Apr 13
Eugowra hosts special guests

Eugowra Multipurpose Service (MPS) was the host town when the Local Health District Board met recently.

Western NSW Local Health District's Board meets at various sites across the District on a regular basis allowing Board Members to visit local health facilities and meet the local managers and staff who work tirelessly for their communities.

Eugowra MPS Health Service Manager, Janice Rumph said she was pleased the Board chose Eugowra for its most recent gathering.

“Welcoming the Board to Eugowra allowed them to get a real feel for the site, and meet the local staff in the MPS," Janice said.

“After the visit, our Chief Executive commented on the positive interaction he observed between the staff and residents at the MPS."

“I was so proud to take the Board and our Chief Executive around the facility to see the great work our local staff do, and I think the staff enjoyed hosting too."

The visit coincided with the meeting of the local Eugowra Health Council who meet every second month to discuss issues and bring forward ideas about how to continue to improve health care in the Eugowra area.

“The local Health Council is a great avenue in getting the community involved in the provision of health care in the local community," Janice said.

“The Health Council is made up of everyday members of the local community, who get involved to have their say about health care issues affecting their local MPS."

“For example, last year the Health Council was involved in a project to help develop local signage at the facility and in town to assist the public find the facility and the Walk In Health Centre. These are the kinds of projects the Health Council are involved with."

“Members say being a part of the Health Council is a satisfying and valuable way of giving back to the community."

“We are currently looking for more members of our local health council, so if you've ever thought of being involved, now is a great time."

Every facility across the Local Health District have a Health Council which meet once a year at a forum to allow members to network and share ideas and updates on projects and health initiatives happening across the area.

Application forms are available from the MPS or for more information, please contact the Eugowra MPS Health Service Manager, Janice Rumph by phoning (02) 6850 4000.

For more information about Health Councils in the Western NSW Local Health District, please visit the website: https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/join-us/engage-with-us/community-engagement

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District Board, please visit the website: https://wnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-organisation/our-team/our-board