East Grampians Health Service

About EGHS

East Grampians Health Service (EGHS) is a rural health service located in Ararat and Willaura in Western Victoria. It is an integral part of a thriving community and is committed to quality health service, providing for the health and wellbeing for the 12,000 residents of all ages in the region. East Grampians Health Service delivers a comprehensive range of programs and services to the community accessible through our clinical, residential and community programs.

East Grampians Health Service has gained a reputation for innovation, excellence, sustainability and growth through its demonstrated leadership and commitment to improving the health of the community. We continue to explore, develop, implement and promote ways in which we can deliver quality services to our community. We achieve this through adhering to and living our values of Integrity, Excellence, Community, Working Together and Learning Culture.

Research at EGHS

Research is recognised as a mechanism to improve day-to-day clinical care as well as being transformative, and is well supported by EGHS management and executive. Current research projects led by EGHS include:

  • Impact of COVID-19 restrictions on outcomes for participants of chronic disease group exercise classes. Jake Romein (Exercise Physiologist) & Jaclyn Bishop (Western Alliance Research Translation Coordinator)
  • Evaluating potentially preventable hospitalisations: heart failure. Sacha Burley (Medical Student), Antonia Rigopoulos (Medical student), Sarah Woodburn (Development and Improvement), Dr Daniel Wilson (HMO, 2020), Dr Sophie Ping (Director of Medical Services) & Jaclyn Bishop
  • The impact of Montessori on social care related quality of life in a rural aged care facility. Maree Fraser (NUM- Garden View Court), Sue Mark (Montessori Consulting) & Jaclyn Bishop
  • Evaluation of a novel salaried medical officer position on service provision and performance at a rural health service. Dr Sophie Ping & Jaclyn Bishop

More detail on these projects, as well as external collaborations, can be located on the EGHS website

Opportunities for collaboration with EGHS

EGHS is keen to collaborate with other Western Alliance member organisations in translational research in the areas of:

  • community care
  • aged care
  • service delivery
  • rural health issues