Health Service CEO Reappointed

The East Grampians Health Service (EGHS) Chief Executive, Nick Bush has been reappointed for a further 5 years.

The EGHS Board President, Mr Matthew Wood, said, “the Board has appointed Mr Bush for a further 5 years given his previous strong performance and commitment to implementing the Board’s new Strategic Plan.”

Mr Wood commended Mr Bush on his previous 5 years of successfully implementing the Board’s vision of developing a teaching Health Service. The results have included the $800,000 refurbishment of Pyrenees House into an Education and Training Centre, and the Diploma of Nurse Training, in conjunction with Federation University, return to the Health Service. Ararat has also become a teaching faculty for final year Dental students and EGHS has Medical Interns for the first time.

Mr Wood said, “the Board is looking forward to Mr Bush implementing the Strategic Plan of EGHS to work towards improving the health of the community. A key component will be the continued strengthening and further development of the birthing services, early years and family services and also improving the services to residents in our aged care facilities.

Mr Bush said, “I am delighted to be contracted for a further 5 years. It is reassuring for my family that we are staying in a community where we enjoy so much and I look forward to implementing the strategies of the Board over the next 5 years.”

The extensions to the Community Health Centre to include maternal and child health services will improve the integration of birthing and family services and will be a great improvement for the community.   Aged care services will be improved by the introduction of the Montessori Model of Care into 70 Lowe Street, the Health Service’s 45 bed residential aged care facility.