Beaufort and Skipton Health Service has long held the belief that community partnerships ensure that the health service remains a strong vibrant organisation. To improve the health outcomes of our community takes a lot of work and we can’t do it on our own. The ability to partner effectively with individuals and other organisations is absolutely essential to build a healthy community. Strong partnerships build stronger communities and allows for the sharing of expertise, skills and resources.
The following are examples of just a few of our important partnerships.
Opportunity Shops in Beaufort and Skipton
We enjoy a relationship with the Op Shops who provide tremendous community support. They all work very long hours selling pre loved goods and providing tourist advice on occasions!
Murray to Moyne
The Beaufort and Skipton Health Service bike relay team has been rides every year in the Murray to Moyne event. During this period it has raised significant amounts of money for the health service. In 2017, the funds raised were used to refurbish the Urgent Care Centre in Beaufort.
The Murray to Moyne is a team relay event where work mates, friends and family train together to complete the 520 km from Echuca to Port Fairy, raising funds for Hospitals and Health Services throughout Victoria
Beaufort and Skipton District Pre-schools and Schools
The health service has enjoyed a long relationship with our local pre-schools and schools. Children regularly visit residents where they sing and entertain everyone.
During the year older students have completed a number of interesting activities with the residents e.g. memory books and making corsages for Melbourne Cup Day.
Primary Care Partnerships
Primary Care Partnerships are made up of a diverse range of organisations and Beaufort and Skipton Health Service is an active member. The role of the partnership is to build sustainability across the region to ensure communities and individuals have access to” joined up” care.
The health service is involved in working groups that focus on diabetes, preventing obesity and encouraging physical activity.