Auxiliaries and Support Groups

Hospital auxiliaries and support committees provide an essential fundraising role at GV Health. They contribute financially in many ways including organising cake stalls, raffles, film nights and other special events.

GV Health appreciates the ongoing support given by its auxiliaries and support groups, which include:

GV Health Auxiliary

This auxiliary was founded more than 50 years ago; the inaugural President, Mrs Lorraine Riordan is still an active member.

The auxiliary meets monthly and organises events and fundraising activities to provide additional funds for GV Health to enhance patient services.

For more information on how to become involved with this GV Health Auxiliary, call President Heather Lloyd on 5826 9598.

GV Health Extended Care Auxiliary

This auxiliary was established by Mrs Joan Guymer when the GV Health aged care services were located at the old Base Hospital campus at Mooroopna. When the services moved to Shepparton in 1993, so did the auxiliary, which continues to raise funds for the Mary Coram Rehabilitation Unit and Grutzner House at the Shepparton campus.

New members are always welcome. For more information, contact President Rosemary Hemetsberger on 5821 5270 or email

Cosgrove/Dookie Hospital Auxiliary

This auxiliary was formed for women and men in these two communities to come together and support each other and the local hospital. This support has continued and, despite the declining numbers of families living in the area, a small but dedicated group of women continue to actively support the GV Health and aged care services.

For more information, please contact President Lyn McDonald on 5828 6328 or email

Tatura Hospital Auxiliary

This auxiliary has been supporting the Tatura Hospital and its community since 1946.They have raised thousands of dollars to enhance the patient care services provided at the hospital, and have been actively involved in the annual Tatura Hospital Appeal.

To find out more about the auxiliary and get involved, contact either the President Heather Donaldson on 5854 8326 or the Secretary Dorothy Smith on 5855 2380 or email

Waranga Hospital Auxiliary

The Hospital has benefited tremendously from the enthusiasm and commitment of this fundraising group capably lead by their Secretary Mrs Anne Anderson who can be contacted on 5856 1228 or email

GV Heartbeat Shepparton

This auxiliary meets monthly in the GV Health Graham Street campus dining room.

The Shepparton group was initially formed in1984 as a support group for patients who have experienced a cardiac episode.

More than 16 years later, the group has more than 50 active members who provide a supportive network and are renowned for fundraising success. Their support is particularly focused on the Intensive Care and Coronary Care Unit and the Emergency Department.

For more information or to get involved, contact President Ian Powell on mobile
0418 575 141 or email

GV Kidney Support Group

This support group was formed in response to a number of GV Health kidney patients and their carers seeking information and support.

The Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the GV Hotel at 12pm for lunch and a friendly chat.

For more information, contact Judy James on 0429691281 or Gary Lawson on 0400267355.


New members are always welcome. If you would like to become a member of an auxiliary or support group, please contact the person listed for the relevant auxiliary or support group.