cohealth Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, is delighted to see a strong funding commitment to mental health and specifically community mental health. People with complex mental health needs require support from a range of services, and community mental health services enable support to be provided where they live. Community mental health support provides an essential supplement to clinical services provided by hospitals, and cohealth is pleased that the importance of community services has been recognised by the Government.Read more
Community mental health services in Victoria need a new stream of funding from government to ensure the wellbeing of all consumers, according to cohealth.
“There is a potential crisis looming for people with mental health conditions in Victoria due to the replacement of community mental health services with the NDIS,” said cohealth chief executive, Lyn Morgain.
“The NDIS supports complement a community mental health service, but are not a replacement for the current services. Additionally, not all current clients will receive a package of supports from the NDIS.”Read more
cohealth Chief Executive Lyn Morgain today welcomed news that the Commonwealth would continue to fund the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Scheme, whilst also expressing serious concerns that adults living in metropolitan areas and regional centres would be much worse off under the new funding arrangements announced. “Confirmation of continued Commonwealth funding for the Medicare Child [...]Read more
cohealth Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, today welcomed the Government’s Health 2040 plan, commending its focus on preventing ill-health and delivering equitable health outcomes by putting people at the centre of their care and better integrating health and social supports.
“It is well established through experience and research that a person’s health is directly impacted in both positive and negative ways by their social and economic circumstances. If we are to improve people’s health status, and reduce pressure on our hospitals and other acute services then it makes good sense to integrate the health and social support services available,” said Ms Morgain.Read more
Minister for Health the Hon. Jill Hennessy will today officially open cohealth’s innovative new health centre in Footscray, the heart of Melbourne’s west.
Together with cohealth Board Chair, Kay Rundle and Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, Minister Hennessy will mark the ten year journey that has culminated in creation of a four floor, purpose built health centre.
The new cohealth health centre, at 78 Paisley Street Footscray, offers a comprehensive range of health and support services that will improve the health and wellbeing of the people in Melbourne’s west.Read more
Yesterday’s announcement from Minister Foley of additional investment into overdose prevention strategies such as the expansion of a peer-based outreach workforce, will help save lives.Read more
cohealth was today delighted to host a visit from Green’s leader Senator Richard di Natale, with the launch of the Green’s dental care policy at our Kensington clinic helping to highlight the critical role that public dental services play in providing affordable dental care.Read more
cohealth Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain has expressed disappointment that the 2016 Federal Budget fails to invest in the vital health and social infrastructure required to deliver the jobs,
growth and prosperity that have been so clearly prioritised by the Turnbull Government.
cohealth welcomes the $9.9M allocated to developing new treatment models for marginalised Victorians living with mental health issues and the opportunity to work with the government to develop these models.Read more
Our campaign to save the pharmacy at cohealth Collingwood has paid off. Minister for Health, Sussan Ley has approved the application for the pharmacy to operate at Hoddle Street through our partnership with Integrated Pharmacy Services Collingwood (IPSC). This vital service will continue as a community pharmacy within the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.Read more
Cohealth welcomes news that the government has pledged half a billion dollars to spend on reducing family violence in Victoria over the next two years, based on the findings and recommendations from the state’s Royal Commission into Family Violence in which cohealth had contributed a submission towards.Read more
After 13 months, hearing from 220 victims and producing a 1900 page report, the Royal Commission into Family Violence has released its recommendations and cohealth welcomes the findings. The two main themes to stand out to cohealth are detailed in this media release.Read more