A shared future for Castlemaine Health and CHIRP Community Health is one more step with the Minister of Health Martin Foley having officially approved the integration of the two local health organizations.
The integration is supported by independent review and input from staff, consumers, partner organizations and the wider community. The two boards formally approved the integration at their meetings in June.
Castlemaine Health board chair Peggy Ronnau said the case for integration couldn’t be more compelling.
“We are better together. With this decision, we are only a few months away from a common future where our people, our identities and our unique strengths work together to provide the best possible community health services,” a- she declared.
CHIRP President Lexi Randall-L’Estrange said this is the very last formal step so they don’t rest on their laurels.
“There is already a lot of work going on as we prepare for the implementation of the integration from October 1, 2021,” said Ms. Randall-L’Estrange. See the mail for the full story …

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