KYABRAM District Health Service will join forces with Numurkah District Health to deliver better access to healthcare and shorter waiting times.
The state government is investing in 11 projects that will give patients across Victoria better access to higher quality health care, improve the efficiency and productivity of our health system and reduce waiting times.
Numurkah District Health Service is lead agency for one of these projects in partnership with Goulburn Valley Health, Cobram District Health, Kyabram District Health Service, Nathalia District Hospital, Ambulance Victoria and Murray Primary Health Network.
The project aims to reduce the large number of people from rural areas outside Shepparton travelling to the Goulburn Valley Health Emergency Department for low-complexity urgent care.
“We are making sure more Victorians — no matter where they live — can get the first class care they expect and deserve, when they need it,” minister for health Jill Hennessy said.
“With ever increasing demand on our health system, we know we need to do things differently. These pioneering projects will drive continuous improvements to help outcomes and change lives.’’
It aims to relieve people from uncertainty, unnecessary travel and waiting time, while at the same time reducing the pressure on the Goulburn Valley Health Emergency Department and ambulance services.
The project will roll out a targeted communication strategy this year, which will give residents information about what to consider when they need lower complexity urgent care.
This will include information about services in their local community — their local Urgent Care Centre, GP services, medical imaging services and primary health services.
So far, the Better Health Care Innovation Fund has funded 33 projects across the state. For a full list of funded projects, visit bettercare.vic.gov.au