Integration Plan

Strengthening community health together

CHIRP Community Health and Castlemaine Health have been working closely together to strengthen community health and services in the local area.

Our boards are developing a plan for the integration of community services. This will ensure accessible and responsive community health services remain available for our local communities.

Shaping the future of community health – what we heard

Last year, we asked for your views on what community services in Mount Alexander Shire should look like in the future. An Engagement Insights Report and Appendix detailing the key things you told us during the consultation is now available.

Some of the key points of feedback include:

  • the importance of retaining all local community health services and programs;
  • the need to ensure that services and programs are easily accessible for all (physical access, clear information is available and a warm and welcoming environment)
  • staff and community would like to have more opportunities to stay involved in designing the future of community health services and programs.

We would like to thank all of those who have shared their views so far, and look forward to continuing to work with staff and the community to develop the best possible integrated services for the community.

About the integration plan

The integration plan will be a detailed examination of the governance, financial, service, human resource and legal impacts of integration.

Frequently asked questions

A set of FAQs are available to help answer any questions you may have about the integration plan.

What next?

We will keep people informed and engaged as we move through this process via the website, social media, local media, letters, meetings and consultation opportunities.