St Vincent’s-Murrumbidgee LHD Partnership ensures high quality care to the Murrumbidgee communities

St Vincent’s-Murrumbidgee LHD Partnership ensures high quality care to the Murrumbidgee communities


08 Apr 2016

A new agreement between St Vincent’s Health Network (SVHN) and Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) will further enhance the provision of efficient health care to the communities served by the MLHD.

St Vincent’s and the MLHD have traditionally shared a long standing relationship supported by an informal referral network to support the complex health needs of the District’s population. This official partnership agreement will strengthen the existing relationship by providing a structured referral program as well as shared workforce development through medical, allied health, aboriginal health and nursing workplace placements across each of the facilities.

Further outcomes of this collaboration will include the provision of innovative new models of care to Murrumbidgee communities on a range of specialities including psychogeriatric and palliative care. Likewise, St Vincent’s will draw on the expertise of Murrumbidgee LHD to grow services including Aboriginal health and regional health care.

The agreement will furthermore see St Vincent’s as the designated care facility for critical care patients from within the Murrumbidgee district, whereby patients who require specialist care will receive priority transfer from Wagga Wagga or Griffith Base Hospital to St Vincent’s for treatment. Additionally, St Vincent’s and Griffith Base Hospital have established a critical care hotline for ICU retrievals.

Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent’s Health Network, A/Prof Anthony Schembri noted “We’ve long enjoyed a very strong relationship with the Riverina community and this agreement grows and formalises our existing partnership with Murrumbidgee LHD. St Vincent’s is proud to be serving our mission in partnering with our Murrumbidgee colleagues to greater support the health needs of our rural and regional communities.”

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