At the Nagambie Healthcare annual general meeting on October 24, the partnerships that Nagambie HealthCare has created with other service providers such as general practitioners and links with Goulburn Valley Health and the Euroa and Violet Town health-care facilities and Strathbogie Shire Council, were touched upon.
NHC board members, shire representatives, and representatives from the Nagambie and health communities attended the meeting.
The guest speaker was Leading Age Services Australia’s Victorian manager and national general manager for member support Veronica Jamison.
Ms Jamison has been involved in the health sector for more than 30 years.
She spoke on issues of aged care that affect elderly people and their families and the changes under way in medical support.
She was impressed with NHC’s links and trust with its community and service providers, and said there was a good future for residents in Nagambie.
NHC board chairman Jim Tehan, chief executive Bronwyn Beadle and treasurer John Palmer also gave their reports.
Mr Palmer touched on the subject of the purchase of the Vale St units next year, and all three showed that NHC had a good year and was in a solid position.
‘‘NHC is facing challenges of moving into the future,’’ Mr Tehan said.
‘‘Their three-year plan is under way, and I feel we are up to the task.
‘‘Three board members are up for nomination — John Palmer, Sam Verrocchi, and Doug Proud. They were re-elected unopposed.’’
Mr Tehan then called Bruce Parris, who has been a board member since 1974, to come forward and receive congratulations on being accepted as a NHC Board life member for his excellent years of service to the hospital and its facilities.
Mr Parris’s family has had a close link with NHC in many ways for three generations.
‘‘I wanted to give something back to the hospital,’’ Mr Parris said.
— Diane Grant