Robinvale District Health Services
Robinvale District Health Services (RDHS) is a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) that provides a diverse range of services to communities across a catchment area of approximately 60,000 square kilometres. In addition to service delivery in its immediate area, RDHS provides outreach services to the communities of Ouyen and Boundary Bend in Victoria and Dareton, Wentworth and Balranald in New South Wales. We have a proud history of growth through innovation, investment in our staff and working in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders.
In July 2009 the Manangatang & District Hospital and RDHS merged to ensure the sustainability and development of health care services for the Manangatang community. During 2010 RDHS was also successful in having the Manangatang location incorporated into an MPS funding agreement.
RDHS operates 20 acute beds, 55 residential aged care places and provides urgent care services to both the Robinvale and Manangatang communities. The main campus at Robinvale supports a comprehensive range of services that includes Renal Dialysis, Medical Imaging, Midwifery, Maternal Child Health, Early Years, Visiting Nursing, Linen Services and Community Health Nursing Services. Also based at Robinvale is an Allied Health team (approx 20 staff) funded via the Lower Murray Medicare Local under the Commonwealth Government’s Rural Primary Health Services funding stream.
RDHS employs 149 staff and has an operating budget of approximately 13 million dollars. We are fortunate to have a high performing management team that takes pride in achieving exceptional business outcomes. RDHS maintains a clear focus on service development and delivery priorities and leverages off strong financial performance to make best use of the resources available to the community.
RDHS has achieved “Whole of Business” certification to the internationally recognised standards of AS/NZS/ISO 9001:2008, AS4801:2001and the environmental standard AS/NZS/ISO 14001:2004. RDHS was the first health service in Australia to achieve this standard.
RDHS was honoured at the 2010 Victorian Health Care Awards receiving the '2010 Rural Health Service of the Year" presented by the Premier of Victoria, Mr John Brumby. RDHS achieved the same award in 2007 and was the first Victorian rural health service to have received this award twice.