Moyne Health Services highly commended

Friday, 22 November 2013
Moyne Health Services (MHS) was last night highly commended in the state’s most prestigious health care awards. The Port Fairy-based health service was a finalist in the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards which celebrate outstanding leadership, excellence and innovation.

The Highly Commended award was presented at a gala ceremony in Melbourne last night.

MHS CEO David Lee said he and his leadership team were thrilled to have been a finalist in the Premier’s Health Service of the Year (Rural Health Service) category of the awards.

“These awards acknowledge excellence in our field and it was a humbling experience to have been short-listed against such high calibre organisations,” Mr Lee said.

He attributed MHS’ success to his team of “dedicated and talented health care professionals”.

“Every day they go above and beyond to deliver excellence.”

In its submission to the awards, Moyne Health Services pointed to the work it has done to build a capable and engaged workforce and its ongoing work to optimise the health of the regional community.

Mr Lee said the awards followed an outstanding accreditation assessment by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards earlier this year.

During its 160-year history, MHS has undergone numerous major changes.

Operating today from campuses at Port Fairy and Koroit, it has become an integral part of the regional community.

“Community members from Port Fairy, Koroit and surrounds have access to a range of health and allied health services through our programs.

“In all our work, we have an ethos of putting our patients and clients at the centre – they get to direct things and decide how they interact with Moyne Health Services.”

Moyne Health Services incorporates a 15-bed acute care hospital, 30-bed nursing home and 52-bed hostel.

It employs 194 staff and last year admitted more than 500 people.