Kilmore District Hospital Staff Open Day

Today we celebrated Better Connected Care with our Kilmore District Hospital colleagues at the Kilmore District Hospital Staff Open Day.

The event welcomed staff from across the service to enjoy a morning of festivities in the rose garden, including speeches, a visit from therapy dogs and a lively performance from the Northern Health Community Choir.

The Northern Health Foundation offered free coffee, and BankVic supplied a tasty barbeque lunch, while representatives from People and Culture offered support and advice to staff.

Staff were also given gift bags, containing lunch boxes, keep cups and a welcome pack.

“We are delighted to welcome Kilmore District Hospital to Northern Health,” said Debra Bourne, Chief Operating Officer, Northern Health.

“Commencing 1 November 2023, the voluntary amalgamation ensures a greater coordination of health services across Melbourne’s north and the Kilmore region by improving access to health services while focusing on the community’s future healthcare needs.”

“It is important that we acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of healthcare in Kilmore. Dating back to 1856, the bluestone façade of Kilmore District Hospital remains a pillar within the local community, and we are proud to be part of the next chapter in its story,” Ms Bourne said.

“Today is the culmination of many months of hard work, and I thank all of our Kilmore staff, volunteers, community and patients for their ongoing support,” said Jennifer Gilham, Interim CEO, Kilmore District Hospital.

“It is a really exciting time for our community, and I look forward to working together with Northern Health moving forward.”