute to decisions on policy and planning, care and treatment and influence how strategic directions are set for the future of healthcare in the South Gippsland/Bass Coast region over the next two to five years.’

Members of the community are invited to obtain more information, a position description and to register their interest by contacting Kerryn Griffiths – Clinical Services Plan Liaison, by phone (03) 5671 3224, email kerryn.griffiths@basscoasthealth.org.au or mail - Bass Coast Health PO Box 120 Wonthaggi 3995

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jan Child, CEO                         Vicki Farthing, Acting CEO                  Chris Trotman, CEO
Bass Coast Health Service         Gippsland Southern Health Service       South Gippsland Hospital
Ph: 0472846355                        Ph:
0419 904 358                                  Ph: 5683 9777