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LEONGATHA’S new $4 million Integrated
Primary Care Centre, co -located on the Leon-
gatha hospital site, to provide medical care in
partnership with the Leongatha Medical Group
and a range of other primary health services, is
According to Gippsland Southern Health Ser-
vice (GSHS) Director of Nursing, Vicki Farthing,
the project is on track for its opening date later
in the year.
“We’re delighted with the progress of the new
IPCC,” Ms Farthing said, while attending an af-
ternoon tea for nurses and midwives last week.
“It’s on track for its opening date in October
this year,” she said.
Meanwhile, GSHS is also embracing tech-
nology in a big way, joining a partnership with
Latrobe Regional Health to provide medical
consultations to patients and staff under the
new Telehealth project funded by a $10 million
allocation from the State Government’s Better
Care Victoria Innovation Fund.
The new initiative is designed to deliver emer-
gency medical advice online and afterhours to re-
mote South Gippsland hospitals; including Yar-
ram, Foster (South Gippsland) and Leongatha.
“Yarram went live last week, Foster goes live
on June 5 and Leongatha in July,” said Ms Far-
“The service, providing an online hook-up
with ED doctors at Latrobe Regional, will help
relieve on-call shortages at those hospitals.”
Doctors at LRH will be able to work with local
nursing staff to care for patients, prescribing
and endorsing required medications, and even
issuing prescriptions remotely for patients.
The Minister for Health Jill Hennessy an-
nounced funding for the Gippsland project and
for others across the State in December and
they are being rolled out now.
“With growing pressure on our health system
it’s vital we find new ways of doing things if we
want to keep pace with demand and drive im-
provement across our health system.”
Areas in the state’s northwest are receiving
similar support while Better Care Victoria is
also being utilised in Melbourne to improve
services to cancer patients, the elderly and to
speed up the process of emergency care.
Building the future of medical care
Rising quickly above the horizon, on the Leongatha hospital site, is the new Integrated
Primary Care Centre due to be opened in October this year. M022017
COMMUNITY members are invited to the Le-
ongatha Railway Site Ideas Exhibition to dis-
cuss the many ideas provided by the commu-
nity to improve the site.
There have been a few popular ideas includ-
ing reinstating a connection to Bair Street, de-
signing a stage for events and emphasising the
link with the Great Southern Rail Trail.
Some more unique ideas have included back-
packer accommodation, to put in an Argentin-
ean restaurant in the station with a train as the
dining room and an old-style drinking room,
and installing electric car chargers.
The Ideas Exhibition will be held on Friday,
May 19 from 4pm to 7pm in Council Cham-
bers, Michael Place, Leongatha.
Everyone is encouraged to attend to refine the
ideas shared at the Ideas Fair and online to cre-
ate a site the whole community can enjoy.
South Gippsland Shire Council’s Senior
Strategic Planning Officer Chantal Lenthall was
pleased with the number of ideas shared so far.
“We have had over 105 ideas shared at our
Ideas Fair and on the online OurSay forum.
Now we can discuss the possibility of these op-
tions and determine the highest priorities.
“The Ideas Exhibition will provide us with the
opportunity to discuss what has been submit-
“This will be a social affair so please bring
your friends and come and share your
thoughts,” Ms Lenthall said.
For more information on the project please
Leongatha railway site ideas on show
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