As a community-owned and funded, private facility, Euroa Health has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality bed-based and community-based services on behalf of communities across the Strathbogie Shire.
Due to ongoing funding challenges facing Euroa Health’s hospital (acute care) operations, Euroa Health and GV Health – as part of joint steering committee which includes state government representatives and external healthcare sector experts – has been exploring alternative service models for the delivery of its hospital-based services.
Since its commencement in July 2023, the initial phase of work has involved detailed analysis of potential operating models. The outcome of that work is expected to be shared with key stakeholders before the end of 2023.
The review is being led by a joint steering committee comprising senior executives and Board representatives from both organisations, as well as government representatives and independent healthcare sector experts. Its role is to identify and critically assess potential service model options for the ongoing delivery of hospital-based (acute care) services on behalf of the communities of the Strathbogie Shire, in a way that is financially and operationally sustainable for the long term.
When and how can we expect an outcome?
The initial phase of work is expected to identify a potential option for consideration by the Boards of Euroa Health and GV Health.
Where there is mutual agreement, a final recommendation will be brought forward for formal consideration and, ultimately, approval by the respective Boards, Euroa Health members, and the Victorian Government.