Monday, December 18, 2017

Boost to region’s health delivery

David Lee July 9, 2014
HEALTHY OPENING… Minister for Health, David Davis (pictured) officially opened the new Community Health @ GV Health facility on Corio Street last week. Photo: Madeleine Caccianiga.

HEALTHY OPENING… Minister for Health, David Davis (pictured) officially opened the new Community Health @ GV Health facility on Corio Street last week. Photo: Madeleine Caccianiga.

A BRAND new primary care facility, Community Health @ GV Health, was officially opened by Minister for Health, David Davis last week, bringing a boost to the region’s capacity in delivering health care.
The 2,115 square metre facility now operating out of the old WB Hunter building on Corio Street will provide the community with access to a range of health care options that were previously located on four separate sites throughout Shepparton including pathology, home nursing, aged care, disability care and community health.
GV Health CEO, Dale Fraser said, “We are delighted to officially open the Community Health @ GV Health, delivering health and wellbeing services focusing on healthy lifestyle and community-based preventative health care. This innovative facility is an important community resource. It provides convenient access to programs and also includes community spaces, health information and WiFi connectivity for clients and community groups.
“To see this building have a continued use as community icon into the future is a tremendous and proud achievement to be involved in.”
David Davis said, “This facility brings together at least six services that were located on separate sites but are now brought together in one integrated, energy efficient facility.
“The new facility is designed to support multidisciplinary health care through improved information and communications technologies, allowing GV Health to provide video conferencing and other e-health services. The upgraded technologies will help those services based in Shepparton to coordinate with local health services across the region.
“This building very much looks to the future.”