Nathalia District Hospital, Cobram District Health and Numurkah District Health Service are exploring a proposal to join forces to improve service delivery and access to care for local communities – close to home. We are currently consulting with staff and the community to gain feedback on the proposal before any final decision is made.
We want to reassure the community that providing consistent, high quality, safe and accessible care to the community is our priority. The existing facilities will remain in place, in their current locations. Current services will be maintained and enhanced to improve access and deliver the best possible health care locally. There will be no reduction in services, funding or staffing in relation to this proposal. Resources and expertise will be combined across the three services to better meet the needs of the community.
We want to know what is important to staff and the community in order to inform how the new entity and its services will look and operate. We will keep people informed as we move through the process (via Website, Email, Mail, Media and Staff/Community Engagement Sessions).