Over the past 18 months, the Dunedoo Multipurpose Service (MPS) Health Council has been very busy supporting the health service and the various community activities aimed at improving our community’s health.
Some of the activities the Dunedoo MPS Health Council has undertaken include:
Successfully attained a visit to the MPS by the public oral health team to provide oral health education and assessments for aged care residents;
- Actively supported the establishment of the Dunedoo Men’s Shed;
- Helped clean up and prepare the old hospital for a community open/reminiscing day;
- Helped set up shade sails for the MPS resident courtyard area;
- Facilitated a Men’s Health Night with over 200 people in attendance;
- Facilitated a Women’s Health Night; and,
- Supported a mental health community session about self-harm.
Vice Chair of the Dunedoo MPS Health Council, Sandy Cox, said the Health Council has been very busy helping improve health outcomes for the Dunedoo community, with further work to be done in the future.
"In the next few months we will be seeking input from the community as to what they see are the health concerns for Dunedoo and surrounding communities," Sandy said.
"This input will be important in setting the priorities of the Health Council for the next 12 months."
The Dunedoo MPS Health Council would also like to congratulate the community for their ongoing support of the Dunedoo MPS and would like to encourage people to consider donating to Dunedoo MPS or including a bequest when reviewing their will. Money donated to the Dunedoo MPS is placed in a special purpose trust for the Dunedoo MPS and can only be spent for the MPS.
Sandy said the Health Council is very conscious of the generosity of the community and regularly discusses with the MPS how donations are spent.
"In the past two years, money held in the special purpose trust has been used to purchase shade sails for the courtyard area, funding towards the installation of the electric doors for the aged care wing, and an ECG machine for the Emergency Department," Sandy said.
If you are interested in being part of the Dunedoo MPS Health Council, please see Health Service Manager of Dunedoo MPS, Christine Warwicker, at the facility.
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