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May 18, 2016

Urgent Care Announcement

From L to R: Ralph Leutton (Board Chair), Fran Kinnersly, Leigh Parker, Hon. Jill Hennessy MP (Minister for Health & Ambulance), Colin Ryan (Moyne Shire Mayor), Tony Walker (Actinng CEO Ambulance Victoria) and David Lee (CEO MHS) after the announcement.

On Friday 13th May, 2016 Jill Hennessy MP Minister for Health and Ambulance Services attended Moyne Health Services to announce the construction of a new urgent care centre and a new collocated Port Fairy Ambulance station.

David Lee, Chief Executive Officer thanked the Minister for having confidence in Moyne Health Services. Mr Lee said that the announcements would boost Moyne Health Services mission which is to provide “excellent, sustainable and holistic health care services to the Moyne Shire”.

“The $2.1 million urgent care centre grant will significantly improve patient safety and quality because it eliminates the risk in connection with the Hospital being located at one end of the building and the Urgent Care at the other end of the building” he said.

Mr Lee said, “that the nursing staff can now spend their valuable time directly caring for patients rather than walking down a long corridor between the hospital and urgent care.“

As a small rural health service Moyne Health Services has a vital role within the South-West regional healthcare system and its’ health care service together with a strong relationship with its’ General Medical Practitioners and Port Fairy Ambulance is the envy of many.

Collocated Port Fairy Ambulance Station

Mr Lee said that the “collocation of the Port Fairy Ambulance with Moyne Health Services Urgent Care Centre is a boost and will nurture a sustainable and long term health care service to the Port Fairy community.”

In ‘horse racing’ parlance we have scored a trifecta:

Mr Lee thanked his strong and committed Board of Management, Executive Team and the staff.

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