Community Health and Wellbeing

Community Health (formerly Integrated Primary Care) has been shown to have an independent effect on improving health status, reducing health inequalities, achieving better health outcomes for a lower overall cost than systems focused on specialist or tertiary care, thereby making our health care sustainable. Our service focuses on wellness and person-centred care and addresses inequalities in […]

Diabetes Education

Offering education, management and advice for Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes, Pre – Diabetes and Diabetes prevention. Available to all ages.

Population Health

Central Highlands Rural Health provides a broad range of health promotion activities and initiatives to the communities in the Hepburn Shire in response to community interest and need. The Population Health Team develop and deliver an Integrated Health Promotion Plan which focuses on key priority areas including healthy eating, active living and mental wellbeing. Programs […]

Creswick Aged Care

Creswick Nursing Home Central Highlands Rural Health is a Victorian State Government owned not-for-profit organisation that manages Creswick Nursing Home, which is situated in the rural township of Creswick. A Small home of only 30 beds, single and double rooms are available for permanent and respite care. There are no restrictions on visiting hours and car […]

Acute Wards

Acute Wards Our acute wards in Creswick, Daylesford and Kyneton are welcoming, personal and close to home. They provide care for medical and surgical admissions across a large variety of illnesses, injuries and conditions. Our friendly and professional registered and enrolled nurses are supported by doctors (known as VMOs – Visiting Medical Officers), allied health […]

Transition Care Program

What is Transition Care? The Transition Care Program helps people over 65 years plan their care after an extended hospital stay. This short term care is up to 12 weeks (but generally 5 – 8 weeks) and includes case management, nursing, personal care, allied health and social work while a long-term plan is finalised. The […]

Speech Pathology

Provides assessment and therapy services for children and adults with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Daylesford 17 Hospital St T: 03 5321 6550 Trentham 22-24 Victoria St T: 03 5421 7250 Creswick 1 Napier St T: 03 5345 9100 Clunes 69 Service St T: 03 5345 9750

Social Work and Welfare

Social Work is available at all sites and provides a range of support and information services across the lifespan.  This includes working with school-aged children, families and through to end of life planning and care. Welfare works more specifically with individuals who require material assistance and those experiencing financial hardships.  Welfare services are available at […]

Social Support Groups

What is Social Support? It is a chance for older people (65 or over or 50 and over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), with various abilities and to their unpaid carers to get out and be with other older people living in the community. It promotes participation in social activities with others. It includes activities […]

Smiles 4 Miles

Smiles 4 Miles is an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV)  which aims to improve the oral health of children and their families across Victoria. As tooth decay is Australia’s most common preventative health problem, we want to work with early childhood services to encourage and promote good oral health habits and healthy eating […]