CHIRP News

Vaccination clinic pop-ups

Vaccination Clinic – COVID, Influenza & Japanese Encephalitis We’re working with Bendigo Health to offer a series of free walk-in vaccination clinics at Dhelkaya Health’s Castlemaine campus. Vaccinations available at the clinic are: COVID-19 Influenza Japanese Encephalitis. The clinic will be held in our Auditorium at 142 Cornish Street, Castlemaine. No bookings required, just turn […]

Written by on November 8, 2022

Comment on new Dhelkaya Health Strategic Plan

Dhelkaya Health is your local health service. It was created through the integration of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health in 2022. In the last few months, Dhelkaya Health has been working on a strategic plan to guide our health and wellbeing services, for those living in and around the Mount Alexander Shire, […]

Written by on November 8, 2022

Student-led caravan fix-me-up project to help homelessness

Castlemaine Secondary College, in partnership with Dhelkaya Health, HALT and Goldfields Local Learning and Employment Network, has devised an innovative way to assist families facing homelessness in the Mount Alexander Shire, while simultaneously developing study skills and aspirations in the construction industry. The project will result in the provision of two refurbished caravans by May […]

Written by on November 8, 2022

Healthy Choices at Hospitals

19 September 2022 Dhelkaya Health has removed all sugary drinks from their cafeteria, vending machines and catering, increased healthier options of drinks, and is the 38th health service in Victoria to meet the Healthy Choices directive. The Victorian Government ‘Healthy Choices directive’, mandates all public health facilities to increase opportunity and choice for their staff […]

Written by on September 19, 2022

GREAT RELATIONSHIPS MAKE IT WORK FOR LEARNER DRIVERS

Great local relationships are helping to keep the TAC L2P Program in central Castlemaine ensuring the program continues to be easy to access for learner drivers and volunteers. The TAC L2P program was previously run by CHIRP Community Health. But following integration with Castlemaine Health in 2021 and Maldon Hospital in 2022, Dhelkaya Health is […]

Written by on August 2, 2022

NEW COMMITTEE AIMS TO HELP PEOPLE STAY HEALTHIER FOR LONGER

Dhelkaya Health is setting up a new committee that will work behind the scenes to help people maintain their health and wellbeing for longer. The new Health and Wellbeing Committee is inviting community members with an understanding of some of the issues involved in staying healthy to join them. Kerryn James, Executive Director Community Services […]

Written by on July 22, 2022

NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES FOR MALDON

A new Community Services Hub has opened at Maldon Hospital this month offering a range of new community health services to the Maldon community. The new services come as a direct result of the amalgamation of Maldon Hospital and Castlemaine Health earlier this year. The amalgamation created Dhelkaya Health, a new organisation with responsibility for […]

Written by on July 22, 2022

NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLBEING COMMITTEE

Dhelkaya Health’s new Community Health and Wellbeing Committee  is seeking expressions of interest for independent members of the community to join the committee. The Committee has a broad range of responsibilities including overseeing the strategic planning for community health services and programs, population health, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring consumer and community participation in service planning […]

Written by on July 6, 2022

Kicking Fruit & Veg goals

20 June 2022 Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club as part of the Vic Kids Eat Well movement, have recently been awarded for providing healthier food options. Club Committee member Kasey Sparks is working on Vic Kids Eat Well, focused on boosting healthy food and drink options in places kids learn and play. Changes made over just […]

Written by on June 20, 2022

COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics to close

Castlemaine Health’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to close this month with Wednesday, 22 June 2022 the final day for vaccinations.  Our clinic has played a vital role in our local COVID-19 response and greatly contributed to the high vaccination rates in our shire. Closure of the clinic will enable staff to move back into […]

Written by on June 10, 2022