Health service awards finalist

Central Highlands Rural Health has been selected as a finalist in two categories in the 2023 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards – Excellence in Aged Care and Small Health Service of the Year.

The awards are a celebration of excellence in public healthcare and acknowledge the achievements of Victoria’s healthcare workers, volunteers, and public health services. Winners will be announced at the 17th Victorian Public Healthcare Awards Gala Night on November 16.

CHRH has been recognised in the Excellence in Aged Care category for our work in implementing the evidence-based Aged Friendly Health System 4Ms (what Matters, Mind, Medication, Mobility) approach across its three Residential Aged Care facilities. 

This is a holistic approach to providing complex care and services for older people that improves their outcomes and experiences by prioritising what matters most to them. 

The implementation of the 4Ms has resulted in better quality and safer care for people over 70 living in residential care managed by Central Highlands Rural Health.

The person-centred ethos and commitment to provide the best care to every person, every time, was also a driving force behind CHRH being recognised as a finalist in the Small Health Service of the Year award category. 

All five campuses (Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Kyneton and Trentham) are fully accredited with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for acute and community health and Rainbow Tick Standards.