EDMH Welcomes a new Director of Nursing

EDMH CEO Kevin Mills is pleased to welcome Joseph Bermudo to the team and believes that his experience, knowledge, and down to earth personality will be a great asset to the Hospital.

“Recruitment for this role has proven to be difficult and I am excited on the appointment for Joseph, he has a wonderful background and experience and will really be able to take us forward.”

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Day Centre garden receives a makeover

Long time Day centre volunteers Val Winfield and Dorothy White have been busy.

For some time now they have felt that the garden at the back of the Elsie Bennet Centre needed attention and have decided to do something about it.

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Building Project Update.

It is wonderful that the community is keen for information on the Aged Care re-development.

We are at the moment finalizing the design plans and cost plan, and with DHHS approval will move to the tender stage of the project.

We will be hoping for local trades to be used on the build to inject money into the local community.

The plans have been submitted to council for Planning Approval, a demolition permit has been issued and demolition on 122 Elizabeth street has commenced.

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Dr Lalani with the other award recipients

Dr Lalani receives recognition of outstanding contribution to Rural Health

We are very proud to announce that Dr Lalani was the recipient of an outstanding contribution award at the 2018 Victorian Rural Health Awards in Creswick on Saturday night.

The awards honour exceptional medical specialists, GPs, nurses, Aboriginal health workers, general practices, practice managers, allied health professionals and medical and nursing students working across rural Victoria. Dr Lalani has said it was a lovely evening, attended by around 160 guests including community leaders, politicians and senior CEO’s and staff and Victorian health industry leaders.

This award is extremely well deserved as Dr Lalani has been providing integral clinical services across the Hospital including the Medical Clinic, Acute, Kowree Nursing Home and the Lakes Hostel Hospital, 24 hours a day 7 Days a week for over 5 years. Her dedication to the Hospital, all of its patients, residents, staff and the community as a whole are exemplary.

As well as the wonderful treatment Dr Lalani provides to EDMH patients, her clinical expertise and leadership across all facets of the Hospital is invaluable to the ongoing development of our workforce.

We congratulate Dr Lalani on behalf of the Hospital Board and staff, however please feel free to congratulate her personally as well. I would also like to thank all the locum doctors, hospital staff, and of course her husband Bandu who support Lalani in her role.

For more information on the Victorian Rural Health Awards and to access more photos of the night as they become available, visit the RWAV website here.