Photo: Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, GV Health Board Chair Rebecca Woolstencroft, Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum and GV Health Chief Executive Matt Sharp.
Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) welcomes the funding announcement by the Australian Government to invest in a Children and Young Person’s Service Hub in the Goulburn Valley.
The $4 million funding will be used to redevelop existing treatment and therapy areas and establish new purpose-built facilities at the Community Health@GV Health site in Corio Street Shepparton.
GV Health’s Chief Executive Matt Sharp said the expansion of the Community Health@GV Health site will enable the relocation of primary care services from the GV Health site at Graham Street consisting of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) services and related ambulatory paediatric services. In addition, the headspace service will also be relocated from High Street.
GV Health’s existing, paediatric community health services, Early Childhood Intervention Services and Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service already at Corio Street will be integrated with the paediatric services from Graham Street once the works are completed.
“This redevelopment will enable GV Health to provide consolidated care for children and young people through a Children & Young Person’s Hub allowing health professionals and a range of services to be co-located,” Mr Sharp said.
“As a result, this will provide seamless access to services for children and their families through an integrated service delivery centre.
“Having this service together in one space in the middle of the Shepparton CBD allows us to deliver quality care which will lead to better health outcomes and improved health outcomes in our community.”
GV Health’s Executive Director Community Care & Mental Health, Joshua Freeman said ensuring children and young people have access to cohesive care and early intervention is paramount to successful outcomes for the region’s children and young people.
“This redevelopment will ensure we have a connected hub that can deal with mental health, developmental concerns and paediatric, community and rehabilitation services,” Mr Freeman said.