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The March Charge standard

A group staff are participating in the Life! Program at Beechworth Health Service have banded together to support the March Charge as it is a fantastic way to improve our fitness for an extremely worthy cause.  Cancer is a disease that has touch all of our hearts throughout our lives at some stage. We would be so appreciative if you would kindly support this cause by making a small donation. Thank you from Jenny, Kate, Kylie and Leanne   The fundraising page is  

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Residential Experience Survey 2018 standard

We would appreciate if you could please take the time to complete our 2018 Resident Experience Survey with, or on behalf of your loved one who is a resident with Beechworth Health Service. To ensure continued improvements, this anonymous information is analysed and reported to the relevant committees. Click here to complete on line alternatively, a printed survey is available with the visitor’s sign in book in the unit.  This survey closes on Friday the 30th of March 2018. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

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Visit from Sharon Knight MP Parliament Secretary Human Services standard

Beechworth turned the weather on for the visit from Sharon Knight today at BHS to officially recognise and inspect the progress of the Beechworth Health Service, Significant Aged Care Refurbishment Project underway at present. The refurbishment includes the conversion of 12 shared bathrooms to 24 ensuite bathrooms This will improve available amenities for the residents at the health service. To read the full article overed by The Border Mail, click the link:

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Supporting our local community through the marriage equality debate standard

Beechworth Health Service takes its commitment to its values of Respect, Unity, Integrity Innovation, and Excellence seriously. Furthermore, Beechworth Health Service acknowledges that, irrespective of peoples’ personal views, the current national marriage equality discussion may be contributing to a level of stress and anxiety for some members within our local community. Members of our local community, our staff and our volunteers are reminded that Beechworth Health Service acknowledges its role in promoting mental health and wellbeing, inclusive of supporting peoples’ access to services appropriate to their support needs. As such Beechworth Health Service stands ready to assist people seeking access to mental health and wellbeing support services.

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BHS lead the growth of Female Board Directors standard

Beechworth Health Service are leading  the growth of female Board Directors with 7 of 11 Directors being female. Women now make up 54 per cent of all public hospital and health service board members, and regional areas match that ratio, increasing from 43 per cent in 2015.  The Board Mail featured an article with 4 of our Board Directors (Katie Warner; Isabel Paton; Jenny Gordon and Patricia Mom). To read the full article please click on this link: Applications for Board Directors commencing 1st July 2018 have been advertised and closed Monday 20th November 2017 @ 5pm. Further information including how to apply, please visit and  register through the ‘Get On Board’ website:  

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