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21st of May, 2020

DPV Health and Banksia Gardens Community Services (BGCS) are delighted to announce an alliance which will bring significant health benefits to Broadmeadows and surrounding suburbs. With almost 100 years combined service to the area, both organisations will now, together, be able to better address priority health and wellbeing issues within the local community.

Through a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding, both organisations will explore opportunities to:

  • Address health and well-being challenges and gaps in service provision for priority community groups, including but not limited to: family violence, children at risk, refugees, homelessness, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders etc.
  • Ensure prompt access to health, well-being and other support services for vulnerable people
  • Enhance engagement, collaboration, learning and development between the workforces of both organisations
  • Utilise each organisation’s expertise and capabilities to support the vision and purpose of each party

Don Tidbury, CEO DPV Health, said “We are thrilled to collaborate with Banksia Gardens Community Services to provide accessible, high quality care and supports to vulnerable people in the Hume region.”

Gina Dougall, CEO Banksia Gardens Community Services, said “This alliance has the potential to change lives. Our organisations are absolutely committed to working closely together for the benefit of our community. Our workforce is incredibly excited about the possibilities this alliance will bring.”

The alliance has already generated significant benefits including processes to fast track vulnerable clients through to essential health and social programs.

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.

Banksia Gardens Community Services is a vibrant local organisation which has its headquarters in the heart of Broadmeadows. With a strong commitment to community development and action research principles, its programs focus mainly on early childhood, education and training, young people, prevention of family violence environmental sustainability and community participation and advocacy.

 

 

Pictured left: Gina Dougall, CEO Banksia Gardens Community Services right: Don Tidbury, CEO DPV Health

*Photo was taken in February prior to social distancing restrictions.