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WE’RE LOOKING FOR AN ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS YOUTH OUTREACH / CARE AND RECOVERY WORKER TO JOIN TEAM GLCH! Is this you, or someone you know? Visit tinyurl.com/y773ee4q for further information about this position; and please share this post with your networks #jointeamGLCH #localemployerofchoice #since1975 ... See MoreSee Less

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WE'RE CALLING ON YOU TO STAND WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH! Embedded in local communities, community health services have a unique understanding of the people they serve, informing their ability to develop localised responses to social and health issues.

This sector is unique in Australia dating back to the establishment of community health in the late 1970s, and provides an incredibly valuable community platform, however, it is one that has not received significant attention.

Opportunities to leverage the capacity and skilled workforce of community health for the benefit of the entire Victorian health system have not been taken, and the platform is gradually being weakened by enforced competition and funding cuts.

In the lead up to the Victorian election, the Victorian Healthcare Association, together with the state's 29 community health services, is calling on the next government to better leverage and support community health services to meet the needs of our clients and communities.

We hope you will support us as we work to ensure that community health services can continue to not only meet the needs of our growing communities but play an even greater role in supporting our broader health system.

Make your voice heard, stand with community health, speak to your local MP. Head over to the campaign website now and take the pledge to #standwithcommunityhealth www.standwithcommunityhealth.org.au/pledge/
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HAPPENING TOMORROW IN BAIRNSDALE & LAKES ENTRANCE | Gippsland Lakes Community Health wishes to advise that due to a major computer, phone and security upgrade, our normal operating hours at our Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance sites will be affected from TOMORROW, Friday 17 August to Monday 20 August.

Please note the following closures:

Our BAIRNSDALE site will be CLOSED from 12.30pm TOMORROW (Friday 17 August), reopening at 8.30am on Monday 20 August.

Our LAKES ENTRANCE site will be CLOSED from 6.30pm TOMORROW (Friday 17 August), reopening at 8.00am on Monday 20 August.

Please note that this will affect communication and ALL weekend clinic based services. If you require emergency care, please call 000 or attend your closest accident and emergency service.

Clients with scheduled home based services will not be affected and will be advised of any alternative communication arrangements over this period by the relevant provider.

Anyone requiring family violence or Child FIRST support can call 5152 0013.

We apologise for any inconvenience.
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WELCOME BACK TO HUMP DAY HISTORY PART VI: This week we revisit the highlights from 2000 to 2004 where our growth is strong, we discover email, farewell another CEO, and our youth team have the most enviable jobs in the organisation...

More space is needed in Bairnsdale so in 2001 we grab more office space in Riviera Plaza to house our welfare services.

Margot Kerby is farewelled from the Board of Management and recognised for 26 years as an outstanding member (since our inception)

Aged and allied staff and clients are enjoying their new purpose built facilities including a spacious new room for Day Centre, gym facilities and treatment rooms.

Our youth team got young people outdoors with horse riding, snow trips, surfing lessons and caving; and involved in youth groups and committees that supported some amazing events such as the ‘Push On’ Tour, Battle of the Bands and other FReeZa events.

Computerised appointments are introduced to the clinic in 2000 and Business Support highlighted the increased use of email as a communication tool (who would have thought…?)

The Board endorsed principles for working with Aboriginal communities developed by the Primary Care Partnerships Koori Health Promotion Working Group with reps from LTAT, Moogji and the Lakes Entrance Gunaikurnai Elders as a demonstration of our commitment to a working partnership.

A small group of young East Gippslanders were lucky to be involved in our skateboard manufacturing project called ‘Gippsk8’. This project is later transferred to East Gippsland TAFE in 2003 after 12 months under our auspice and leadership.

In March 2003 we launched the new Family Innovations Program that aimed to reduce notifications and re-notifications to Child Protection.

We worked with the East Gippsland Shire Council on a Disaster Recovery Plan in February 2003 after bush fires ravaged our local area.

After 12 years of leadership, Judy Clark resigns as Chief Executive early 2004. Bruce Hurley (ex CEO from Darebin Community Health In Melbourne) replaces Judy a couple of months later.

Our health promotion team get local Aboriginal communities into the ’swim’ of things with the Bubs Swim Program, Family Swim Programs, Life Guard Training, and Surf School. Other services and programs provided include an Elders Group, Study Circle and Gym Groups.

In the early noughties our budget was sitting around the $2 mil, we had over 220 staff and in excess of 160, 000 client contacts per annum. Come back next week when we really start to change things up, take some adventures in real estate and take a lead role in health promotion #humpdayhistory #thenoughties #yourhealthourcomitment #since1975
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