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Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services have announced a decision to explore partnership options, including a possible voluntary amalgamation, to enhance services and create better health outcomes for local people across the Wimmera region.
The Boards stated their intentions to consider better partnering options in August this year. Analysis has been undertaken by independent consultant Cube Group, following the completion of phase 1 work. The next phase will include further assessment and community consultation over the next three months.

The Boards have made the decision to proceed to the next stage, based on a number of significant benefits including: better health outcomes for people across the region; greater access to clinical health care locally; strengthened capacity and expansion of services; greater workforce opportunities, training and development; enhanced models of care and effective health services for the future.
We are very keen to hear your thoughts and ideas about the opportunities for improved health care within the Wimmera region that could be achieved through greater collaboration between Ballarat and Horsham. We would like to know what is important to you.

Thank you to the hundreds of people who completed the survey. The survey has now closed but there are still plenty of options for providing your views on the advantages or disadvantages of a partnership with Ballarat Health Services, including the feedback form below and the other contact details listed.

A range of consultation options are available until 15 February 2021.

Attend an online (zoom) community consultation session:
• Thursday 28 January, 4pm-5pm
• Monday 1 February, 12.30pm-1.30pm
• Tuesday 2 February, 9.30am 10.30am
• Wednesday 3 February, 6.30 pm-7.30pm

Attend a community consultation session in person:
• Friday 5 February, 11.30am-1.00pm, at Horsham Golf Club
• Friday 5 February, 2.30pm-4.00pm, at Horsham Golf Club
• Wednesday 10 February, 3.30pm-5pm, at Ballarat Health Service, Lederman Hall

To RSVP to attend any of the consultation sessions and receive further information, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 5381 9293.

Make a submission
Write to: Partnership Proposal, Wimmera Health Care Group - 83 Baillie Street, Horsham VIC 3400
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If you have any questions or feedback regarding Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services partnering for better health, please contact us via the form below.

This form can be anonymous if you wish. If you would like a reply, ensure you include your name and email address.

We will keep communities informed through our website, social media, media, meetings/sessions and letters as we work through this process.

Media Releases

05.12.2020 Strengthening Partnerships
04.12.2020 Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Service Strengthening Partnerships
02.11.2020  Health Services Explore Partnership Options
24.09.2020  WHCG Appoints CUBE for Partnering Ideas
07.08.2020  Healthy Discussion to Improve Partnerships