Our Beginnings

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021. 

Grampians Health  brings together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

Why a new health service?

Our communities deserve safe, sustainable healthcare tailored to their changing workforce and community needs. There are urgent and pressing challenges that need to be addressed for the long term to ensure this is the case.

Consultation with communities

As part of the process to bring the four health services together, extensive consultation was undertaken with staff, stakeholders and their communities. Dialogue focused on the strategic environment of the health services, the opportunities and challenges faced, and potential options for healthcare in each region through expanded partnerships and closer ties.

More than 2,000 people participated in engagement activities conducted by the health services. Activities included submissions, surveys with staff and communities, leadership and staff workshops, online and in-person consultation sessions, stakeholder meetings, pop-up stands and phone calls with individual stakeholders.

Communication with local communities is ongoing. We are currently embarking on further dialogue with staff, key organisations and representative groups as we embark on an inclusive service planning process, defining a shared vision and future, while retaining local ownership and identity.

We encourage our communities to have their say, and we are currently undertaking community consultation to help shape the future of Grampians Health. Learn how to get involved with our current community consultation

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Engagement outcomes

Communications and engagement reports from the consultation that was undertaken in early 2021 can be found below: