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Health partnership between Yea and Yarriambiack

WORKING TOGETHER: Yea and District Memorial Hospital board directors and staff touring Rural Northwest Health Warracknabeal campus as part of a networking and learning exercise. From left, Yea board member Gary Pollard; Rural Northwest Health memory support nurse Katie Ramsdale; Yea’s board member Delys Leslie, director of nursing Lorina Gray, board chair Ian Marshman and aged care unit manager Heather Luke; Rural Northwest’s aged-care nurse unit-manager Margaret Waldron, board director Carolyn Morcom and chair Julia Hausler.

WORKING TOGETHER: Yea and District Memorial Hospital board directors and staff touring Rural Northwest Health Warracknabeal campus as part of a networking and learning exercise. From left, Yea board member Gary Pollard; Rural Northwest Health memory support nurse Katie Ramsdale; Yea’s board member Delys Leslie, director of nursing Lorina Gray, board chair Ian Marshman and aged care unit manager Heather Luke; Rural Northwest’s aged-care nurse unit-manager Margaret Waldron, board director Carolyn Morcom and chair Julia Hausler.

A networking and learning opportunity between two rural health services will help improve aged-care health outcomes for Wimmera communities.
Yea and District Memorial Hospital board directors and executive staff visited Rural Northwest Health’s Yarriambiack Lodge at Warracknabeal as part of a collaborative learning exercise.
Rural Northwest Health chair Julia Hausler said the Yea team was eager to position its organisation more distinctively into the future as a provider of excellence in aged care and a community health hub.
She said the visit gave Rural Northwest Health opportunity to educate Yea members on models of care, answer questions and discuss future learning opportunities between services.
“The Yea team was keen to interact with our staff and board and to tour Yarriambiack Lodge,” she said.
“Yea chairman Ian Marshman’s family was originally from Yaapeet and Warracknabeal, and he’d heard about our excellent award-winning aged care through RNH board director Professor Amanda Kenny.
“The two boards discussed models of shared resourcing such as corporate services, working with other health services in an alliance and the upcoming introduction of voluntary assisted dying legislation.”
Ms Hausler said Rural Northwest board director Carolyn Morcom and wellbeing coordinator Katie Ramsdale led Yea staff on the tour.
Rural Northwest Health chief executive Kevin Mills said hosting Yea and including members in the board meeting was a fantastic opportunity for the organisations to learn from each other and draw on their key strengths for future community benefit.
“The growing uptake in cooperation among regional health services will lead to greater health outcomes for our respective communities,” he said.
“It was great to be able to share what we do and what we are trying to achieve at Rural Northwest Health, and it is always nice to receive positive feedback.”

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