The Victorian Government is committed to providing the best possible health care for all Victorians.
As part of this commitment, the Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing how public health care services are provided in Mildura and surrounding areas.
A private company has been operating Mildura Base Hospital in a contract arrangement with State Government, decided in 1998, and the agreement will expire in 2020 (with the possibility of extension to 2022).
Therefore, the department is taking the opportunity to listen to community views on the provision of health care services in Mildura now and into the future.
The review process will look at a range of areas including current health needs, projected future health requirements, current health care standards, feedback from health professionals and opinions from the community.
We want to hear what is important to you – because we want to make sure you receive meaningful health care services now and into the future.
Consultation with the community began in October 2018 and closed on the 28th February 2019.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) undertook community consultation on the preferences and views regarding the provision of public health care services in Mildura and surrounding areas, from 11 October 2018 to 28 February 2019.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the consultation, through attending one of the face-to-face sessions, completing the online survey or making a submission.
The consultation report is now available below.
The community consultation is one part of a detailed review process which will also include discussions with Ramsay Health, a review of operations and the long-term projected health care needs of the local community.
Privacy collection notice
The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy.
The survey is anonymous but you can request to be updated on the results of the survey by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The department will ensure that individuals will not be identified from the personal information contained in survey responses. All personal identifiers will be removed by staff at the department before being stored securely within the department. Only de-identified data and results of the surveys will be made publicly available.