Consultations so far
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services have extensively consulted with staff, stakeholders and their communities.
Dialogue focused on the strategic environment of the health services, the opportunities and challenges faced, and potential options for healthcare in each region through expanded partnerships and closer ties.
More than 2000 people participated in engagement activities conducted by the health services. Activities included submissions, surveys with staff and communities, leadership and staff workshops, online and in-person consultation sessions, stakeholder meetings, pop-up stands and phone calls with individual stakeholders.
Communication with local communities is ongoing. We are currently embarking on further dialogue with staff, one-on-one discussions with key organisations and representative groups, and regular and direct communications to keep the community informed.
Should the proposal be approved, our health services will embark on an inclusive service planning process, defining a shared vision and future, while retaining local ownership and identity.