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REDHS News – 2 May 2023

Hospital Rebuild
Thank you to our community members who participated in our Clinical Services Plan review consultation. The Department of Health report is expected by June, to direct our service provision for the next 10-15 years.
COVID & Flu Vaccinations
If it has been 6 months since your last COVID infection or vaccination, then it’s time to get your booster shot. COVID boosters are available for everyone aged 18 and over, and new bivalent boosters are available to protect you from the more recent variants of COVID.
Vaccinations for COVID and influenza are available at your local GP or pharmacy in preparation for the colder months ahead.
You can find out more information at –

Community Services
Services are available to eligible clients in the Rochester, Elmore, Nanneella, Lockington and
surrounding communities.
Call our friendly team on 03 5484 4465 for appointments and to discuss services that may be suitable to you.
Home Care Services
Services include:

  • Personal Care
  • Home Care
  • Shopping
  • Meal Preparation
  • Social Support
  • Aids and equipment
  • Clinical Care
  • Therapy
  • Support
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Transport to attend appointments

District Nursing
Services are available to people of all ages including:

  • Hygiene assessment and assistance
  • Medication supervision
  • Wound care management
  • Monitoring and support with chronic illness
  • Palliative care nursing
  • Nursing care following hospital discharge
  • Assessment and referral to other service providers

Allied Health Services
Services are available at our Jeffrey Street, Elmore site (adjacent to the Elmore Medical Practice) for:

  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Group exercise classes
  • Social work
  • Exercise Physiology

Podiatry and Physiotherapy outreach services are also available in Rushworth & Lockington.
The RFDS Community Transport Service can assist with free transport to and from Elmore for appointments.

Urgent Care Centre
Our UCC continues to operate from the Rochester Medical Clinic, 40-44 Moore Street, Rochester.
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Call 0428 358 892 for appointments.
Walk-ins also welcome.
Outside of these hours, for non-life-threatening emergencies, the Victorian Virtual Emergency
Department is available – visit for details.
Nurse On Call can also provide immediate, expert advice from a registered practitioner, and can be
contacted by calling 1300 60 60 24
In life-threatening emergencies – call 000