Welcome from our CEO - Katharina Redford
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and we pay our respects to Elders, past and present. We acknowledge all Aboriginal people who reside in Moyne Shire and note our genuine wish to make it a priority to work with and alongside them to ensure our organisation is culturally competent and a place where everyone feels welcome and supported.
Passion, identity and purpose are key to a great organisation. Knowing who we are and why we exist shapes what we do and how we do it.
Moyne Health Services (MHS) is a health service incorporated under Schedule 1 of the Health Services Act 1988. As a small rural health service, Moyne Health Services is a multi-million dollar health service with an impressive history of meeting the health needs of the local and broader community.
Established in 1849, we are one of Victoria’s oldest hospital. Our health service has evolved over the last 170 years to become a responsive, community-based organisation employing more than 220 staff – one of our region’s largest employers. We have 160-plus dedicated volunteers who have donated more than 31,000 volunteer hours.
Our local economy benefits to the tune of approximately $16M per annum. We maintain our commitment to strategically positioning Moyne Health Services as a premium and sustainable small rural health service.
Port Fairy Profile
- Located approximately 290 km west of Melbourne.
- Population of 3,860 as per 2021 census.
- Primary industries are tourism, farming, fishing, and the arts.
- Port Fairy was established in 1843.
- Located 18 kilometres west of Warrnambool.
- Population of 2,184 as per 2021 census.
- Koroit was originally settled primarily by Irish immigrants during the 1840s and 1850s.
- The township is still hailed as one of Australia’s most complete examples of an early Irish settlement.
- The area is an important service centre for the surrounding dairy industry.
Every day, Moyne Health Services shares the lives, aspirations, experience and wisdom of our community. We work together, supporting each other to ensure high quality care tailored to individual needs.
Services range from health education, literacy and promotion, social support, to delivering direct preventative, curative and supportive services. Our focus is on promoting and maintaining strength, wellbeing, independence and individuality with dignity.
Our service profile continues to diversify and as a result we deliver a wide range of specialist programs and services from both our Port Fairy and Koroit campuses. We recognise the challenges faced by many in navigating the health system and aim to reduce the anxiety associated through a ‘no wrong door’ approach to delivery.
Connecting with our community is the core of our purpose and behaviours at MHS. Every year our staff spend time getting out and about in the community. From providing support to clients through our District Nursing services, engagement with our Social Support Groups, providing Home Care Packages, to providing student health and wellbeing programs within the local school communities, you will find us engaging with our community.
The success of Moyne Health Services continues to be underpinned by the dedication and professionalism of our staff. Our 220-strong workforce adds to the diversity of services we provide to our community. We are well supported by our residents’ families, over 180 volunteers and auxiliary members, each of whom support our ethos of creating a positive, enriched, caring environment.
Chief Executive Officer
Our Purpose is to provide the Best Care – Every person, every time.
This is underpinned by a set of defining Values…