Na­vo­rina CEO ap­pointed to guide Echuca’s health

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - DENILIQUIN TRUCK SHOW & INDUSTRY EXPO WEEKEND - By DE­LANEY COUROUPIS

Na­vo­rina Nurs­ing Home chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Amanda Shand has been ap­pointed as a director on the Echuca Re­gional Health Board.

The ap­point­ment was made by the Vic­to­rian Health Min­is­ter Jill Hen­nessy, af­ter Mrs Shand ap­plied for the post in Fe­bru­ary this year.

The board is Echuca Re­gional Health’s gov­ern­ing body and aims to en­sure it is ef­fi­ciently man­aged, con­sis­tently pro­vides high qual­ity care and ser­vice delivery, sat­is­fies the needs of the com­mu­nity and meets var­i­ous per­for­mance tar­gets.

‘‘This po­si­tion will al­low De­niliquin to de­velop a part­ner­ship and re­la­tion­ship with both Echuca Re­gional Health and the Mur­rumbidgee Lo­cal Health District,’’ Mrs Shand said.

‘‘I’m in aged care and they have a fa­cil­ity here, so we know if there is a wait­ing list to get in a nurs­ing home in De­niliquin we can contact Echuca.

‘‘It will also al­low me to look deeper into cross bor­der is­sues and the health flow, be­cause if some­one has to be trans­ferred from De­niliquin they are sent to Shep­par­ton, Echuca or Mel­bourne.’’

The po­si­tion sees Mrs Shand at­tend monthly board meet­ings in Echuca.

She has more than 35 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the health in­dus­try and over 12 years in­volve­ment on var­i­ous gov­ern­ing boards.

Th­ese in­clude the Mur­rumbidgee Lo­cal Health District, Yal­lam­bee, Rive­rina Re­gional Tourism and Lod­don Mallee Mur­ray Medi­care Lo­cal.

Amanda Shand

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