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A joint proposal to combine and strengthen health services

Over the past 18 months, the Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health Boards have been exploring our ability to share resources, to ensure the long term success and viability of our existing health care services. Our General Practices are now integrated and we are...

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Lorne Community Hospital collaboration update

Understanding rural health services Health services in Victoria operate under a long-established system of devolved governance for healthcare delivery. That means that responsibility for public health services is delegated to a facility which cares for the communities...

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Future Partnership Looks Bright

Over the past three months the Boards of Management of Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital explored further opportunities for sharing of resources and potential partnership in new health initiatives. In summary, these discussions found that by working closer...

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Community Liaison Committee

The Community Liaison Committee (CLC) is an advisory committee of the Lorne Community Hospital Board. This committee seeks to advocate to the Board on behalf of the community, consumers and carers, and to provide direction and leadership in relation to the integration...

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Building a Stronger Health System

The Boards of Management of Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health have now formally committed to exploring further opportunities for sharing of resources and potential partnership in new health initiatives. This would build on a strong recent history of successful...

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What’s happening at the Lorne Community Hospital in 2018?

From virtual walking tours, new programs and activities, exciting collaboration projects plus our annual fundraising events, the Hospital is continually striving to provide the best possible healthcare for our community. Grand Tour around Europe The word has been out...

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Lorne Hospital staffer Celebrating Aged Care

Lorne Community Hospital’s Janet Smartt will be special guest at the official Celebrating Aged Care Week event at the MCG on August 17. Janet, who is the Support Services Manager, won last year’s Celebrating Aged Care Leadership Award for her excellent contribution in...

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Alcohol and other Drug Recovery Project 2017

Rural and Regional Victoria have long been identified as hot spots for drug and alcohol misuse however like Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital's catchment, many rural locations do not have capacity to provide integrated models of care for clients going through...

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Heart Disease is a major cause of death in women.

This may come to many women as a surprise but heart disease contributes to more deaths among women than most forms of cancer Around 23,455 women die from cardio vascular in Australia every year, compared with 21,937 men. That’s around three women every hour. Another...

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