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

Healthier and happier parents and newborns


The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s (MCRI) innovative GenV research project will be launched at Central Gippsland Health (CGH) on 10 August 2021. GenV is one of the world’s largest birth and parent cohort studies. The opt-in project will follow babies and their parents to help solve problems like asthma, food allergies, obesity and mental illness

Celebration at Stretton Park


Stretton Park Aged Care residents and the facility’s Auxiliary recently celebrated the opening of the community café with a special afternoon tea. The event also acknowledged the generous funding received to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and refurbish the dining room. The café is a feature of the Stretton Park redevelopment project that aims


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