Boort District Health has long held the belief that community partnerships ensure that the health service remains a strong vibrant organisation. To improve the health outcomes of our community takes a lot of work and we can’t do it alone. The ability to partner effectively with individuals and other organisations is absolutely essential to build a healthy community. Strong partnerships build stronger communities and allows for the sharing of expertise, skills and resources.
The following are examples of a few of our important partnerships.
In 2014, the Boort District Health Ladies Auxiliary celebrated 80 years of continuous service and support to the health service. Over the years the Auxiliary has provided over $300,000 to Boort District Health.
The Auxiliary meets once a month with the CEO and together they plan funding projects for the health service.
The Boort District Health bike relay team has been riding in the Murray to Moyne event since 2007. During this period it has raised almost $120,000 for the Urgent Care Centre.
The Murray to Moyne is a team relay event where work mates, friends and family train together to complete the 520 km from Echuca to Port Fairy, raising funds for Hospitals and Health Services throughout Victoria
The health service has enjoyed a long relationship with our local school. Children regularly visit residents where they sing and entertain everyone.
Residents also enjoy visiting the school and have taken great interest in the community garden.
Boort District Health sponsors the annual Debutante Ball, It is a wonderful gala evening. Following the Debutante Ball, Boort District Health holds an Old Time Ball, where Aged Care facilities from Charlton, Pyramid Hill, Cohuna and Kerang participate in the Old Time Ball. The Debutantes and their partners show their gowns and demonstrate their dancing skills. Residents enjoy joining in with the dancing.
The Men’s Shed is co-located with the health service. The men meet each Tuesday and Thursday and their skills are in great demand.
The men living in the health service’s residential aged care facility have an opportunity to join men from the community at the Men’s Shed. They enjoy having a chat, playing pool or supervising some of the projects!
Primary Care Partnerships are made up of a diverse range of organisations and Boort District Health is an active member. The role of the partnership is to build sustainability across the region to ensure communities have access to ” joined up” care.
The health service is involved in working groups that focus on diabetes, women’s health, physical activity and projects involving aged care.
Staying Strong Exercise Group
The Health Agencies have formed a partnership to provide integrated service planning. The aim is to collaborate to identify common health needs and prioritise local activities and programs to address areas of demand or gaps in services.