Central Highlands Rural Health provides healthcare across the two Victorian municipalities of the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire, servicing more than 60,000 people.
The people we serve and care for are spread out across small settlements and many towns including Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Gisborne, Kyneton, Romsey, Trentham and Woodend. Most of our team live around these areas.
About a third of our population lives out of town in a rural setting, but collectively, we’re a peri-urban community between Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne, with a growing population. This means we’re a blend of long term locals, tree changers and a commuter population. The diversity of people is something Central Highlands Rural Health recognises, celebrates and supports.
Central Highlands Rural Health continues to find ways to connect and engage with our community. Building relationships and getting involved helps us to understand what our community needs and how we can help.
We also love to celebrate our community and the ways in which we come together – like our donate, plant gather, grow garden project planted in 2015, or education programs with local schools.
The Central Highlands Rural Health team hosts health information and promotion activities, and celebration events – like the Black Dog Bites exhibition, which supported conversations around mental health.
We also collaborate with partners and have people on local committees so we can collectively work towards a better future.
Central Highlands Rural Health is your health service and your participation and support is warmly invited. You can become a volunteer, provide your ideas or feedback on your patient experience, or come along to our AGM or other events. You can also connect with on social media at either our Central Highlands Rural Health or Kyneton Health facebook pages.
Central Highlands Rural Health is fortunate to have active local volunteers who partner with us in service planning, designing care and evaluating services. They join our staff and executive to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community.
Community Advisory Committee
Central Highlands Rural Health is fortunate to have active local volunteers who partner with us in service planning, designing care and evaluating services. They join our staff and executive to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community, as part of the Community Advisory Commitee, which is one of our board subcommittees.