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COVID Survivor

COVID Survivor

Colac resident, Andrew Stoddart pictured below, received his first Pfizer vaccination at Apollo Bay after battling COVID for the last 11 months. Andrew and his family’s journey is certainly a heartfelt one. When Andrew found out he tested COVID positive, three hours...

COVID 19 vaccination roll-out – a local perspective.

COVID 19 vaccination roll-out – a local perspective.

APOLLO Bay Bakery owner Sally Cannon wants her world back. She says the latest Victorian lockdown hit her coastal home hard, and the absence of the JobKeeper lifeline has left many in the tourist town looking for a pathway back from the pandemic. “The place was dead...

Lorne Community Hospital Annual Appeal Update

Lorne Community Hospital Annual Appeal Update

2020 was certainly the most challenging year for Great Ocean Road Health to date.  The newly amalgamated health service (Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health) was not only adjusting to internal changes but responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our staff...

GORH Vaccination Plan

GORH Vaccination Plan

Great Ocean Road Health are working closely with the Department of Health/Primary Health Networks and Barwon South West Public Health Unit to plan and implement a safe and effective vaccination program for our catchment area. With the COVID-19 vaccination set to...

Great Ocean Road Health appoints new Director

Great Ocean Road Health appoints new Director

Great Ocean Road Health staff and Board are thrilled to welcome newly appointed Director of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer, Jon Laughlin. Jon has worked in a number of healthcare roles across Victoria, he is currently in the position of Operations...

Apollo Bay detects viral coronavirus fragments in sewer

Apollo Bay detects viral coronavirus fragments in sewer

Viral fragments of coronavirus have been detected in wastewater taken from the sewer network at Apollo Bay. While the preliminary result may not mean there are currently active cases of COVID-19 in the Apollo Bay community, the Department of Health and Human Services...

Where to get tested?

Where to get tested?

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR COVID TESTING. PLEASE CALL THE NUMBERS BELOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT  A number of screening services are available in the Apollo Bay/Lorne region for people with symptoms of COVID-19. Otway Health – Open 9am – 4pm, 7 days a week at 75...

Celebrating Great Ocean Road Health’s One Year Anniversary

Celebrating Great Ocean Road Health’s One Year Anniversary

On July 1st Great Ocean Road Health will be marking its first anniversary under the amalgamation between Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health. New CEO, Sandy Chamberlin has been heavily invested in ensuring the amalgamation has progressed as planned, since she...

Great Ocean Road Health CEO Update

Great Ocean Road Health CEO Update

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Extensive planning is well underway and staff are in consultation with internal and external experts on a daily basis, to ensure Great Ocean Road Health is adequately prepared to support the communities we serve. We have activated our infectious...

Great Ocean Road Health CEO Update on Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Great Ocean Road Health CEO Update on Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Great Ocean Road Health is adequately prepared to support the communities we serve. We have activated our infectious disease pandemic plan, and are tailoring this plan for COVID 19, which ensures we have the infrastructure isolation, the equipment and the workforce to...

Great Ocean Road Health appoints new Chairperson

Great Ocean Road Health appoints new Chairperson

The Chair of Great Ocean Road Health, Mr Nicholas Salkeld announced he will be stepping down as Chairperson into the Vice Chair role in 2020. “It has been an absolute pleasure to lead the Board through the amalgamation process over the last 6 months. Due to family...

Summer Health News

Summer Health News

Please grab a copy of our latest edition of Health News. This Great Ocean Road Health newsletter will be distributed quarterly and provides information about our latest news and upcoming events. Summer Health News