29.11.22

The contractor has commenced pre-demolition works on the old nurses home building, the excavator is onsite and has began the demolition of the old cafeteria and the external of the nurses home, the roof to the nurses home is due to be removed later this week.


Underground powerline works are on track to be completed by 14th December 2022

17.11.22

Works have started in McCrae Street with fencing barriers erected but we would like to confirm that  our Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) located next door is still OPEN and continues to operate as normal.
We recommend you allow an extra 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to find a car park as parking is currently reduced along McCrae Street. Where possible you are still able to utilise the drop off and and pick up bay directly in front of the CRC building.

We understand that these ongoing works can be an inconvenience, but you can be assured that we are still here and our wonderful team are ready to continue to provide the high standard of care that our community is used to

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team on 03 5033 9321.

10.10.22

Health Promotion, Breastfeeding Support, Women’s Health, Dietetics, Diabetes Education, Refugee Health, Sexual Health and Cancer Care services have relocated to 125 Campbell Street for a few years so the old nurses home can be demolished.

In line with the relocation Health Promotion affiliated services will have a name change to “Community Health”

12.09.22

7 new car parking spots available to the public!

From today, Monday 12th September, 7 carparks (including 1 disabled access) are available for public parking in the staff carpark at the back of the Hospital. A 1 hour time limit applies to these parks.

We hope that this provides easier access for the community to our services within the immediate area.

Stay tuned for further updates to be provided on the SHDH Facebook page and via media release.

15.08.22

As many of you would be aware, the Old Nurses Home (60 McCrae Street) is due to be demolished in October. To celebrate the history of the building and acknowledge the many and wonderful staff that resided there over 44 years. SHDH will be hosting the “Old Nurses Home Celebration Event– The End of an Era” on Wednesday 28th September and you’re invited!!

Afternoon tea will be provided along with a brief history of the nursing home, a ED Redevelopment Project update and the opportunity to meet and chat with our Board of Directors. Stories will be told and memorabilia shared to ensure the nurses home receives the farewell it deserves and we look forward to seeing you there!

No need to RVSP- just turn up on the day!

05.08.22

Early works are expected to get underway this month that will be completed by AW Nicholson.

The initial steps will involve demolition and construction of a temporary pathology lab and cafeteria allowing for the main construction works to begin.  

The main construction works expected to get underway in early 2023 will replace the old emergency department and add a four-bed short-stay unit as well as mental health patient care and treatment rooms to support people who may need to isolate.

The project is on track to be completed in 2025 and will create nearly 150 jobs during its peak.

The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with the Federal Government, who are contributing $30 million towards the redevelopment.

https://architectureau.com/articles/designs-released-for-victorian-hospital-revamp/#

08.07.22

SHDH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT BUILDING RENDER DESIGNS RELEASED

We are extremely excited to share with our community, the much anticipated render designs for the SHDH Emergency Department Redevelopment!

This week, the Minister for Health, The Hon Mary-Anne Thomas released the render designs for the $48.7 million project, which will more than double the number of existing treatment spaces set in a new modern building, an innovative step in the right direction for Swan Hill District Health and the community we serve.

The designs reveal a first look at the new Emergency Department and associated clinical spaces which will create a welcoming atmosphere for patients and their families and will provide a new efficient working space for our staff. These designs have been developed and represented by SHDH Staff User Groups in conjunction with the project Consultant Team.

“We are delighted with the render designs that have been presented. They are the culmination of a lot of dedicated people working together to design the best possible space within the area we have been afforded.” said Chloe Keogh, Acting CEO at Swan Hill District Health, “We are so excited to have reached this stage of the project and look forward to working with our staff and the community on providing a new state of the art Emergency Department for our region and beyond.”

6.05.22

The Emergency Department project has now moved into the Detailed Design phase of the project, which has seen the establishment of key user groups specific to Emergency, Community Health, Occupational Therapy and HARP, Pathology (Austin), Front of House, Security and Café. Key staff representation through all sessions to date has been solid and well represented.

The Detailed Design Phase has an allocation of four (4) workshops for each user group identified. Each workshop is followed up with an Executive group session providing a summary of each workshop and key areas for discussion and decision. Our final Detailed Design Workshop was held last week, following this final week of workshops the consultant team anticipates agreement and sign off of this phase of the project from Swan Hill District Health.

We will then commence with some early works so as to decommission the existing building (old Nurses home) in preparation for the construction phase. Our Early works package includes temporary fit out for Pathology, Café and Community Health staff and their relocation to off site locations for the duration of the project. The project team is currently working on the Construction phasing so as to ensure that while our build is in progress services on site are minimally interrupted.

10.6.21

The new $48.7 Million SHDH Emergency Department development project has officially commenced.

SHDH has held its first meeting for the new Emergency Department development with the Victorian Health Building Authority, the Department of Health and the appointed project consultancy team to officially commence this exciting $48.7 Million project.

The  new Emergency Department development  will include:

  • 15 treatment rooms plus a 4 bed Short Stay Unit
  • A small extension to Radiology
  • A new  entry into the Hospital  with a reception area
  • New  larger waiting areas
  • A new Café
  • Staff office and meeting areas

The project consultants appointed to support this development are:

  • Silver Thomas Hanley- Architects
  • Aurecon – Project Manager
  • Lehr Consultants International (Engineering Services)
  • Slattery (Quantity Surveyor)
  • Philip Chun Building Code Consultants (Relevant Building Surveyor)

The draft Project Program is summarised as follows:

  • Project feasibility & schematic design                                June 2021 to December 2021
  • Design development and contract documentation           January 2022 to July 2022
  • Early building works  to prepare site                                 January 2022 to June 2022
  • Major building works                                                        November 2022 to June 2024

Our Consultancy Team and the SHDH Project Team will be gaining both staff and community input into the project by way of specific User and Working groups through the design and development phase.

The flow chart below provides an overview of how this project will be managed.

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29.11.22

The contractor has commenced pre-demolition works on the old nurses home building, the excavator is onsite and has began the demolition of the old cafeteria and the external of the nurses home, the roof to the nurses home is due to be removed later this week.


Underground powerline works are on track to be completed by 14th December 2022

17.11.22

Works have started in McCrae Street with fencing barriers erected but we would like to confirm that  our Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) located next door is still OPEN and continues to operate as normal.
We recommend you allow an extra 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment to find a car park as parking is currently reduced along McCrae Street. Where possible you are still able to utilise the drop off and and pick up bay directly in front of the CRC building.

We understand that these ongoing works can be an inconvenience, but you can be assured that we are still here and our wonderful team are ready to continue to provide the high standard of care that our community is used to

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the team on 03 5033 9321.

10.10.22

Health Promotion, Breastfeeding Support, Women’s Health, Dietetics, Diabetes Education, Refugee Health, Sexual Health and Cancer Care services have relocated to 125 Campbell Street for a few years so the old nurses home can be demolished.

In line with the relocation Health Promotion affiliated services will have a name change to “Community Health”

12.09.22

7 new car parking spots available to the public!

From today, Monday 12th September, 7 carparks (including 1 disabled access) are available for public parking in the staff carpark at the back of the Hospital. A 1 hour time limit applies to these parks.

We hope that this provides easier access for the community to our services within the immediate area.

Stay tuned for further updates to be provided on the SHDH Facebook page and via media release.

15.08.22

As many of you would be aware, the Old Nurses Home (60 McCrae Street) is due to be demolished in October. To celebrate the history of the building and acknowledge the many and wonderful staff that resided there over 44 years. SHDH will be hosting the “Old Nurses Home Celebration Event– The End of an Era” on Wednesday 28th September and you’re invited!!

Afternoon tea will be provided along with a brief history of the nursing home, a ED Redevelopment Project update and the opportunity to meet and chat with our Board of Directors. Stories will be told and memorabilia shared to ensure the nurses home receives the farewell it deserves and we look forward to seeing you there!

No need to RVSP- just turn up on the day!

05.08.22

Early works are expected to get underway this month that will be completed by AW Nicholson.

The initial steps will involve demolition and construction of a temporary pathology lab and cafeteria allowing for the main construction works to begin.  

The main construction works expected to get underway in early 2023 will replace the old emergency department and add a four-bed short-stay unit as well as mental health patient care and treatment rooms to support people who may need to isolate.

The project is on track to be completed in 2025 and will create nearly 150 jobs during its peak.

The project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) in partnership with the Federal Government, who are contributing $30 million towards the redevelopment.

https://architectureau.com/articles/designs-released-for-victorian-hospital-revamp/#

08.07.22

SHDH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT BUILDING RENDER DESIGNS RELEASED

We are extremely excited to share with our community, the much anticipated render designs for the SHDH Emergency Department Redevelopment!

This week, the Minister for Health, The Hon Mary-Anne Thomas released the render designs for the $48.7 million project, which will more than double the number of existing treatment spaces set in a new modern building, an innovative step in the right direction for Swan Hill District Health and the community we serve.

The designs reveal a first look at the new Emergency Department and associated clinical spaces which will create a welcoming atmosphere for patients and their families and will provide a new efficient working space for our staff. These designs have been developed and represented by SHDH Staff User Groups in conjunction with the project Consultant Team.

“We are delighted with the render designs that have been presented. They are the culmination of a lot of dedicated people working together to design the best possible space within the area we have been afforded.” said Chloe Keogh, Acting CEO at Swan Hill District Health, “We are so excited to have reached this stage of the project and look forward to working with our staff and the community on providing a new state of the art Emergency Department for our region and beyond.”

6.05.22

The Emergency Department project has now moved into the Detailed Design phase of the project, which has seen the establishment of key user groups specific to Emergency, Community Health, Occupational Therapy and HARP, Pathology (Austin), Front of House, Security and Café. Key staff representation through all sessions to date has been solid and well represented.

The Detailed Design Phase has an allocation of four (4) workshops for each user group identified. Each workshop is followed up with an Executive group session providing a summary of each workshop and key areas for discussion and decision. Our final Detailed Design Workshop was held last week, following this final week of workshops the consultant team anticipates agreement and sign off of this phase of the project from Swan Hill District Health.

We will then commence with some early works so as to decommission the existing building (old Nurses home) in preparation for the construction phase. Our Early works package includes temporary fit out for Pathology, Café and Community Health staff and their relocation to off site locations for the duration of the project. The project team is currently working on the Construction phasing so as to ensure that while our build is in progress services on site are minimally interrupted.

10.6.21

The new $48.7 Million SHDH Emergency Department development project has officially commenced.

SHDH has held its first meeting for the new Emergency Department development with the Victorian Health Building Authority, the Department of Health and the appointed project consultancy team to officially commence this exciting $48.7 Million project.

The  new Emergency Department development  will include:

  • 15 treatment rooms plus a 4 bed Short Stay Unit
  • A small extension to Radiology
  • A new  entry into the Hospital  with a reception area
  • New  larger waiting areas
  • A new Café
  • Staff office and meeting areas

The project consultants appointed to support this development are:

  • Silver Thomas Hanley- Architects
  • Aurecon – Project Manager
  • Lehr Consultants International (Engineering Services)
  • Slattery (Quantity Surveyor)
  • Philip Chun Building Code Consultants (Relevant Building Surveyor)

The draft Project Program is summarised as follows:

  • Project feasibility & schematic design                                June 2021 to December 2021
  • Design development and contract documentation           January 2022 to July 2022
  • Early building works  to prepare site                                 January 2022 to June 2022
  • Major building works                                                        November 2022 to June 2024

Our Consultancy Team and the SHDH Project Team will be gaining both staff and community input into the project by way of specific User and Working groups through the design and development phase.

The flow chart below provides an overview of how this project will be managed.

NAIDOC week brings an opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. At SHDH we are absolute in our determination to improve the health and well-being of the First Nations community we serve. In doing so, we are committed to providing a welcoming and culturally inclusive environment for the local community across our entire health service. In line with this years theme, we pledge to Get Up, Stand Up and Show Up for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across all generations and we hope you can join us in doing the same… #NaidocWeek2022

The Victorian Department of Health has launched its free, online learning package covering the basic principles of infection prevention and control – IPC eLearning.

IPC eLearning contains content for non-clinical workers across all sectors and has been designed based on our team’s IPC response, education and advice provided during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for vulnerable people and groups. It was developed in partnership with VICNISS, one of Australia’s leading organisations responsible for conducting infection surveillance, prevention and control in acute and aged care.

IPC eLearning includes six short modules – chain of infection, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning, waste and working in an outbreak.

If you interested in completing this training, visit https://www.vicniss.org.au/resources/ipc-elearning-modules/ to access IPC eLearning. The IPC eLearning web page is open access with no log in required and can be viewed on any device.

Modules can be used to supplement existing training, with completion certificates available for each module. Summary sheets are also available to download or print with each module.

Resources:

SHDH no longer provides COVID Testing and Vaccination services.

We encourage our community to continue using Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT’s) for testing purposes. If a PCR is required for Pre-Surgery, the community can continue to have their PCR through Clinical Labs on McCrae Street for free. If a PCR is required for Travel purposes, community can head online to clinicallabs.com.au to book and pay for a test.

Our community is reminded to report positive RAT test’s through: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report

COVID vaccinations continue to be available through local pharmacies and GP Clinics. Contact them for further information

We are currently seeking interest from community members to be involved in our Governance Board Sub-Committees.

By participating in a committee you can help us continually improve the way we deliver care and be involved in decisions that can have a positive impact across our region.

We are currently seeking consumer representatives for our:
• Corporate Governance Sub-Committee
• Clinical Governance Sub-Committee

The Corporate Governance Sub-Committee meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday and its role is to monitor and
oversee the Health Service’s financial performance and financial reporting processes including the annual financial
statements, financial snapshot, risk management practices and internal auditing.

The Clinical Governance Sub-Committee meets bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday (alternative months to the Corporate Governance) and its role is to monitor and oversee the quality of care and services and reduce clinical risk by means of specific recommendations to the Board and to review, monitor and oversee the Clinical Governance Framework and various quality and related activities.

• Out-of-pocket expenses for items such as travel and child care will be reimbursed.
• Meetings can be attended virtually through a secure video conferencing platform.
• Meeting duration is no longer than 1.5 hours.
• A comprehensive orientation and introduction into the public health care system and ongoing support will be
provided.

If you are interested in helping us achieve connected care and best experience please express your interest in joining one of these committees, along with any relevant qualifications, to the Chief Executive Officer, Peter Abraham, by email to ceo.office@shdh.org.au. For more information you can also call 5033 9317.

A free community session is being hosted by Ian Braeur, President of the Lion’s Club at Nyah West

Date – Wednesday 23 June 2021

Time – 1.30-3.30pm

Venue – Nyah Community Hall

Free afternoon tea will be provided by representatives from the local CWA and neighbouring Tytynder CWA

To register call Ian on 0448151514

Swan Hill District Health Board Chair, Andrew Gilchrist has officially launched the Swan Hill District Health Strategic Plan 2021-2024 on behalf of the Board of Directors.

The new plan is titled ‘Leading with Purpose’ and has four key overarching strategies:

1. Delivering services that make a positive difference

2. Building a leading culture

3. Working together for improved performance

4. Creating environments for individuals to thrive

The Board of Directors, Executive team and staff at SHDH strongly believe that  Leading With Purpose Strategic Plan 2021-2024 will produce a range of benefits to our those who seek care from us and their families, staff, partners and community.

According to Mr Gilchrist, the next three years of this plan will see SHDH stepping up its role as a community and regional health service leader to enable better health experiences and outcomes for the community.

SHDH will continue to advocate for improved infrastructure and facilities, to upgrade and redevelop our buildings and infrastructure to ensure better access to safe, quality health care now and well into the future.

The Board of Directors are excited by the possibilities that lay ahead as they embark on this ambitious plan.