Goulburn Valley Health Board Chair, Rebecca Woolstencroft said the key focus of the health service over the next five years is continuing to improve the safety and quality of GV Health’s services as well as the health and wellbeing of communities across the region at the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
“A key focus of the Board during the past 12 months has been the development of a new five-year strategic plan which provides an exciting direction for GV Health in coming years to ensure we continue to deliver high-quality care to achieve improved health and wellbeing across our region.
“The Plan sets out the challenges we need to address by providing a blueprint on how we will systematically tackle these challenges and also make the most out of the opportunities everyone across GV Health works so hard to create.”
Ms Woolstencroft also added that the health service will enhance its leadership capabilities, continue to build and inspire our talented workforce, while shaping modern and flexible learning and career development pathways.
GV Health Chief Executive, Matt Sharp said GV Health is driven by its strategic plan that puts people and their families who GV Health provide services for at the centre of everything we do.
“GV Health has a strong connection to our community and we are continuing to partner with a range of services outside GV Health. A large part of the Plan is dedicated to improving our culture now as well as into the future and has a clear link with what our purpose is.
Our Culture of Care is underpinned by the guiding principles of safety, continuous improvement and learning as well as being grounded in our values. We are also working hard to ensure people receive safe, high-quality care every time and we will improve from the current service we provide to the community to outstanding care, treatment and outcomes,” Mr Sharp said.
He added that another major focus for GV Health is working on the workforce plan to ensure we can continue to provide the Goulburn Valley community with the best possible health care as we expand our facilities and services.
Several GV Health staff was recognised at the AGM with the following awards:
- Podiatrist Toby Daff – Board Chair Award for Service Excellence.
- Volunteer Bernie Squires – Chief Executive Award for Living the Values.
- Intern Dr Sarah Marshall – CREATE. Outstanding. Award.
- Gardener Andrew Hawks – 2019 OH&S Representative of the Year
- GV CASA Counsellor Advocate Rhonda Pether – Community Advisory Committee Award for Patient-Centred Care.
- Consumer Experience Committee (LGBTI+ Inclusive training) – Community Advisory Committee Award for Consumer Participation in Quality Improvement.
- Day Procedure Unit and After Hours Hospital Manager Wendy Johnstone – CREATE. Outstanding. Nursing & Midwifery Award.
- The Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Greater Shepparton, Sam Birrell was the guest speaker who talked about growing greater Shepparton into the future.