Primary health services in bushfire affected areas of Gippsland
Support for primary health
in bushfire affected areas
Gippsland Primary Health Network has an important role to play in supporting general practices and health services in the bushfire affected communities of East Gippsland.
Our communities will need these vital primary health services now more than ever and in the immediate future.
We are in the process of contacting all general practices and health services across East Gippsland and Wellington to ascertain the impact of the bushfires on them and their communities so we can continue to support their work.
We are keen to know how these services have been impacted, are they able to continue service delivery as usual and what additional support maybe required. We will work with these services in any way we can to support them in continuing their work in the community.
We are also working in partnership with Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) to facilitate GP Locum support for general practices in the bushfire affected areas.
The RWAV GP Locum Program is a service for rural general practices, the hospitals they support and Aboriginal Medical Services requiring GP locum coverage.
The benefits of using the RWAV GP Locum Program for your general practice are:
Continuity of care for affected communities;
The provision of suitably qualified Fellowed GPs who can provide Visiting Medical Officer, on-call and Emergency Department services to local rural hospitals;
A dedicated recruitment team who can source GP locum cover at short notice; and
Comprehensive support, including assistance with administration and negotiation processes relating to the placement.