Hospital Blog

Local Drug Action Team standard

Great to be given the opportunity to do something about drug use in Mansfield; and in particular the use of Ice. In a joint submission with Mansfield Shire, we are one of 40 communities funded Australia-wide. It’s really important to be able to address this at a local level as too often we are overlooked by the agencies who are funded to tackle this regionally but don’t make it out of the larger cities. Research undertaken by the Penington Institute identified that a local approach to tackling drug use was the best approach and likely to be the most successful. Click here to read Minister Hunt’s announcement

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Christmas Message standard

On behalf of the Board and all staff at Mansfield District Hospital we trust that Christmas was enjoyable and that New Year festivities are both fun and safe. We do want to thank our local community for its generosity and support over the past 12 months and we look forward to 2017. At a time when a lot of us will be on holidays, spare a thought for our staff because for them this time of the year is the busiest.

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Successful AGM standard

We held a successful Annual General Meeting last night (15th November) where more than 80 members of the community gathered at the Alzburg Resort. People and Community were certainly the themes of the evening. Congratulations to all staff who were recognized for their years of valuable service. Board Chair Mr. Jeremy Madin presented the Annual Report and Quality Account, both of which will soon be available in a PDF version in the publications section of this website. Hardcopies can be obtained by contacting us.

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Statement of Priorities 2016-17 standard

Today we uploaded the 2016-17 Statement of Priorities to our website. This is an annual accountability agreement between the Board of Management and Department of Health and Human Services outlining key performance expectations, service targets and performance measures for the financial year. You can view the document here  Click here to read the 2016-17 Statement of Priorities

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Contribute to MDH’s Service Plan standard

Work on our Clinical Service Plan 2017-2022 is well underway. Alison Hallahan from Biruu.Health has been tasked with the responsibility to consult with community members, government departments, Doctors and MDH staff to identify what clinical services our community needs and what clinical services we could or should be providing. All health services are required to have a current clinical services plan. Thanks to the people of Jamieson, Bonnie Doon and Merrijig who took up the invitation to participate in our community forums and put their views forward. Rest assured we are listening. Further consultations are happening this week.

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