As Christmas joyously draws near and the overwhelming, courageous and tragic moments of COVID-19 during 2021 comes to a close - I would like to thank everyone for all your strength and goodwill in supporting the HWPCP. During period of sustained uncertainty, it is the depth of our commitment to our partners and shared efforts, that provides the platform which enables so much of our work to continue. Your membership with the HWPCP is both invaluable and crucial as we support the needs of our growing and diverse communities across the outer north of Melbourne.
As we know all PCPs across the state will be transitioned into Local Public Health Units as of the end of March 2022. This will be achieved by designing a service planning and delivery environment which will shape system level change, collaborative action and a renewed focus on prevention. Specifically, this means that the Hume Whittlesea PCP along with other adjoining PCP’s, will transition, into the North East Public Health Unit. This planned transition into the North East Public Health Unit represents a significant shift in parts of our local service partnership landscape. So ongoing communication for us to you, has and will be vital to keeping everyone abreast of the changes and the opportunities that this reform will bring.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to visit our website or just call us direct, to find out more about our achievements in the systems integration, partnership, prevention, aged and community service support spaces. It has been a busy year, but partnerships do deliver!
As always, I would like to unconditionally acknowledge the commitment and depth of effort displayed by all HWPCP staff, our Chair and Executive Management Group and our auspice, Sunbury Cobaw Community Health.
On behalf the HWPCP I wish you, your family and friends a relaxing and peaceful Christmas and happy New Year. Until 2022 – be safe and warm wishes.
CEO - HWPCP