CHIRP News

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

CHIRP Community Health has moved!

CHIRP moved to Spencely House at Castlemaine Health. All appointments from 6 June 2022 will be held at Spencely House, Castlemaine Health, 142 Cornish Street. While our address is changing, all other contact details like phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Want to drop in? If you need to chat about how […]

Written by on May 31, 2022

CELEBRATION OF NEW BEGINNINGS FOR CHIRP

The end of an era and new beginnings for CHIRP Community Health were celebrated in March in a formal event to acknowledge the service’s role in the community and offer a formal farewell. The event held in the Botanic Gardens began with a Welcome to Country from Aunty Kerri Douglas. This was followed with a […]

Written by on April 12, 2022

A walking tour of Anzac Hill

A free guided walking tour of Maldon’s Anzac Hill will be held on April 28 and everyone is invited to come along. Noel Muller who is the Ranger Team Leader at Parks Victoria will lead the tour. “Anzac Hill in Maldon is one of the oldest memorials to the Australian men and boys serving in […]

Written by on April 8, 2022

Nordic Pole Walking Groups Expand

17 March 2022 Nordic Pole Walking classes have proven to be extremely popular so are now offered in Castlemaine, Harcourt, Newstead, and Maldon. A team of volunteers have recently had their qualifications updated by the Nordic Academy and as a result are enthusiastic to offer this opportunity in more locations across Mount Alexander Shire. Healthy […]

Written by on March 17, 2022