East Grampians Health Service visits the Royal Women’s Hospital

East Grampians Health Service attended the Royal Women’s Hospital September 2015 Board meeting to benchmark systems of governance. The Royal Women’s Hospital Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Strategy and Planning will attend the East Grampians Health Service October 2015 Board meeting in Willaura.

East Grampians Health Service Board President, Matthew Wood, said attending the Royal Women’s Hospital Board meeting was important to learn from one of Australia’s leading hospitals. The Royal Women’s Hospital delivers over 8000 babies per year and is Melbourne’s largest birthing centre.

Mr Wood said the best learning for the Board was the reassurance that the processes and systems East Grampians Health Service are utilizing and the Royal Women’s Hospital’s are similar. “Comparing against the Royal Women’s Hospital, we are certainly on track.”

Mr Wood said the Royal Women’s Hospital was chosen because it is Australia’s leading obstetric hospital and our learnings will assist in strengthening the crucial service of birthing the EGHS offer the community.

The Royal Women’s Hospital Acting Board Chair, Mr Michael O’Neil, said the support and assistance the RWH provided to the EGHS Board is important to us. “As we are a statewide organization, the Royal Women’s Hospital is looking to more strongly support all health services in Victoria to provide high quality birthing services.”

East Grampians Health Service representatives, Sue Matthews, Michael O'Neill