THE Kilmore and District Hospital has a number of opportunities for members of the community to get on board.
Vacancies for board of management positions exist.The hospital is also seeking community members to sit on their community advisory committee which is a subcommittee reporting directly to the board.
The Kilmore and District Hospital provides comprehensive acute and aged care services to our rapidly increasing catchment population that extends to Broadford and Pyalong in the north, Wallan and Craigieburn in the south, Lancefield and Romsey to the west; and Whittlesea to the east.
Last year over 2,600 patients were treated, 247 babies born, 100 residents accommodated, more than 280 staff employed and operating expenditure amounts in excess of $20.5 million.
This diverse service area provides an ideal opportunity for people from the district to put up their hands and offer their service as a member of the board or the community advisory committee.
Current board president, Associate Professor Peter Nottle, said that membership of the hospital board provided an excellent opportunity for a person to give back to the community.
“A good board possesses a wide variety of skills, be they legal, human resource management, risk management, information technology, accounting, health and social services and strategic planning.Knowledge of the health system is not the primary criterion – more importantly experience in a particular skill is,” Associate Professor Nottle said.