Next week (March 16th) marks five months since we evacuated our patients and residents in anticipation of flood water inundating the building.
REDHS Board of Directors and Executive team are immensely proud of the outstanding dedication of every single staff member for their efforts to care for patients, residents and clients from the onset of the disaster and moving forward.
We thank them individually and collectively and remain committed to working together until we are all together again back in Rochy.
Like nearly everyone else in Rochester and surrounds; we have not been able to return ‘home’ to REDHS as yet.
We have a long road ahead, but as the Chinese proverb tells us: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. We have taken that first step and set off on the journey ahead.
· Clients are receiving services in their homes and in clinics set up across the region.
· Patients are presenting to our temporary Urgent Care Centre.
· Residents have moved to the towns of their choice until they can return to Rochester.
· The building has been cleaned, assessed and work started on restoring the electrical and fire safety infrastructure so that building works can commence.
· A review of service requirements and community need will be undertaken to inform a Clinical Services Plan to ensure what is rebuilt will serve the community going forward.
· A Project Control Group has been convened to oversee the staged reinstatement of the building and services back on site.
You can watch our Recovery Journey video on our website redhs.com.au and Facebook page
Board of Directors Update
REDHS Board of Directors are pleased to welcome former Rochester local, Christopher White to the position of Board Chair, with outgoing chair David Rosaia concluding his term for the position.
Elmore local, Brad Drust has taken on the position of Deputy Chair, and Ben Devanny from Bendigo, the Treasurer position.
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.
Our Urgent Care team is ready and available to assist you with symptoms & conditions such as:
- Abdominal pain
- Allergic reactions
- Back or muscle pain
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest pain or pressure
- Cuts & minor burns
- General injuries
- Smake bite
- Sprain & strains
- Wound Care
- Pain & pain management (analgesia)
Outside of these hours, for non-life-threatening emergencies, the Victorian Virtual Emergency
Department is available visit www.vved.org.au for details.
In life-threatening emergencies – call 000