Health Media Releases

12 09, 2014

Cobaw Board Votes to Merge and New Funding Announced Today

By |2014-09-12T08:33:17+10:00September 12th, 2014|

11/09/2014 Cobaw Community Health today announced two new milestones in the delivery of services in the Macedon Ranges – a vote by the Board and new government funding for building works. Both will strengthen Cobaw’s ability to maintain and strengthen local services and programs. Victorian Minister for Health and Ageing David Davis today announced a grant of $733,000 to build new facilities in Romsey in partnership with the Lancefield Romsey Bendigo Community Bank. The building will ensure Cobaw can meet growing demand for services in the east of the shire by delivering increased services in a central location, rather than relying [...]

27 08, 2014

Cobaw & Bendigo Community Health Services merger discussions on track

By |2014-08-27T15:09:29+10:00August 27th, 2014|

Merger discussions between Cobaw Community Health and Bendigo Community Health Services are proceeding as planned with both organisations remaining committed to the plan. Due diligence processes are almost completed and both boards believe they will be in a position to make a decision about next steps within coming weeks, including the development of a formal Memorandum of Understanding to enable broader engagement of staff in joint planning and establishment of transitional arrangements. No decision regarding the merger will be final unless it is carried by the members of both organisations. “Discussions between the Boards of both organisations have been productive and [...]

18 06, 2014

Cobaw works to maintain services in the face of funding cuts

By |2014-06-18T16:56:12+10:00June 18th, 2014|

A series of funding cutbacks by State and Federal governments has meant that all services provided by Cobaw Community Health have had to change the way they are structured or delivered in a bid to keep going. “It is a very difficult time in community services everywhere,” said outgoing CEO Anne McLennan, who retires on 27 June after three years in the position and more than 30 years’ experience in non-government, local government and community sectors in both Victoria and Western Australia. “We are having to make some very difficult decisions which include cutting back the amount of time services can [...]

14 05, 2014

Cobaw and Bendigo Community Health in negotiations

By |2014-05-14T10:25:33+10:00May 14th, 2014|

The Boards of Bendigo Community Health Services and Cobaw Community Health are pleased to announce that they have entered into negotiations to merge the two organisations.   Bendigo Community Health Services and Cobaw Community Health are not-for-profit organisations offering a range of primary and community health services, many of which are free or have minimal cost making them available to those in need.   “We are exploring the possibility of joining together the two organisations as a way of ensuring our services can adapt to the changing needs of our communities, said Anne McLennan, CEO Cobaw Community Health. “We see this [...]

7 04, 2014

Cobaw’s Mollison Place site sold

By |2014-04-07T16:04:54+10:00April 7th, 2014|

Cobaw Community Health CEO has confirmed their property in Mollison Place has been sold and will settle in late June. Mollison Place has been home to the Kyneton Men’s Shed for more than 10 years. “The terrific thing about the sale is that the new owner is happy to lease back the Men’s Shed to Cobaw,” said CEO Anne McLennan. “This means the future of the Shed in the site is secure for at least another three years, being the term of the lease.” Mid last year Cobaw decided to put the 9,055 m2 industrially zoned property on the market. Apart [...]