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Current Vacancies

Swan Hill District Health - Friday, April 20, 2018

Mental Health NurseRegistered Nurse - Acute, Registered Nurse - Acute (Rotating), ANUM - MidwiferyRegistered Midwife, Registered Nurse - Aged Care (Logan Lodge)SMO/GP Proceduralist , VR General Practitioner

See employment page for further details.

2018 Golf & Bowls Day Results

Swan Hill District Health - Tuesday, February 27, 2018


The annual Swan Hill District Health Golf and Bowls Day held at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club on Thursday 22nd February raised approximately $14,000. A total of 66 people registered for bowls and 98 for golf.
Funds raised will purchase new equipment and furniture for the Acute Ward.
Over the past 16 years this fundraising day has raised approximately $188,000, which has enabled the purchase of much needed medical equipment and items to ensure a more comfortable hospital stay for the community.

The major sponsors for the event included: ACE Radio Broadcasters, ANZ Bank, Bank Australia, Bendigo Bank, Bendigo Radiology, DWP, EML, Hovendens Plaster, MUN Global, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club, Murray Downs Resort, Murray Valley Technology Centre, Origin Energy, NAB, Swan Hill Wholesalers, Thomas Day Catering, Tripodi and Taverna Fruiters.

The winner of the BBQ raffle was Courtney McAlister.

Winners of the golf were Andrew Peterson, Wayne Cook, Lindsay Watts, Matthew Loats.

Winners of the bowls were Greg Whitla, Graeme Steel, Greg Robertson

Swan Hill District Health would like to thank all their sponsors, volunteers and Murray Downs Golf and Country Club for making this day once again a successful fundraising event.

More photos can be viewed on Community News Jan 2018

Swan Hill District Health - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Check out our latest Community News edition by clicking here. We have some exciting new events happening and lots of tips for kicking off 2018 on the right foot! 

Heat Alert

Swan Hill District Health - Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Heat Alert

The Department of Health and Human services have issued a heat health alert status for the Mallee area.

The department has identified temperature thresholds for Victoria above which heat-related illness and mortality increases substantially.

Bureau of Meteorology  forecast 

Thu 25th Jan  Fri 26th Jan   Sat 27th Jan Sun 28th Jan
Mallee Near threshold Above threshold Above threshold Above threshold

Recognising heat-related illness

Heat can cause illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion which can lead to the life-threatening condition, heatstroke. Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases.

Heat can also worsen the condition of someone who already has a medical issue such as heart disease or diabetes. Most reported illness and death is due to the effect of heat on those who are already ill.

If you or someone you know is unwell call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 for 24-hour health advice or see your doctor.

In an emergency, call 000. 


More information

Victorian seven-day forecasts - Bureau of Meteorology
Power outage guide - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Live public transport updates - Public Transport Victoria
Survive the heat - Better Health Channel
Better Health Channel smartphone app
Caring for animals in hot conditions - Agriculture Victoria
Other resources on health.vic


SHDH Community Information Brochure re: Health Services Plan

Swan Hill District Health - Friday, December 15, 2017

Yesterday the SHDH Community Information Brochure was released. 

Copies that contains information from our Health Services Plan have been distributed throughout the health service, local GP Clinics, Pharmacies , health agencies, Information Centre, local Council offices and Ladies Auxiliary Op Shop.



Eat.Move.Smile. Community News Nov 2017

Swan Hill District Health - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Read our last edition of Eat.Move.Smile. Community News for 2017, see here.

Mums-we want to hear from you!

Swan Hill District Health - Monday, November 27, 2017

We are conducting a consultation with mums on the topic of breastfeeding support in our area. All opinions and perspectives are really important to us regardless of your breastfeeding experience. Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey which you can access here: Breastfeeding Survey

Board of Directors

Swan Hill District Health - Monday, October 09, 2017

Appointment to Swan Hill District Health

The Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions at Swan Hill District Health with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2018.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring every Victorian receives safe and high quality healthcare. Applicants must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced persons to contribute and provide high level advice on the delivery of public health care to the Victorian community.

The Victorian Government has also committed to ensuring government boards and committees broadly mirror the diversity present in Victoria's communities. This includes appropriate representation of women, regional Victorians, Aboriginal people, young Victorians, Victoria’s culturally diverse community, the LGBTI community and Victorians living with a disability.

How to apply:

All applications will be received online by the Department of Health and Human Services, Loddon Mallee Region by visiting

Applications close on Monday, 6th November, 2017 @ 5.00pm. 

Further information:

Please contact E.C. (Ted) Rayment, CEO or Mrs. Roey Bice, Executive Assistant on (03) 50339221.


Workforce Strategies

Swan Hill District Health - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Swan Hill District Health 2016-2019 Strategic Plan includes: To “Develop our workforce to ensure safe and sustainable health services”.

To address the Strategic Plan, Swan Hill District Health has implemented the following strategies to sustain our health services by:

  • Creating a Medical Services Division
  • Establishing a Primary Health Medical Centre (Medical Clinic) to attract and train our required medical staff for hospital cover.
  • Partnership with Monash University as a training facility for Fourth year medical students
  • Partnering with Bendigo Health and Echuca Regional Health to improve GP physician and GP proceduralist training opportunities in the Loddon Mallee region
  • Established Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) Postgraduate GP Registrar Training Program through the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • Contracting visiting doctors for Emergency Department, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia to fill in gaps due to Medical Professional shortages

There are increased medical costs for a number of years while our investment in strengthening our capacity to train future medical staff takes effect. Patient safety and access to local services is our priority and we will work with other health services to meet this challenge.

Monash Medical Students pictured with Dr Ernan Hession


New Beds

Swan Hill District Health - Friday, September 22, 2017

Four new beds for the Acute Ward have arrived thanks to the proceeds from this year’s SHDH Golf and Bowls Day that was held on the 4th May at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club (MDGCC).

The new beds and mattresses were purchased to improve patient comfort and assist with staff Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Murray Downs Golf and Country Club contributed a $4,000 allocation towards the new beds and acess to their facilities for the SHDH Golf and Bowls Day, which was greatly appreciated.

Next year’s Golf and Bowls day will be held on the 22nd February 2018.

Pictured: Ted Rayment (CEO SHDH), Gary Slater (Secretary MDGCC), Bill Gurnett (President MDGCC) and James Jewell.



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