New GP clinic at Loch Sport


A new General Practice medical clinic is now operating in Loch Sport. The local community of Loch Sport has been advocating to have a clinic with a GP servicing their area and Central Gippsland Health (CGH) successfully negotiated the contract between Nicolson Medical Services, who will now be trading as Loch Sport Medical Centre and

Laurina Lodge upgrades


The community has helped fund the refurbishment of the dining room at Laurina Lodge Aged Care in Heyfield with over $54,000 in donations. Revamping the dining room was the final stage in the initial redevelopment of the facility that included the refurbishment of 22 residential rooms. This stage of the project was also self-financed by

Supporting transparency in health care


Central Gippsland Health (CGH) is managing a pilot program to support community engagement and transparency in health care. As the new CGH Care Opinion Project Manager, it’s Jude Bridgeman’s job to recruit and support small rural health services across Victoria to use community online feedback platform, Care Opinion Australia. With 27 health services already registered,

New leadership on CGHS Board


A new Board Chair and Vice-Chair have been appointed for Central Gippsland Health Service. Jim Vivian succeeds Tony Anderson in the role of Chair. Jim has served the Board and the health service as Vice Chair since December 2018. He has retired from the workforce and according to CGH Chief Executive Officer, Mark Dykgraaf, brings

Raffle to save lives


The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) is raising money for a warming cot that Foundation Chairman, Peter Cursley, said could have saved his baby’s life. Mr Cursley is determined to gift the Special Care Nursery at Sale Hospital with this essential equipment that safely transfers babies to and from theatre. A raffle aims to raise

Appointments to the Board of Directors


Applications are now open for part time board director positions of Central Gippsland Health Service with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2022. Safe and high quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Applicants for board directorships must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the

Promoting social and community connections


Planning is underway to construct an outdoor space at Wilson Lodge Aged Care Facility in Sale after it received a grant of over half a million dollars under the Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities Renewal Program. In consultation with staff and residents of the facility, $570,000 will be used to redesign the outdoor environment to


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