Wimmera Health Care Group’s Community Advisory Committee has a new chairman.

Audrey Hurst from Dimboola was elected chairman at the last meeting after Gillian Vanderwaal resigned from the position after serving as chairman for three years.

Chief executive Chris Scott praised Ms Vanderwaal for her commitment to the committee and welcomed Ms Hurst to her new role.


Ms Hurst has represented the Dimboola community on the committee for 3 years and is looking forward to taking on the chairman role.

“I think the committee is very important because it allows the community to have a real say on how the hospital is run,” Ms Hurst said.

The Community Advisory Committee meets quarterly and provides feedback to the Wimmera Health Care Group on behalf of the community about a wide range of issues and plays a significant role in the production of documents and brochures to make sure they are accessible for the community.

Members are appointed by the Board of Management and applications are invited from interested persons with a range of skills and experience in one or more of the following areas;

 Active interest in health issues affecting the local community
 Strong community links and commitment
 Good communication skills

Application forms and further information regarding these positions can be obtained from the Quality Manager on 5381 9331.

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