Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services have announced a decision to explore partnership options, including a possible voluntary amalgamation, to enhance services and create better health outcomes for local people across the Wimmera region.
The Boards stated their intentions to consider better partnering options in August this year. Analysis has been undertaken by independent consultant Cube Group, following the completion of phase 1 work. The next phase will include further assessment and community consultation over the next three months.
The Boards have made the decision to proceed to the next stage, based on a number of significant benefits including: better health outcomes for people across the region; greater access to clinical health care locally; strengthened capacity and expansion of services; greater workforce opportunities, training and development; enhanced models of care and effective health services for the future.
We are very keen to hear your thoughts and ideas about the opportunities for improved health care within the Wimmera region that could be achieved through greater collaboration between Ballarat and Horsham. We would like to know what is important to you.
HAVE YOUR SAY
A range of consultation options are available until 15 February 2021:
Fill in a survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHCGandBHSPartnership
The survey will be open until 11 December 2020
If you have any questions or feedback regarding Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services partnering for better health, please contact us via the form below.
This form can be anonymous if you wish. If you would like a reply, ensure you include your name and email address.
Make a submission
Write to: Partnership Proposal, Wimmera Health Care Group - 83 Baillie Street, Horsham VIC 3400
Attend a consultation session in January/February 2021
We will keep communities informed through our website, social media, media, meetings/sessions and letters as we work through this process.