What we do - Grampians
The Health Services Operations Unit has primary responsibility for:
- Public Hospitals Acute, Sub-Acute and Post Acute Care Services
- Public Sector Residential Aged Care facilities
- Bush Nursing Centres
The Health Services Operations Unit has responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the Victorian Government policy and funding guidelines and other such policy drivers associated with service provision, service and capital planning, governance and safety in the Victorian public health system.
This team works on the development and delivery of programs to support the allied health workforce, the trauma and emergency workforce and the nursing workforce. It also leads staffing and systems improvement in relation to infection control, wound management and occupational health and safety in health services.
The Primary Health team is responsible for managing the Departments relationship with our key service partners in the areas of primary health, mental health and alcohol and drugs, palliative care, and aged care support programs, such as Personal Alert Victoria and the Home and Community Care program.
This team is also responsible for working with Primary Care Partnerships as well as the the regulation and monitoring of Supported Residential services within the region.
The Public Health team works with the Departments service partners and other stakeholders on integrated approaches to promote protect and improve population health. In particular the team focuses on:
- Protecting the health of the people of Grampians through actions in immunisation, food safety, communicable disease control, water fluoridation and the minimisation of risks to human health from air and water.
- Promoting the health of people through physical activity, healthy eating, mental wellbeing and sexual and reproductive health initiatives.
- Promoting informed decision-making through a solid foundation of research, policy and legislation.
The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) subsidises the travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural Victorians and if appropriate, their escorts, who have no option but to travel a long distance to receive approved medical specialist services. This single state-wide VPTAS office is administered by the Grampians Region from its office in Ballarat.
All claim forms can now be sent to:
Victorian VPTAS Office
PO Box 712
Ballarat VIC 3350
If you have any questions about VPTAS or to enquire about your claim please
- visit Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) or
- contact the Victorian VPTAS office freecall: 1300 737 073.