Community Connections 10th December



Our Annual General Meeting was held last Wednesday 26th November at the Bairnsdale RSL with a good audience in attendance.  The meeting saw the presentation of our Annual Report and the launch of our Quality of Care Report and website alongside staff and volunteer service awards.

Guest speaker Chris McNamara from SNAP Gippsland provided some interesting insights into mental health issues affecting young people and the broader community and presentations from our Board President, Angela Hutson and CEO, Therese Tierney reflected on the past year’s achievements, initiatives and results.

New Website

Our new, and much improved, website is now live and accessible at  Working with a strong design and development partner, we have been able to create a website that is consistent with our branding, is flexible and user friendly.  The website responds to the type of device used to view it (eg smartphone, tablet, computer) and adjusts itself to display in the best way possible for that device.

We have also incorporated a feedback form that we encourage you to use to share your thoughts on the health service or the website.

We would like to take a moment to thank generous fundraising efforts by everyday members of our community. Your efforts are appreciated and we look forward to sharing stories with the community about how those raised funds are used by the Service.

In particular, we would like to thank:

Claudia Martin

Claudia participated in the greatest shave to raise funds for our Oncology unit. These funds will be put towards creating a wellness space for patients.

The Masonic Lodge

The Masonic Lodge at both a local and state level have been generous in their support of BRHS and we thank them for their efforts.

Bairnsdale Lions Club

A generous donation of picnic tables from the Lions Club will be put to good to use around the grounds of BRHS for all to enjoy.

Focus on Safety

As we head in to the warmer months of Summer, it is very important that all community members prepare for bushfire season.  It is important to take the time to assess your level of risk and ensure that you have a bushfire plan in place where needed.

Decisions around whether you will leave early, what to do with pets and livestock, what key items to take with you are all best made in advance.

For detailed information on bushfire readiness visit

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