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Extension of transition period for Euroa Health acute services transfer to GV Health

The timeline for the transfer of Euroa Health acute services to GV Health will be extended to 12 August 2024, allowing additional time to comply with the complex regulatory requirements associated with transitioning from a private to a public health service.

Both GV Health and Euroa Health remain committed to the transition and securing acute care services for the Euroa community for the long-term.

While a target date of 1 July had previously been set, the six-week extension will ensure a smooth transfer in line with the transition principles that have guided the initiative from the outset.

Acute care services will continue to be delivered by Euroa Health until 12 August 2024.

GV Health Chief Executive Matt Sharp said:

“We set an ambitious target of July 1, and an enormous amount of work has been completed – and is still happening behind the scenes – to achieve this important outcome for the Euroa community.

“Transferring a privately operated hospital into the public hospital system involves a range of complex regulatory issues, and as we work through the process it is clear that more time is needed.

“As a result, we have decided to continue with the existing arrangements for an additional six weeks, and we believe this is the best way to ensure a smooth transition for Euroa Health staff transferring their employment to GV Health, and the best outcome for the people of Euroa.”

Euroa Health CEO Melissa Seymour added:

“Our priority has always been to secure acute services for the Euroa community in the long term, and we remain committed to that outcome.”