Media Releases

Media Releases

Media Releases

Current Vacancies

Swan Hill District Health - Monday, December 11, 2017

Occupational Therapist - Grade 2Physiotherapist - Grade 2SMO/GP Proceduralist for ED, Anaesthetics and GP Clinic work, VR General Practitioner

See employment page for further details.

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.



Volunteer Information

Swan Hill District Health - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Leaders of Health Volunteer Engagement Network 2017 Poster

Mental Health First Aid Training Course

Swan Hill District Health - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Counselling Department will be running a Standard Mental Health First Aid Training Course on October 18th & 19th, 2017.

Venue: Swan Hill District Health Education Centre – 62 McCrae Street

Times: 9am – 4pm each day

Cost: $120 – this includes morning and afternoon tea and the Fourth Edition Manual

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED – Lunch Break 12 – 1pm

Numbers are limited to 15

RSVP – 11/10/17

More information and Registration Form attached.


Eat.Move.Smile. Community News Sept 2017

Swan Hill District Health - Friday, September 01, 2017

Read our latest Health Promotion newsletter here

Health Promotion Report 2013-2017

Swan Hill District Health - Friday, September 01, 2017

Read all about our achievements over the past four years in our Health Promotion Report 2013-2017, see here.

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