What we do - Hume
The Service Development and Quality team has primary responsibility for:
- Public Hospitals - Acute, Operations, Service development, Sub-Acute and Post Acute Care Services
- Capital planning
- Bush Nursing Centres
- Mental Health and alcohol and drug services
- Regional workforce planning
The Service Development and Quality team has responsibility for monitoring the implementation of Victorian Government policy and funding guidelines associated with service provision, service and capital planning, governance and safety in the Victorian public health system. The team oversees the program areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol. The team also works with key service partners to promote recruitment and retention of the rural health workforce.
The Population Health and Service Planning team has primary responsibility for:
- Public Sector Residential Aged Care facilities.
- Home and Community Care (HACC) Services for the aged and disabled
- Primary health services.
- Aboriginal Health
- Public health.
Working with local government and community service organisations the team focuses on:
- Supporting the development and implementation of a strong primary health service system that supports people to maximise their health.
- Protecting the health of the people of Hume Region 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.
- Monitoring the performance of our funded sector partners.
- Supporting a range of planning activities by translating data into useful information for planning and decision making.
- Working with the community to Close the Gap in Aboriginal Health.
The Finance and Sector Performance team is responsible for:
- Regulatory activities associated with public health sector governance.
- Regulation of Supported Residential Services.
- Monitoring and analysing the financial and operational performance of public health services each month and provide reports and advice.
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 contact the Victorian VPTAS office or www.health.vic.gov.au/ruralhealth/vptas/index.htm
Telephone: (61 3) 5333 6040
Toll-free: 1300 737 073