November 1, 2023

Welcome Kilmore District Hospital!

Today marks a significant milestone in the history of Northern Health and Kilmore District Health as we join to become a stronger health service, caring for the growing and diverse needs of the northern catchment, together.

This amalgamation will enable us to improve access to care for our patients in the Northern Growth Corridor – one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions. It will also provide greater opportunities for staff to further their education and enhance their professional skills.

Our health services have successfully worked together for many years. This next step is a natural progression in our partnership and will ensure a sustainable future for staff and patients. You can expect most things to remain as they have been until now. We anticipate a smooth transition, and we are here to answer any questions you may have.

In the coming months, we will begin working to develop an integrated Strategic Plan and Clinical Services Plan which encompasses a shared vision for the future. We look forward to involving you in these plans.

Much work has taken place behind the scenes to get us to this day. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly to ensure the successful outcome of this project. We will continue to work together to shape our new and better-connected health service.

On behalf of the boards and executive of Northern Health and Kilmore District Health, I thank you for your input throughout the process of voluntary amalgamation and look forward to working with you to improve the health outcomes of our local communities.

Kind Regards,

Siva Sivarajah
Chief Executive
Northern Health