cohealth, not-for-profit provider of community-based health and support services in Melbourne and surrounds, has had its significant contribution to Victorian’s health formally recognised last night at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, being awarded the Premier’s Primary Healthcare Service of the Year.
The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards is an annual celebration of excellence, dedication and innovation in public health.
cohealth Chief Executive Lyn Morgain received the award on behalf of cohealth’s 900+ staff and 200 volunteers, saying the award is testament to their dedication and commitment to cohealth’s vision creating healthy people and healthy communities.
“Receiving the Primary Healthcare Service of the Year Award is huge recognition for the cohealth community who work together to ensure that our services are delivered in a high quality, responsive and accessible way, and that our advocacy speaks to the needs and aspirations of our clients”, Morgain said.
“I thank our consumers and broader community for placing their trust in us, and for their ongoing support.”
“We are delighted that our way of working and contribution to community health has been formally recognised among our colleagues and would like to also acknowledge the impressive co-contenders for this award, Star Health and Sunbury Community Health”, Morgain said.
cohealth, established in 2014 via the merge of three well established community health organisations – Western Region Health Centre (Primary Healthcare Service of 2013), Doutta Galla (Primary Healthcare Service of 2011), and North Yarra – is a new organisation steeped in history and community connection from its founding organisations.