Health Care That Counts: Loddon
In 2017, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the Healthcare that counts (HCTC): A framework for improving care for vulnerable children in Victorian health services. The HCTC framework was developed to support all Victorian health services to strengthen their response to children at risk of abuse or neglect and drive system-wide improvements to deliver coordinated and high-quality care.
DHHS provided resources to pilot an implementation approach for the HCTC Framework in the Loddon area. This was a collaborative project between the three Primary Care Partnerships (PCP) in Loddon – Central Victoria PCP, Bendigo Loddon PCP and Campaspe PCP alongside the Loddon Children and Youth Area Partnership. A collaborative approach between these partnerships can result in greater efficiency, less duplicated effort, more access to resources and increased political and lobbying strength.
Stories from the Bush
For many years, rural residents in Loddon and the Greater Bendigo Shires have raised issues about the lack of access to reliable mobile phone and internet services. During COVID-19, when the only way to participate in many aspects of everyday life was through digital access, our partner organisations highlighted the increased burden this placed on rural residents. BLPCP interviewed some self nominated rural households between May 14 and June 11, 2020, to find out how these issues impacted their access to education, work, telehealth, and social support. This publication seeks to tell their stories.
Buloke Loddon Gannawarra (BLG) Health Needs Analysis Implementation Plan
Agencies supporting the health and well-being of the communities within the Shires of Buloke Loddon and Gannawarra have been working since 2015 to develop a Health Needs Analysis and Implementation Plan.
The Buloke Loddon Gannawarra (BLG) Health Needs Analysis Implementation Plan consists of three sections. The Executive Summary lays out the high-level strategies and action sequencing across the timeframe. The Health Area Priority Action Plans document the place-based wisdom of the BLG Health Network agencies and guides the strategic action. The Reference Documents provide the context and demonstrates the alignment between and with State, Municipal and current Health Service Planning.
The Buloke Loddon Gannawarra Health Needs Analysis Implementation Plan was commissioned by the Buloke Loddon Gannawarra Health Network and produced in collaboration with Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership.
CEO Vision Project
The CEO Vision Project was a funded initiative of Regional Development Australia. The Project consultation engaged representatives from the health, community services and education sectors in the content and direction of potential investment projects to enhance the health and wellbeing of the communities across the Loddon Mallee Region. This report provides an investment prospectus for social and built infrastructure for related projects. It includes the initial evidence base, discussion content and the Project outlines priorities of the Loddon Mallee Region health services CEOs.
Loddon Gannawarra Health Needs Analysis
The Loddon Gannawarra Health Services Executive Network consists of a collaboration of 12 organisations to produce the Loddon Gannawarra Health Needs Analysis for 2016. The Health Needs Analysis has drawn on government data sets, community consultations, local service demand statistics as available, service mapping against priority areas and indicative service catchment data.
The Loddon Gannawarra Health Needs Analysis was produced in collaboration with Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership.
Bendigo Loddon Healthy Ageing Mapping
The Healthy Ageing Mapping document provides details for programs and initiatives that target or are predominantly attended by people over the age of 55. Areas for inclusion are healthy eating, physical activity, emotional wellbeing and cognitive development, social participation, social inclusion and age friendly environments.
This document relates to the City of Greater Bendigo and Loddon Shire geographical areas.
Bendigo Loddon Community Health and Wellbeing Profile
The BLPCP Community Health and Wellbeing Profile presents a broad range of data that illustrates the social and health status of the BLPCP population.
Indigenous Population Health and Wellbeing Profile
The Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership Indigenous Population Health and Wellbeing Profile draws on the most recent data available from a diverse range of sources, utilising public and commissioned data, to provide a comprehensive picture of the health and wellbeing of this region’s Indigenous people.