Macedon Ranges Health works closely with organisations to provide improved health outcomes to our community. Some of our partners are highlighted below.
The Gisborne & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank
Macedon Ranges Health banks with The Gisborne & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank. In addition MRH recognises the generous support the Bank provides to the community including to Macedon Ranges Health where we have had various grants and sponsorships including The Gisborne & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank being one of the major sponsors of the MRH Gisborne Colour Run & Walk since its inception in 2014.
Neal Street Medical Clinic is a GP & Specialist Medical Centre located at the Macedon Ranges Health Centre in Gisborne. The clinic has male and female doctors and aims to provide compassionate and quality care putting patients first.
They welcome new patients and look forward to servicing the health needs of the Macedon Ranges. Neal Street Medical Clinic is open 7 days a week and bulk bills all patients. Monday to Thursday they are now open until 7.30pm however closing at 5.00pm on Fridays.
UFS is a member owned not-for-profit mutual organisation established in Ballarat in the 1880s. Profits generated by UFS are used to improve services for members, invest in their people and support the local community through sponsorship and donations. UFS operates seventeen pharmacies and three Medical Centres throughout the Western region of Victoria and in inner Melbourne.
Gisborne UFS Pharmacy at the Neal Street Medical Centre is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, from 8.30am until 6.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9am until 12.30pm on Saturday.
Hardy’s UFS Pharmacy in Brantome Street is open 365 days a year, operating from 8.30am-7.30pm each weekday, and from 9am until 6pm on weekends and public holidays.
For more information, visit the UFS Pharmacy website or call (03) 5428 2461
We specialise in the assessment and diagnosis of hearing loss, tinnitus counselling and the supply and fitting of the latest hearing aid technology.
Our audiologists all hold ‘Masters Degrees in Audiology’ and are committed to improving the quality of life of our clients. Our audiologists do not receive commissions based on hearing aid sales.
All clients are welcome including those who are Self-funded, Pensioners, DVA Cardholders, Children over 4 years and WorkCover claimants. A doctor’s referral is not necessary.
The PS My Family Matters Program commence providing services at the Macedon Ranges Health Centre in January 2016
The PS My Family Matters Program provides counselling and support services to parents, carers & siblings living with a family member with mental illness in the Macedon Ranges and Sunbury. Suzie who is a Volunteer Coordinator of the PS My Family Matters Program will be based at the Macedon Ranges Health Centre on Mondays and Fridays.
As part of its commitment to supporting mental health across the region, Macedon Ranges Health has partnered with the PS My Family Matters Program and will be providing the program with a consulting room and other corporate assistance to enable the delivery of this essential service.
Kozy Korner café is located in the foyer of Macedon Ranges Health Centre.
The café provides all sorts of catering including gluten free delights and their delicious sweet muffins. Owners Saad and Salwa are excited to have opened their new business in the centre and sharing their culinary delights with the community.
The café is open from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
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Primary Care Networks have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of health services for clients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.
Department of Health and Human Services
This government department was established to develop and deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. They take a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and of the incidence and experience of vulnerability. This allows them to place people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Located within an hour drive of Melbourne’s Central Business District to the south and Bendigo to the north, the Macedon Ranges Shire is renowned for its semi-rural lifestyle, its pristine landscapes and forests, unique natural features such as Hanging Rock, and the character and heritage of local townships.
These features have attracted residents and visitors since the early 1900s and continue to do so today.
Greatest recent growth has occurred in the south and south-east of the Shire in the towns of Gisborne, Riddells Creek and Romsey. These towns are closest to Melbourne and have a high proportion of workers who commute to Melbourne.
Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd (known locally as Cobaw) is located in the Macedon Ranges, approximately 70 kilometres north west of Melbourne. Cobaw has service sites in Kyneton, Woodend and Romsey and work in partnership with Macedon Ranges Health Service in the Gisborne area.
Cobaw has proven to be flexible, innovative and diligent in focusing on the needs of the community. They provide a comprehensive range of free and low cost services to over 5,000 people each year in early childhood, youth, families, adults, aged and disability.
Live 4 Life is a mental health promotion initiative targeting young people in the Macedon Ranges.
The Live4Life initiative was developed in 2009 as a community-wide response to a reported increase in depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide in the Macedon Ranges Shire, particularly at Year 8 level (13-14 years). The Macedon Ranges Shire Council along with schools and community leaders, identified a need for a coordinated, collaborative response with a focus on seeking solutions prior to the need for crisis intervention. Live4Life is an innovative, evidence-based, local community driven response to youth mental illness. The initiative aims to provide a local solution to a global problem by adopting a whole of community approach to increase knowledge, reduce stigma and improve mental health service pathways that are appropriate for young people.
5 Secondary Schools across the Shire participate in a series of Mental Health Education Sessions, an annual Competition and a Celebration event.
The Kyneton District Health Service is a public hospital with 26 overnight acute beds and 6 day stay beds and 3 chair dialysis service. The Hospital provides an Outreach Service encompassing District Nursing, Palliative Care, Hospital in the Home and Post Acute Care. Located within the Macedon Ranges Shire, the Kyneton District Health Service services the districts of Kyneton, Woodend, Newham, Lancefield, Romsey, Metcalfe and Gisborne.
Nixon Financial Services is a firm of general practitioners based in Gisborne who handle the widest range of financial services needs of its clients. Nixon Financial Services provides peace of mind to people through the provision of services in life risk protection, wealth accumulation and retirement income management. Our mission is to provide financial services you can trust.