Exploring a Healthy Euroa

Exploring options for a Healthy Euroa

The future of hospital-based services

The Victorian Government approved a proposal on 15 March 2024 for Euroa Health’s acute care hospital-based services to be delivered by GV Health under a publicly-funded model.

It followed unanimous support from Euroa Health members at a Special Meeting on 22 February 2024.

The decision secures the future of local hospital-based services on behalf of the Strathbogie Community for the long-term. It also provides scope for the expansion of those services in the years to come.

Euroa Health’s other services – including the GraniteHill Aged Care facility and Community Services – will continue to operate under the community-owned entity of Euroa Health Incorporated.

The target date for the transfer of hospital-based services to GV Health is 1 July 2024. There is detailed planning underway with an implementation project team appointed to oversee the transition of acute care, urgent care and imaging services.

GV Health announces name for acute care campus in Euroa

In recent weeks GV Health has been working with Euroa Health to consult with the local community on the selection of a new name for the Euroa acute care campus, to take effect when the site transitions to GV Health on 1 July 2024.

GV Health is pleased to advise that the campus will be named “Euroa Hospital”.

The naming process included a shortlisting exercise conducted by the Euroa Interim Community Reference Group, followed by community consultation on the two shortlisted options, and finally, endorsement by the GV Health Board.

The community consultation was highly successful with more than 200 survey responses received, and the majority of participants preferring “Euroa Hospital” over the alternative “Euroa Community Hospital”. The vast majority of participants (75%) reported living in the Euroa postcode area.

While the transition of the Euroa campus to GV Health is all about securing vital acute hospital services for the long term, we are also pleased that the name “Euroa Hospital” reflects the long history of hospital services in Euroa, and will ensure the site retains a strong local identity and connection with the community.

Thank you to everyone who participated during the consultation period and provided feedback.