Help Plan East Wimmera Health Service's Future!

The Board of East Wimmera Health Service are excited to engage with the community to work out the best direction for the organisation now and into the future. We would like to invite all of our community, key stakeholders and staff to participate in the Strategic Planning process. 

We would like to hear directly from you and have created a range of ways in which you can let us know what you think. We have: 

  • An on-line forum 
  • Surveys 
  • Individual and group interviews 
  • Community Forums and Staff Workshops

Use one or all opportunities for engagement. We are waiting to hear from you and hope that you can help us ensure that East Wimmera Health Service not only survives but thrives into the future.

It is a legal requirement that Victorian public health services, like East Wimmera Health Service, develop a strategic plan. It is expected that Strategic Plans will cover a period of three to five years and are documents that describe a health services context, purpose, vision, objectives and longer term strategies to deliver on their vision in line with Government policy and other Statewide plans. 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Strategic Planning Guidelines describe strategic planning as, “the process of producing fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organisation is, what it does and why it does it.” 

The purpose of the East Wimmera Health Services Strategic Plan is to demonstrate: 

  • How they will ensure the health service is able to meet the health needs of the communities it serves 
  • Its contribution towards system-wide goals, including addressing specific performance and policy priorities set by the Victorian Government 
  • The approaches that the health service will develop with key partners to address the population health needs for its catchment population

To help us plan our collective future we need to hear from you, Community Members and East Wimmera Health Service Staff Members. From 3-14 August our phone lines are open. Book now to schedule a 20 minute phone interview with our facilitator Claire Edwards. Email with your preferred interview date and time.

While we would love to be running our Community Forums (St Arnaud, Charlton, Wycheproof, Donald & Birchip ) and Staff Workshops to ensure we have heard you correctly and understand what you want our future to look like, COVID-19 is restricting face to face meeting. In the interim we are exploring alternative ways in which we can connect. 


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