There are many ways you can get involved in your local community health service, from being a member on the Board of Directors, volunteering or providing feedback on your experience of Bellarine Community Health services.
We believe that when our service users and the local community are actively involved in our organisation, you get a better health service that is responsive to local needs. We also believe that when people are involved in our organisation, it improves their understanding of the challenges of providing health care to serve and benefit all members of the community.
We invite your involvement in:
- Consumer Participation
- Financial or associate membership
- Board member
- Providing feedback on your service experience
- Sharing your ideas and aspirations through community consultation events
Many different factors affect our health. Working in partnership with other organisations means we can share expertise, skills and resources.
Bellarine Community Health proudly works with other local organisations to provide local people better care and a healthier community including: Barwon Health, the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar, the City of Greater Geelong and Borough of Queenscliff, Local GPs & Medical Centres and the Western Primary Health Network (PHN).
Bellarine Community Health is an independent, not for profit, non-government organisation which has been working to service the health needs of local people for more than 40 years.
We are funded through government agreements, grants, private donations and a small amount of revenue from client fees.
Donations allow us to respond quickly when service needs emerge in our community and to provide the health services that people on the Bellarine think are important. Single or regular donations or a charitable bequest are used by some people as a way to say “thank you” or to demonstrate their value of a local community health service.
Your solicitor or trustee company can provide you with more information on setting up a bequest. All donations are tax deductable. Contact us to discuss donations or bequests.
The Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary raises money through their Op shop and other fundraising to support the needs of the Bellarine Community Health centre and the purchase of equipment . Operating since 1975, the Auxiliary have raised in excess of $600,000.
The Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary welcome new members or new volunteers. Contact Helen Boyle, President on Ph: 5259 1552 for more information.