At Gippsland Lakes Community Health we deliver an extensive range of accessible health services and health promotion activities to the people of East Gippsland. Our focus is on improving the health of individuals and the health of the community we live in.

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Sue Medson OAM

Chief Executive Officer

Our story

Gippsland Lakes Community Health has been based in East Gippsland since 1975, providing services throughout the region from our central locations and via our extensive network of partnerships. We changed our name from Lakes Entrance Community Health in 2005 to reflect our evolution into a major service provider across East Gippsland. Today we employ over 380 employees and 600 volunteers across five sites – Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Metung and Nowa Nowa. We provide quality health care services in the areas of home care, allied health, nursing, medical, counselling, and family, youth and children’s services. GLCH has a strong partnership with the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association, which operates from the same site in Jemmeson Street, Lakes Entrance.

Mission

Our mission is to develop and deliver quality health and wellbeing services to the people of East Gippsland. In achieving our mission we will:

  • Prioritise delivery of programs and services to those with greatest need
  • Serve and respond to diverse community needs within the scope of our professional practice
  • Work with other community service agencies to ensure integrated and coordinated services
  • Develop and maintain our reputation as an influential, action orientated, innovative and value based organisation
  • Be an employer of choice and a community services agency of choice
  • Ensure resources meet existing and emerging needs

Values

  • EQUITY | Providing equity of access to all community members.
  • QUALITY | Aiming for excellence in everything the organisation does.
  • INTEGRITY | Treating all people in an ethical manner.
  • RESPECT | Treating all people with dignity.
  • COLLABORATION | Working in partnership with other service providers and communities to achieve positive outcomes.
  • COMPASSION | Treating all people with compassion.