On 1 April, 2022, Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership (BLPCP) transitioned to join the Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit (LPHU) and forge a strong future as part of the Loddon Mallee Health Network. The LPHU is managed by Bendigo Health as lead member of the Network. We will be acting as the Bendigo Loddon Prevention and Population Health Team.
The change is in line with a Victorian Department of Health intention to support, strengthen and grow the contemporary public health system and improve public health outcomes for local communities by consolidating skills, knowledge and governance across a catchment area and formalise partnerships within the local area.
Fellow Primary Care Partnerships in the Northern Mallee, Southern Mallee, Campaspe and Central Victorian regions will also come together as a part of the transition to the Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit.
While the Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership as an entity will no longer exist, our key staff and their vital role at the community in the prevention and public health space will continue and be strengthened by the integration with other regional public health functions.