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December 17, 2020

A twist to the MHS Annual General Meeting

This month’s Moyne Health Services (MHS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is promising to be a little different than usual, running virtually and launching a new website and brand that has been 18 months in the making.

The AGM to be held on 17 December at 2pm will be live streamed due to Covid-19 restrictions and the need to keep residents, staff and the community safe.

Board chair, Karen Foster, said that along with their usual reports and discussions, the team was very excited to be officially launching the new website at the virtual event.

“This website, which will feature our new brand, is all about taking our fantastic facility and service offering into the future in a way that really connects with the community,” Ms Foster said.

“Our old website was outdated, hard to navigate and didn’t house nearly enough information. We needed something that would reflect the needs of our community and something that would grow and change as our people and business grows and changes.”

MHS CEO Jackie Kelly said the new platform is well thought out, easy-to-use and will feature their new logo which is the result of extensive consultation with staff, residents and the Community Advisory Committee.

“Moving away from the clipper in the old MHS logo, which served the business well in the past, our new logo speaks to more than just the nautical part of the community,” Ms Kelly said.

“Incorporating abstract visuals of geographical and social icons in the MHS area, including water, industry, community, farming/crops, the Griffith Island lighthouse, music and sea-life, the new logo will be rolled out over the summer months both within the facility and throughout the community.”

As well as the official launch of the website and logo and the regulatory AGM reporting, the event will also feature a special guest speaker, Julie Holcombe.

“We’re thrilled to be having Julie speak at the AGM on the 20th anniversary of the Heather Holcombe Memorial, which raises funds and awareness for the palliative care unit at MHS,” Ms Foster said.

Julie lost her sister-in-law Heather after a battle with cancer just after her 40th birthday, and has worked hard, along with Heather’s daughter Sarah Neal, to build the profile of the Memorial.

Along with staff training and education in palliative care, the Memorial has assisted in re-designing the palliative room to offer a more home-like environment, where hundreds of local families have visited and cared for loved ones at the end stage of their lives.

Anyone wishing to attend the AGM ‘virtually’ is encouraged to contact Lisa Baldock at MHS on 5568 0151 to receive the link.

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