EDMH is safe!

Child Safe poster designed by Merrin Doelle

Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital believe all children have the right to feel and be safe all of the time.

EDMH has been recently working on a new policy and has in place a range of rules to ensure that children are protected from harm when visiting the Hospital. 

The new policy and procedures reflect EDMH commitment to the new Victorian Child Safe Standards that were introduced from 1st January 2017.

The Victorian Government is introducing child safe standards to improve the way organisations that provide services for children prevent and respond to child abuse that may occur within the organisation.

In order to let children know that they can come to the Hospital and feel safe, EDMH wanted to put together a range of posters to display to spread the word. 

“We felt that the best way to communicate with the children would be to let the children design the posters” said Debra Taylor, Quality Manager.

“In order to do this we put the call out through the local schools and ran a competiton to design a poster with the theme ‘At Edenhope Hospital I feel safe…’”.

The response was overwhelming – “the schools really got on board and supported the competition, we had over 60 entrants which is fantastic”

“The task of judging was not so easy however, the posters were all so good”

Four students, Merryn Doelle and William Sambell from Edenhope College, Josh Robinson of St Malachy’s and Trinity Moritz of Apsley Primary School were announced the winners in front of their respective school assemblies on Friday.

All four students and were presented with a voucher to spend at a local business and a copy of the poster displaying their artwork.

“I would like to thank all the schools that participated and all the students for their tremendous work.  The posters will now be displayed around the Hospital and the town” said Debra

click here to view the EDMH child safe policy.

Some of the poster competition winners Left to Right

Merrin Doelle, Edenhope College with Principle John Nealle and EDMH Quality Manager Debra Taylor

Josh Robinson, St Malachy's Primary School with Principle Angela Kealy and EDMH Quality Manager Debra Taylor

Trinity Moritz with her mother Penny and and EDMH Quality Manager Debra Taylor.

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