May 29, 2020

Strengthening Healthcare in the North

Northern Health and DPV Health are thrilled to announce they have signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support initiatives for innovation, shared service planning and delivery to benefit our growing communities.

The MOU will establish a framework to strategically explore opportunities for both parties to collaborate and address priority health and wellbeing issues across outer Northern Melbourne.

Working closely together, DPV Health and Northern Health have already commenced collaboration on a range of projects including:

  • The establishment of a COVID-19 Screening Centre, operated by Northern Health at DPV Health’s Epping site in March 2020.
  • Northern Health’s “Staying Well with Diabetes in the North” project, to establish an integrated, multidisciplinary health care model targeting diabetes.
  • DPV Health’s “Community Watch” project which aims to develop a whole of region coordinated approach for a wellbeing check and referral guide for local community organisations to support their clients to stay well during the COVID-19 isolation period and beyond.

Don Tidbury, DPV Health CEO, said, “The MOU builds on the already great alliance between DPV Health and Northern Health. Successful partnerships between the acute and primary health systems will ultimately benefit the growing communities we serve.”

Siva Sivarajah, Northern Health Chief Executive, said, “We are pleased to further develop this longstanding partnership with DPV Health. Healthcare in the future needs collaboration like this to better connect all aspects of people’s health care needs.”

Feature Image (left to right): Briana Baass, Executive Director – Northern Health Chief Allied Health Officer & Partnership; Siva Sivarajah – Northern Health Chief Executive and Don Tidbury, DPV Health Chief Executive Officer