BHS News

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We’re all very excited with the launch of our Changing Minds project into Stringybark Lodge, one of our aged care units. This project is a partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic), Charles Sturt University and BHS and involves the introduction and incorporation of the Montessori principles into our model of aged care. The Montessori approach has been shown to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing through engaging them in meaningful social activities. Kim Wright our Changing Minds project officer was recently interviewed by Bronwen O’Shea from ABC Goulburn Murray. The interview which went to air on 25th February can be heard here

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Finance and Audit Committee – Community representative (voluntary) standard

February 2015 – June 2016 Applications are sought for an Independent Member to join the Finance and Audit Committee of Beechworth Health Service (BHS). The main objectives of the committee are to monitor and provide advice on the financial performance of BHS, monitor controls and compliance frameworks and ensure accountability under the relevant legislation. The position is voluntary and its role is to provide an objective, independent, expert perspective to assist the BHS Board in discharging its responsibilities. Appropriate knowledge and understanding of financial performance, reporting and risk management is a requirement of the role. Further information can be obtained from Robert Ashwell, Chief Accountant, telephone (03) 5728 0200 Applications should be forwarded to: Finance and Audit Chair, Beechworth Health ...

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Board of Management Vacancies – 2015 link

Beechworth Health Service, the major public health service within Indigo Shire is seeking applications for appointment to the Board of Management. Interested persons who have a commitment to public healthcare and feel they can contribute to the governance of the organization are invited to apply for appointment. We are seeking people who can best represent the local community and local people. Guidelines for applicants, application forms and terms and conditions of appointment are available for downloading from   If you are interested and able to contribute to the decision making of the Board, we encourage you to seek further information and to make a written application. Applications from all individuals – men, women, younger people, indigenous, culturally diverse groups ...

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On behalf of the Board and staff of Beechworth Health Service we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. At a time when it may be easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas we have two initiatives that embody our values. We take great pride in our Community Christmas Lunch that takes place on Christmas Day. This event allows community members to come together and share in Christmas festivities at a time when they may be on their own. This can’t take place without the assistance of others and we are privileged to have the support of our community and local businesses. Secondly, Stringybark Lodge, one of our residential units has ...

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Successful Annual General Meeting standard

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 20th November in the Function Room of Beechworth Health Service where over 50 people were entertained by our Guest Speaker, Juanita Bekinschtein. Juanita, who is an educator with Alzheimer’s Australia (Vic) provided a comprehensive overview of the Montessori principles and how they can be introduced into an aged care environment to enhance the quality of life for residents. The annual awards for quality and excellence were also presented. Congratulations to Elizabeth Rogers a registered nurse in our Acute unit who won the Jan Webb Individual Award for Quality and Innovation. The group award was won by the Communication Access team, comprised of staff members and consumers. They won the award for their Communication ...

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