ERH in run­ning for prize

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

ECHUCA Re­gional Health is again in the run­ning for a statewide health­care award.

It is a fi­nal­ist in the Premier’s medium health ser­vice of the year in the Vic­to­rian Pub­lic Health­care Awards, vy­ing against East Grampians Health Ser­vice and Be­nalla Health.

ERH chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael De­lahunty said he was de­lighted to be short­listed for this award which 24 Vic­to­rian health ser­vices were eli­gi­ble to re­ceive.

‘‘It is recog­ni­tion of the ded­i­cated ef­forts of our clin­i­cians and staff to pro­vide safe, high qual­ity ser­vices at a time when de­mand on our health ser­vice con­tin­ues to grow,’’ he said.

‘‘It is also recog­ni­tion of the ef­forts of the Echuca-Moama com­mu­ni­ties and the board of ERH in hav­ing the Echuca hospi­tal re­de­vel­oped dur­ing the past six years.’’

ERH was a fi­nal­ist in the same cat­e­gory last year, which was won by East Grampians Health Ser­vice.

‘‘It is hoped that on this oc­ca­sion we can go one bet­ter and win this pres­ti­gious award,’’ Mr De­lahunty said.

‘‘Should we win, this award would be pos­i­tive re­in­force­ment to our staff and com­mu­nity that we have a high qual­ity health ser­vice that has been pub­licly ac­knowl­edged by the State Gov­ern­ment.’’

This year’s win­ners will be an­nounced in Mel­bourne on Oc­to­ber 26.

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