Rochester and Elmore District Health Service board has two new members, Carol McKinstry and Michelle O’Sullivan.GRAHAM WILLIS July 29, 2014 3:24am
The appointment of two new board members at Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has been welcomed by chief executive Anne McEvoy.
Dr Carol McKinstry and Michelle O’Sullivan will take their seats on the board, replacing retiring members Professor Jane Farmer and district resident David Gilbert.
Keith Oberin has accepted a further three-year term on the board.
Ms McEvoy thanked both retiring members for their contribution to the health service.
She was delighted with the new appointments and said both candidates brought great expertise to the board table.
‘‘They have both local and professional connections to the organisation which will assist us in many ways,’’ she said.
Dr McKinstry grew up at Barnadown and represented Mt Pleasant in netball.
She heads the Allied Health Faculty at La Trobe University Bendigo which comprises studies in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, podiatry and exercise physiology.
Dr McKinstry is passionate about rural health.
‘‘I am very keen to encourage a growing local workforce drawing from regional graduates and providing a good fit workforce for the health service,’’ she said.
‘‘There are many outstanding young people out there and we can target their recruitment for the benefit of REDHS.’’
Ms O’Sullivan, a solicitor who attended Rochester Secondary College, is the principal of Bendigo law firm O’Sullivan-Johannsen.
She was thrilled to join the board.
‘‘I believe the health service is well placed to take advantage of developments at both Bendigo and Echuca while continuing to offer an outstanding service to the community,’’ she said.
‘‘I grew up in the district and I am pleased to be able to give something back to the community in this role.’’
After months of speculation, Yarrawonga’s Alan Williams has been endorsed as the Labor candidate for Murray contesting the July 2 Federal Election.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Fletcher and Beau Harris might have only taken up go kart racing two years ago but they’re already showing the potential for future success.
CONSTRUCTION of Rochester’s gym is well into the swing of things, with concrete walls erected early last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
RENEWAL works have resumed on the Coliban Main Channel this month.
For most 10-year-olds, mischievous isn’t a word often found in their vocabulary, let alone having the ability to spell it correctly. But for Cobram Anglican Grammar Year 5 student Cadence Pang, it’s all in a day’s work.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.