HAVE YOUR SAY

Thank you for participating in this survey. Your views are valued.
 
Please tell us what is important to you to enhance services and improve health outcomes for people in the Wimmera region.
 
About the project
 
Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services have announced a decision to explore partnership options, including a possible voluntary amalgamation, to enhance services and create better health outcomes for local people across the Wimmera region.
 
The Boards stated their intentions to consider better partnering options in August this year. Analysis has been undertaken by independent consultant Cube Group, following the completion of phase 1 work. The next phase will include further assessment and community consultation over the next three months.
 
The Boards have made the decision to proceed to the next stage, based on a number of significant benefits including: better health outcomes for people across the region; greater access to clinical health care locally; strengthened capacity and expansion of services; greater workforce opportunities, training and development; enhanced models of care and effective health services for the future.
 
We are very keen to hear your thoughts and ideas about the opportunities for improved health care within the Wimmera region that could be achieved through greater collaboration between Ballarat and Horsham. We would like to know what is important to you.
 
An assessment will also be undertaken in relation to workforce, financial, service delivery and governance impacts of any proposed partnership. Each Board will then make a decision about what is best for health services in their community.
 
Your responses are confidential. We will use collated survey responses to develop a report on key themes that will help to inform decision-making and planning. We will not use direct quotes or any information that may be individually identifiable.
 
By completing this survey, you consent to us using your responses in our reporting.
 
If you would like to discuss how your responses will be used, please email: partnering@whcg.org.au
 

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* 1. What are the health service priorities for your local community? Please select from the following (you may select more than one):

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* 2. Have you used health services at Wimmera Health Care Group or Ballarat Health Services in the last two years?

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* 3. If so, what health services did you use? Please select from the following (you may select more than one):

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* 4. What are the strengths of your local health services?

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* 5. What improvements can be made to local health services?

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* 6. Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services have identified the following possible benefits of closer partnerships. Please tell us how important these benefits are to you:

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Providing greater access to health care locally
Improving the sustainability and future viability of clinical services
Creating opportunities to attract, retain and develop our workforce
Enhancing models of care and pathways between the two health services
Ensuring safe and effective health services for the future

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* 7. What are the challenges in creating partnerships between the health services? What are the solutions?

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* 8. Are there any other comments you would like to make?

YOUR DETAILS

All responses are confidential. The information in this section aims to help us with our analysis of feedback.

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* 9. What is your relationship to Wimmera Health Care Group or Ballarat Health Services? Please select from the following:

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* 10. What post code do you live in?

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* 11. What is your age range

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* 12. What is your gender

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* 13. More Information
Would you like to receive further information about this project and health services via email?

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* 14. If so, please provide contact details below.

Thank you for participating in this survey.
 
You can also register to attend an online consultation session in January/February 2021. Please email: partnering@whcg.org.au to register.
 
For more details visit the websites:  Wimmera Health Care Group – www.whcg.org.au or Ballarat Health Services – www.bhs.org.au
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