Casey hon­oured as life gover­nor

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Long-time Ru­ral North­west Health man­age­ment board mem­ber Leo Casey has be­come a life gover­nor of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The award recog­nises a decade of ser­vice for Mr Casey, who com­pleted a 10-year ten­ure with the board ear­lier this year.

Fel­low board mem­ber Carolyn Mor­com preVHQWHG 0U &DVH\ ZLWK D OLIH JRYHUQRU FHUWL¿FDWH at an an­nual meet­ing.

Mr Casey joined the board in 2006 dur­ing a pe­riod of heavy re­struc­ture and a year later was chair­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion. He re­mained in that role un­til a year ago.

In ac­cept­ing the award, Mr Casey com­mended the team at Ru­ral North­west Health and the lead­er­ship that had turned the or­gan­i­sa­tion into an award-win­ning ser­vice.

He also stressed the im­por­tance of part­ner­ships for the fu­ture of the re­gion’s health ser­vices.

0U &DVH\ RI¿FLDOO\ RSHQHG D PHPRULDO SODTXH in recog­ni­tion of the ser­vice of for­mer War­rackn­abeal phar­ma­cist Doug Mc­coll, who died ear­lier this year.

7KH SODTXH LV LQ WKH IURQW JDUGHQ RI WKH :DU rackn­abeal cam­pus and hon­ours the hours of vol­un­teer work Mr Mc­coll gave to the com­mu­nity and its hospi­tal for more than 50 years.

West Wim­mera Health Ser­vice newly-ap­pointed chief ex­ec­u­tive Ritchie Dodds was guest speaker at the meet­ing.

Mr Dodds pre­sented an over­view of the achieve­ments and goals of Wim­mera South­ern Mallee Health Al­liance.

The al­liance in­cludes Ru­ral North­west Health, West Wim­mera Health Ser­vice, Wim­mera Health Care Group and Eden­hope and Dis­trict Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal.

Mr Dodds said the al­liance, af­ter a slow start, ZDV PDNLQJ SURJUHVV DQG FRQWLQXDOO\ ¿QGLQJ ways to part­ner for bet­ter health out­comes for the re­gion.

He also com­mended Mr Casey and for­mer Ru­ral North­west Health chief ex­ec­u­tive Cather­ine Mor­ley for their de­ter­mi­na­tion to progress the al­liance.

Ru­ral North­west Health’s new chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Mills also spoke at the meet­ing and used the op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce him­self to the com­mu­nity.

Board chair Ju­lia Hausler led the an­nual meetLQJ IRU WKH ¿UVW WLPH VLQFH VWHSSLQJ LQWR KHU UROH

Ms Hausler in­tro­duced newly-ap­pointed board mem­bers Genevieve O’sul­li­van from Patchewol­lock and Bendigo ac­coun­tant Hugh Mole­naar.

Board di­rec­tor, pro­fes­sor Amanda Kenny, preVHQWHG D ¿QDQFLDO UHSRUW DQG IHOORZ ERDUG GL rec­tor Glenda He­witt also spoke at the meet­ing.

0U &DVH\ LV WKH ¿IWK OLIH JRYHUQRU DSSRLQWPHQW since the start of Ru­ral North­west Health in 1999. Oth­ers are Max Gib­son, Les Solly, Marie Aitken and Jean Web­ster.

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