NCN Health – Created on 1 July 2019
The voluntary amalgamation of Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah health services took place on 1 July 2019, to enhance access to local health care for communities. The new organisation ‘NCN Health’ now operates under a combined management and governance structure.
The proposal for voluntary amalgamation was approved by the Minister for Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. It was also unanimously supported by the three Boards following extensive community and staff consultation, due diligence assessment (including a comprehensive assessment of clinical, financial, governance, regulatory and human resource matters).
The existing hospitals and facilities at Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah remain in place, and services are being maintained and enhanced. Staff are valued.
The new entity enables significant opportunities for the growth of health services and the provision of new services.
Board and CEO
The NCN Health Board was appointed by the Minister for Health and includes 12 Board Directors include Dale Brooks (Chair), Susan Logie (Vice Chair), Patricia West, Melissa Nicoll, Nathan Morris, Chris McCallum, Kade Beasley, Mewan Dissanayake, Andrew Lelliott, Kate Hodge, Jennifer Gould and Suni Campbell.
The Chief Executive Officer is Jacque Phillips OAM.
Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah Campuses
The services available at Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah Campuses are detailed on each of the local campus websites along with the history of the former health services (Nathalia District Hospital, Cobram District Health and Numurkah District Health Service).