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Mildura and Northern Mallee Regional Service Plan

The Victorian Government completed a Regional Service Plan for Mildura and the Northern Mallee, to understand current health services and shape services for the future.

The local community helped shape the future of their healthcare services through the Mildura and the Northern Mallee Regional Service Plan survey.

A community consultative committee was also established to reflect a broad range of views and perspectives. The Department of Health engaged extensively with local healthcare providers, to gain a broader understanding of how services are delivered in the region.

Separately to the Regional Service Plan, the Mildura Base Hospital returned to public sector management on 15 September 2020. For more information please visit the Mildura Base Hospital Transition page on the Health.vic.gov.au website.

$1 MILLION
$1 MILLION

SERVICE PLANNING INVESTMENT

LOCALS
LOCALS

HELPED INFORM FUTURE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

FORMED
FORMED

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

COMPLETED
COMPLETED

REGIONAL SERVICES PLAN ONLINE SURVEY

The Victorian Government invested $1 million to undertake a regional service plan. The plan informed how health services in Mildura and Northern Mallee are best positioned to deliver health, mental health and aged care services.

Following significant community engagement, a Mildura and Northern Mallee Regional Service Plan report was developed by the Department of Health in 2021.

For further information visit the Mildura and Northern Mallee regional health service plan page on the Department of Health website.

The Mildura and Northern Mallee Regional Service Plan aimed to deliver the following benefits:

Healthcare services shaped for, and by, the community

The Mildura and Northern Mallee community helped shape the future of local healthcare services through the Regional Service Plan survey and via the community consultative committee.

The local knowledge and community connections represented via the committee formed a valued and important part of the regional service planning process.

The committee supported ongoing communication with the community on the regional service planning process. They helped by sharing information and identified concerns and priorities.

The community consultative committee was established to facilitate community involvement in the regional service planning process.  

The consultative committee included:

  • foundation members from key organisations such as local council, health service providers and Aboriginal Health Organisations
  • community members selected through an independent expression of interest process as well as a limited number of invited community members invited by the chair.

The committee was chaired by: Member for Mildura Ali Cupper.

Committee members included:

  • Tony Alessi
  • Barb Kelly
  • Charles Albanese
  • David Hall
  • Dylan Brook
  • Hannah Hayes
  • Joanne Rodda
  • Nicole McLeod
  • Paul O’Neill
  • Rebecca Hynam
  • Sheryldine Wilson
  • Jessie Lu
  • Darren Perry
  • Sandra Stewart
  • Sarah Philpott. 

Mildura Rural Council was represented as a foundation member.

Learn more about the role of community consultative committees.

More than 470 people from the Mildura and Northern Mallee region completed the Regional Service Plan survey between May and July 2020.

Respondents shared with us what is working, and what isn’t, when it came to health services in the region.

They told us:

  • how they rated their health and the health of their family
  • how they currently use health services in the region
  • the challenges they face when accessing the services
  • improvements they feel are needed for the future.

The survey results were incorporated into the broader Mildura and Northern Mallee Regional Service Plan report developed by the Department of Health.

Read the engagement report.

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Last updated: 01 December 2021