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(PO Box 722, TRARALGON VIC 3844)
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Gippsland Health Alliance (GHA) is a collaborative organisation of over 20 acute care and primary care service providers across the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. This site is your gateway to the web sites of each of these Gippsland based health providers (listed below).

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GSHS Urgent Care Centres

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Gippsland Southern Health Service

Leongatha and Korumburra Hospitals do not have Emergency Departments but both have Urgent Care Centre’s which are attended 24-hours-a-day by our nursing staff. The Departments are not independently staffed and our nursing staff also manage the inpatients within the Hospital.

The general public who present themselves to either Urgent Care Centre will be assessed by nursing staff who can contact the doctor on call for advice on treatment, or request the doctor on call to attend to the patient.

As the Hospital does not employ General Practitioners at the Urgent Care Centre’s, A FEE WILL BE CHARGED BY THE DOCTOR FOR MEDICAL SERVICES provided at the Hospital and patients will be charged for the costs of any investigations For this reason, members of the public are encouraged to attend the Hospital only in an emergency.

If your condition requires more specialist investigation or care than can be provided by our Hospitals transfer by ambulance may be required. If this occurs ...[Go to full story]

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Gippsland Health Alliance (GHA), is a consortium of all publicly funded health services in the Gippsland region.

Our overarching objective is to provide timely information to health professionals and administrators wherever needed. This will both maximize the effectiveness of patient care and optimize the use of scarce resources.

In undertaking our work we value:

  • our community;
  • our staff and other health providers;
  • privacy considerations;
  • integrity;
  • collaboration;
  • respect.

GHA is one of five Rural Health Alliances established by the Department of Human Services (DHS). All have similar objectives.

What are our goals?

To improve the quality of health service to Gippsland residents, by providing more timely and comprehensive information to providers, and expanded access to services;

To establish a system that allows providers to easily deliver collaborative and co-coordinated services;

To ensure our work provides the best value for money solution.

What have we achieved to date?

A strategic infrastructure to allow

  • Integration and exchange of patient information between providers
  • Hospitals to use the same for systems patient administration, financial management and payroll.
  • Access to improved electronic communication and clinical and management information
  • Piloted network based telephone technology to avoid the cost of telephone calls.
  • Piloted the use of video conferencing.

What will we achieve over the next 4 years?

Over the next four years we will;

  • Expand the network to include other providers such as community health centres. In time, other professionals such as General Practioners will be able to access information on their patients.
  • Consolidate patient data currently held in multiple systems into a concise electronic medical record.
  • Provide real time access to relevant patient data for authorized providers.
  • Improve service coordination by ensuring patient data is only collected once.
  • Improve remote access to services through free video conferencing and phone calls within the GHA network by applying the learning from the pilot projects.

GHA development processes and principles.

All GHA developments will occur within the Victorian State Government framework for health services.

Future developments will be done on a collaborative basis, taking account of broader government priorities, and driven by the need to improve service outcomes or achieve better value for money.

GHA has established task groups in the major areas of health activity to identify opportunities to improve quality and cost effectiveness.

These opportunities will be reviewed by the GHA Steering Committee and, if supported will be subject to a detailed analysis to ensure the proposed outcomes can be achieved in a cost effective way.

Following completion of this analysis the Steering Committee will decide if the project is to proceed and if supported will determine appropriate resourcing, costs timeframes and milestones for successful implementation.

What's On

  Ensay Community Health Service
Monday, 13 October 2014
to Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Latest Library entries

Staff Education Calendar - August 2014
   Gippsland Southern Health Service
Updated: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
YDHS Diversity Plan
   Yarram & District Health Service
Client Info, Feedback Form & Primary Care Info.
   Yarram & District Health Service
Updated: Monday, 14 July 2014
YDHS Centenary Wine Glasses - for sale
   Yarram & District Health Service
Updated: Monday, 23 June 2014
Leongatha Campus Map
   Gippsland Southern Health Service
Updated: Friday, 30 May 2014
YDHS Residential Care Services, Room Types and Key
   Yarram & District Health Service
Updated: Wednesday, 2 July 2014
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