Cobaw Community Health and Bendigo Community Health Services have agreed not to proceed with the planned merger following a review of the current environment. The plan to merge was originally agreed in principle by both Boards mid last year. Due diligence was completed in September 2014 with members of Cobaw voting to endorse the plan to proceed with the merger negotiations in November. Since then both organisations have thoroughly worked through the complex elements of the merger, with the commitment to ensuring communities and services would be enhanced and strengthened as a result. It became apparent that there was an unanticipated [...]
The High Court today rejected an application by Christian Youth Camps Ltd (CYC) for special leave to appeal to the High Court against a finding that it discriminated against Cobaw Community Health Services. CYC were seeking special leave to appeal against a decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal that it breached the state's former Equal Opportunity Act by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. In 2007, the WayOut program tried to book a camp at a CYC facility on Philip Island to facilitate a suicide prevention workshop for same sex attracted, bisexual and transgender young people. The booking was [...]
Cobaw is proud to be one of the five finalists in the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance (ACHG) 2014 Governance Excellence Award. This inaugural award showcased outstanding contributions to strengthening the governance of publicly-funded health and community services. Cobaw was nominated for its Board Decision Template which was introduced to reduce the time spent at board meetings, improve transparency and traceability, and reduce the workload for staff preparing material for decisions. Board member Andrew Hynson was congratulated for being a finalist by the Victorian Minister for Health David Davis at the ACHG conference on May 14. Whitehorse Community Health was the [...]
Term Two commences 29th April 2014 The program focuses on teaching interactive rhymes and songs to parents and children. Spend quality time with your child and enjoy watching as you see how you can positively affect how they behave and learn. Gain a repertoire of rhymes, songs and stories over the term that can be used in many situations to calm, entertain and connect with your child. This free program will be running in term two in Woodend at: Cobaw Community HubAddress: 47 Forest Street, WoodendTime: 10.00 - 11.00amPlease note, prior registration is essential due to limited places. Contact: Linda Lynch [...]
Cobaw Community Health in partnership with Highlands FM would like to announce our National Youth Week Competition 2014. The competition theme is, “All Shapes and Sizes”. Submit a creative piece using the theme “All Shapes and Sizes” in photo, music, short film (max. 3 mins), poetry or song, and you could win one of 9 x $100 visa gift cards or an iPad.