News - Rooms for Hire
Bass Coast Community Health Service (BCCHS) is pleased to be able to offer therapy/treatment rooms for hire to visiting qualified health professionals, on either a short term or regular arrangement. Corporate/administrative support can also be negotiated.
Whats Happening ?
Exciting new project aimed at improving a person's ability to seek, understand and use health information and healthcare services. Bass Coast Community Heath (BCCH) is proud to be one of eight Victorian health service providers participating in the Ophelia (Optimising HEalth LiterAcy) project. In collaboration with Deakin and Monash Universities and the Victorian Department of Health, Bass Coast Community Health will assist in the development of a Health Literacy Response Framework that will guide health services response to the healthy literacy needs of their community.
Paul Greenhalgh pictured second from the left, the Ophelia Project Coordinator from BCCH is excited about being involved in the project."Clients living with chronic disease can require navigation through a maze of health information and health care services. I anticipate that Bass Coast Community Health will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies required to build capacity to improve the delivery of our services to meet the different health literacy needs of our community". Pictured with Paul to his left is Professor Richard Osborne, Deakin University;Alyce Cuman, Bass Coast Community Health; Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, Deakin University; and John Shaw, Bass Coast Community Health taken by Simon Fox Photography
The project has a particular focus on people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and mental health problems.
The Ophelia project was launched on Friday 9 August 2013 by the Minister for Health David Davis. Staff from Bass Coast Community Health attended that launch as was given the opportunity to show case their involvement in the project to date.
The Mens Shed
San Remo Men's Shack!
The Shack is part of the Mens Shed Program that is a movement across Australia providing paticular support to men's health and wellness in a familar environment. For more information please Ph: 5671 9200 ask to speak with the Men's Shed Coordinator.
The vision for men’s sheds is to:
- Ease the transition of men from full-time employment to other activities in retirement;
- Establish a place for men that enabled social interaction and activities to maintain the health and wellbeing of those men;
- Provide support to men in need of help arising from mental illness or other d ebilitating illnesses;
- Build a culture in the sheds where all men are welcome and where mutual respect and trust are paramount;
- Provide an additional link between the primary health network and the many men who have no regular contact with that network;
- Become a focal point in the community for the identification of men’s health issues and actions to resolve those issues.
Nurse Practitioner Clinics in the Waterline areas A SUCCESS!
The clinics are now open in Corinella and Grantville and the Nurse Practitioners have been embraced and welcomed by the community including the local youth right through to the older person.
Feedback on the easier access to primary health care has been received "It was so convenient being able to walk to the clinic rather than trying to organise an appointment around minimal public transport in the area. It took just an hour out of my day which could normally take anything up to 5 hours. Thank you for servicing the community locally"
Appoinments can be made for Grantville or Corinella by phoning our receptionist on 5671 9200. Endorsed Nurse Practitioner, Deb Garvey (pictured centre) and Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Jo Kelly (pictured left) have been appointed to conduct the clinics. Jeanette Draper, project worker (pictured far right) assisted in the development and implementation of the model of care, a government initiative.
Still unsure what a Nurse Practioner can do for you, click here for the answers to frequently asked questions
BCCHS have developed a partnership with the San Remo Foreshore Committee in a new innovative initiative
The San Remo Community Wood Fired Oven. Click here for the press release.
The San Remo Community Wood Fired Oven is available to hire for your next function find out how you can impress your guests and hold a function no one has before
131 450 or you can ring Bass Coast Community Health directly
(03) 5671 9200 and explain you would like to use an interpreter