Virtual Annual General Meeting


Appointment to SHDH Board of Directors

The Minister for Health, Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2021.

Safe and high quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Applicants for board directorships 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 members of the Community with relevant experience and qualifications to contribute to the strategic leadership of public health care delivery to the SHDH subregional community.

All applications will be considered however the board would welcome applicants with a background and expertise in the competency areas of:

  • Aboriginal Health & cultural safety
  • Clinical and/or healthcare systems
  • Legal and/or procurement.
  • Building design & development

Please refer to the Position Description via the link below for more details about the competencies needed.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.

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 at 5.00pm on Monday, 30th November, 2020.

Further information:

Please contact Roey Bice, Governance Assistant on (03) 5033 9251.


Acute Respiratory Assessment Clinic – COVID-19 Testing Information

28 High Street, Swan Hill

COVID-19 testing is FREE. You will not be charged to access a test.

Current opening hours :
Monday-Friday 10am-1pm



Please visit the below link to make an appointment:

Please note that you will need to access via Google Chrome or Safari and not Internet Explorer to make a booking.

Please contact our main reception on 03 5033 9300 for further information or if you have difficulties booking online.

You must stay home and self-isolate while waiting for your test results.

Urgent surgery patients that are asymptomatic cannot make an appointment through the above link and will have to contact our main reception on 03 5033 9300 to arrange.

Testing Criteria

If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 infection, however mild, you should seek advice and get tested. These include:
-Chills or sweats
-Sore throat
-Shortness of breath
-Runny nose
-Loss of sense of smell or taste

To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or use the online self-assessment tool (

For testing information visit:

If you have been waiting longer than 5 days for your test result please contact us on 5033 9300. A staff member will take your details to allow us to follow up. Test results are not able to be provided by phoning this number, a medical professional will contact you with your results.


Primary Health Medical Centre News

22nd May 2020

Welcome –Dr Sayeed Mohammed

Doctor Sayeed Mohammed joined the Swan Hill Primary Health Medical Centre (SHPHMC) this week as a General Practitioner. 

Passionate about primary care, Dr Mohammed is looking forward to serving the community in his new role.

A familiar face around town Dr Mohammed first moved to Swan Hill in 2015 and has worked at two other medical practices in the area.

Originally from a small town in South India Dr Mohammed said the Mallee feels just like home and he enjoys the work at a country practice.

Dr Mohammed completed his medical schooling in Ukraine, and also trained in emergency medicine, working in critical care for a year in India.

Dr Mohammed said his experience practicing in the Mallee has helped hone his skills as a GP.

He enjoys the broad spectrum of GP work, getting to know his patients and their different needs to tailor their medical care to each person. He also has a key interest in preventative care.


2020 Golf and Bowls Day result and photos

The 18th annual Swan Hill District Health Golf and Bowls Day held at the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club on Thursday 13th February raised approximately $12,000.  A total of 51 people registered for bowls and 84 for golf.

Funds raised on the day will support the purchase of two replacement treatment chairs for the Cancer Care Centre which will provide both the comfort and safety required.

The cost of each chair is approximately $10,000.

It is anticipated that the re-introduction of a visiting specialist cancer care team and the increased prevalence of cancer in the ageing community will result in more people choosing to be treated locally without the added stress of travelling for care.

Over the past 18 years this fundraising day has raised approximately $225,000, which has enabled the purchase of much needed medical equipment.

The major sponsors for the event included: ANZ Bank, Aspire Jewellery, Bendigo Radiology, Blue Sky, EML, Mildura Health Fund, Murray Downs Golf and Country Club, Murray Valley Technology Centre, Origin Energy, Swan Hill Wholesalers, TASCO Petroleum, Thomas Day Catering, Tripodi and Taverna Fruiters.

The winner of the BBQ raffle was Rob Merrett.

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.


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