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GV Health launches new three-year Strategic Plan


GV Health has launched the GV Health Strategic Plan 2024-2026, a three-year plan to grow the health service as a beacon of healthcare excellence for the community and for the wider region.


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Visit from The Hon. Ingrid Stitt, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Ageing, and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

Today, we had a visit from The Hon. Ingrid Stitt, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Ageing, and Minister for Multicultural Affairs. Ms Stitt interacted with staff in Grutzner House, complimented their work and ability to deliver a high quality of care. Ms Stitt also congratulated staff on the lovely atmosphere of Grutzner House. Accompanying

Tatura Bowls Club raises $3500 for GV Health

The Tatura Bowls Club recently hosted its annual Tatura Hospital Day competition, raising $3500 in support of Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility. The event drew a crowd of enthusiastic participants, all eager to showcase their skills on the green while contributing to a worthy cause. Co-organiser of the event and Tatura Bowls Club

$10 Million Funding for Accomodation at GV Health

GV Health and the Victorian Government today announced $10 million in new grant funding to support the delivery of 18 new apartments for staff accommodation. The accommodation will be at GV Health’s main campus in Shepparton, funded by the Victorian Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. We welcomed Minister for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas MP on-site at

Damon Velakoulis of GV Health Nominated for Herald Sun’s Best Regional Dentist Award!

Congratulations to GV Health Dentist, Damon Velakoulis, who has been nominated for Herald Sun’s Best Regional Dentist Competition! Damon began his student placement at GV Health, after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctor of Dental Surgery at Melbourne University. Now, Damon is employed as a full-time dentist at GV Health. “Working at

GV Health Celebrates Harmony Week

GV Health Celebrates Harmony Week! We offer diverse services to accommodate various cultures, religions and languages, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all patients and visitors. Click here for examples of some of the services that GV Health offers, including language services, safe spaces and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and families. Pictured

Welcome 2024 GAP Year Trainees

Starting an exciting journey, we are happy to welcome a new cohort of GAP Year Trainees for 2024. The 10 enthusiastic students are here to bring their energy and enthusiasm to different areas of our Nursing and Allied Health departments. GV Health Chief People Officer Karen Linford said she looked forward to seeing the trainees

International Women’s Day at GV Health

Friday 8 March was International Women’s Day (IWD). At GV Health we celebrated by sharing purple cupcakes, decorating our IWD selfie wall and reflecting on how we are supportive of women’s different needs. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘Inspire Inclusion.’ When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we

Leaping For Joy

In an unexpected turn of events, Goulburn Valley Health celebrated the arrival of five precious babies on February 29, a day that graces our calendars only once every four years. Given that GV Health typically welcomes an average of three newborns per day, this leap year brought abundant joy. “It was a very busy day

GV Health launches new GV Doctors initiative

On Thursday 14 March, GV Health launched ‘GV Doctors’ – a new community for all doctors across the Goulburn Valley, supported by GV Health. By uniting medical professionals across the Goulburn Valley, the new initiative aims to enhance medical leadership development, supervision and support for medical staff in the region. ‘GV Doctors’ is spearheaded by

A Green Thumb and A Golden Heart

At the heart of GV Health’s volunteer program is Pablo Gonzales — the dedicated gardener, a true friend, and a compassionate healer. With a passion for the earth and a strong sense of community spirit, the Colombian native demonstrates what it means to be a volunteer. “I started volunteering 20 years ago in Western Australia

Ripples of Joy: GV Health introduces water births for enhanced maternity experience

Madi Whyte and Marrick Tucker were thrilled to celebrate the arrival of their daughter, Elodie Tucker, on January 26, 2024 at Goulburn Valley Health, embracing the calming environment of the hospital’s new water birth facilities. The couple praised their experience at GV Health, utilising the new equipment and upgraded maternity facilities. “It was so exciting

GV Health Board Directors Share Perspectives on Future Healthcare

The Goulburn Valley Health board of directors play a crucial role in shaping the future of GV Health. Their guidance and expertise are instrumental in enhancing the quality of the healthcare service. Ahead of the upcoming new Strategic Plan launch, each director shares insights on GV Health’s future. Click here to read more.

GV Health Board Member Michael Tehan Receives Prestigious Order of Australia Medal

Michael Tehan, a distinguished member of the GV Health board, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, marking a well-deserved recognition of his  contributions to the community. Awarded on January 26, this accolade pays tribute to Mr Tehan’s commitment to various roles, including his time as a board director at GV Health

Self-collection for cervical screening is NOW available @ GV Health

Self-collection for cervical screening is now available at GV Health Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women globally and is caused by persistent infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). The best prevention against cervical cancer is for males and females over nine years of age to be vaccinated against HPV, as well

Health Coaching Success Story

Ally said she had always struggles with her weight and health. She tried various diets and exercise routines, but nothing seemed to work. That’s when she turned to Goulburn Valley Health’s Health Coaching program and met Leanne, registered nurse and health coach and Quit smoking and vaping educator. With Leanne’s guidance and support, Ally made

Unveiling of the Waranga Health Wall Memorial

Rushworth commemorated a significant chapter in its town history with the recent unveiling of the Waranga Health Wall Memorial. The unveiling, on Friday December 8, took place at Waranga Health, as community members gathered to reminisce on the past. The Memorial stands as a testament to the evolution of the hospital in the region, marking

Nation’s First Dedicated Women’s Mental Health Service Opens

On 1 December 2023 Minister for Mental Health Ingrid Stitt launched Australia’s first dedicated public women’s mental health service, a landmark initiative making it easier and safer for Victorian women to access the specialist care they need in a private setting. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System found many women experienced gender-based harm

GV Health Annual Staff Awards

Huge congratulations to the winners of the GV Health Staff Annual Awards, announced at our AGM last week! Winners include: 𝐂𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐞 𝐄𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐬: 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 – 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 Chloe has been recognised in multiple items of feedback this year with praise including going above and beyond to ensure patients were being looked after and her

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