All aboard for new Rawson community bus

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Friday 29 September 2017
WGHG's Community Health Centre at Rawson is pleased to work with Baw Baw Shire and community volunteers to secure the return of a community bus.

The Shire funded bus is operating the first Friday of each month and is available to eligible Rawson and Erica residents who are registered for social support programs.

The bus which travels between Rawson, Erica and Moe enables people to get to and from appointments and facilities or to shop in nearby towns.

WGHG Community Health Nurse Manager, Nadine McDonald, said the first two services were well patronised reflecting the demand for community transport.

“A group of community volunteers worked hard to advocate for the return of a community bus for the Rawson area and their efforts have paid off.”

“The service is particularly beneficial for aged clients and those less mobile who can no longer drive or feel comfortable driving longer distances.”

The bus departs from the Rawson Community Health Centre at 10am and travels to Moe via Erica and returns to Rawson at 3pm.

To become an eligible passenger, phone My Aged Care on free call 1800 200 422.  This call will take around 10 minutes and requires a Medicare card.

Eligible passengers must book a place on the bus by the Wednesday before the Friday service by contacting the Rawson Community Health Centre on 03 5165 3236 or email: rawson.chc.@wghg.com.au.

WGHG’s Community Health Centre at Rawson opens each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and provides wound care, diabetes education, pathology, podiatry, allied health nail care, health aids such as wheelchairs and health information.

Appointments are required by phoning 03 5165 3236



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