BHS News

A Busy September standard

September has been Dementia Awareness Month and during this time we have been busy conducting and participating in a number of dementia-related activities. Through the great work of Anna Mackinlay and her role in Indigo’s Changing Minds project we have facilitated dementia training for community members and local businesses to fulfil our goal of Beechworth being a dementia-friendly community. The launch of Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre’s Photo Journal was a powerful and moving way of illustrating the effects of dementia on local people and their families. We also continue with our own Changing Minds project within Beechworth Health Service where we are implementing a model of care based upon the 12 Montessori principles. The initial project in Stringybark Lodge is nearing completion ...

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$400,000 Capital Funding Welcomed standard

Very happy to hear the Minister announce that Beechworth Health Service was successful in its recent aged care capital funding submission. The funding will be used to enhance our residential aged care facilities through the conversion of 12 shared ensuites into 24 single ensuites. This will further improve the comfort and dignity of our aged care residents and provide a larger and safer area for staff to work in.

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Recognising the Contribution of our Staff standard

On Wednesday the 6th May forty past and present employees of Beechworth Health Service gathered to acknowledge this year’s recipients of our staff service awards. The annual event recognises those staff who have worked at our organisation for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. This is a great effort and we sincerely thank these people for the role they have played in shaping Beechworth Health Service. Congratulations.

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BHS Remembers standard

More than 60 people gathered at Beechworth Health Service on ANZAC Day to remember those Australians and New Zealanders who had served in the defence forces and those who went to war and did not return. Mr Joe Ralph, on behalf of the Beechworth RSL, led The Ode and Captain Pauline Middleton of the Salvation Army read diary extracts of those who fought at Gallipoli. Wreaths were laid by residents, patients and staff. We were privileged to have members of the 4th 19th Prince of Wales Lighthorse in attendance.

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