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26th of May, 2020

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 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’s 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.”

*Northern Health is the major provider of acute, maternity, sub-acute and specialist services in Melbourne’s rapidly growing north. Services are provided through our four main campuses: Northern Hospital Epping, Broadmeadows Hospital, Bundoora Centre and Craigieburn Centre.

** DPV Health is a not-for-profit organisation that offers exceptional health care services to people of all ages across the cities of Hume and Whittlesea. As one of Victoria’s largest & most comprehensive community health organisations, DPV Health provides an extensive range of medical, dental, allied health, paediatric, disability, mental health and programs to support vulnerable people.

 

Pictured left to right: Briana Baass- Executive Director – Chief Allied Health Officer & Partnership- Northern Health, Siva Sivarajah – Chief Executive- Northern Health and Don Tidbury – Chief Executive Officer – DPV Health.