Volunteers needed to support new parents


“Being a parent is the hardest job in the world and I was just so happy I could help families who needed it.” Volunteering for the Families Forward program at Central Gippsland Health was a highlight for Leonne Seymour for eight years. In that time, she supported around 15 families in the program and developed

Community partnerships transform rotunda


The Stretton Park Aged Care rotunda has been transformed thanks to a unique partnership between the facility, a local sporting club and several generous donors. The rotunda project was initiated by the facility’s maintenance officer, Lyell Berry, and Stretton Park residents, who wanted to improve the outdoor environment. Before its transformation, the rotunda at the

Auxiliary provides much needed equipment


The Central Gippsland Health Auxiliary recently raised more than $12,000 for much needed equipment. With the support from the community, the majority of the money was raised during its Easter and Mother’s Day raffles, and gift wrapping services provided at special times like Mother’s Day and Christmas. This is no mean feat for a small

Appointments for Board of Directors


About the Board Central Gippsland Health Service is a subregional rural health service which delivers a range of programs and services for our local communities. The Health Service has 3 campuses located in the townships of Sale, Heyfield and Maffra in Southeast Victoria. Public hospitals deliver health, aged care, and community services in rural and regional

Overcoming Obstacles at Stretton Park


Overcoming Obstacles at Stretton Park Stretton Park Aged Care in Maffra is partnering with Overcoming Obstacles to open Yo Yos @ Stretton, a new café that will use the existing facility onsite. Overcoming Obstacles Disability Services is a person centred service providing support for people with disability and mental health challenges. Its aim is to

Community Invitation – Open Access Board Meeting


NOTICE OF OPEN ACCESS BOARD MEETING The Central Gippsland Health Service Board of Directors cordially invites members of the community to an Open Access Board Meeting on Wednesday 6 September 2023 from 5-7pm. The venue will be confirmed once attendance numbers are known. We welcome the community to engage with the work of the Board

Going Paperless and Improving Patient Care


Central Gippsland Health (CGH) has implemented the electronic medical record (EMR) system to improve patient care at Sale, Heyfield and Maffra hospitals. The EMR stores patient information securely and confidentially. The EMR implementation was supported by two years of extensive planning, development and staff training. EMR Site Coordinator, Lisa Fuessel, said the system reduced the

Recognising 87 years of service


After 87 years, the Heyfield Hospital and Laurina Lodge Auxiliary has regretfully come to an end. Established in 1935, all past and present members were recently invited to attend a special lunch to acknowledge the hardwork and dedication of the committed group of volunteers. More than just a fundraising committee, Central Gippsland Health (CGH) Chief

Appointments to the Central Gippsland Health Service Board of Directors


The Department of Health is pleased to invite applications for part time board director positions of Central Gippsland Health Service with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2023. Central Gippsland Health Service (CGHS) is the major provider of health and aged care services in the Wellington Shire. It serves an immediate population of approximately

Improvements to the public Neurology service at CGH


Central Gippsland Health (CGH) has enhanced its public Neurology service by collaborating with Alfred Health. This service now provides access to specialist Neurology care catering to complex conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and movement disorders that require ongoing treatment and monitoring. CGH Head of Medicine, Dr Vittal Jadhav, said the Neurology service would be managed


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