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Northern Health and Nexus Primary Health sign MOU

Northern Health and Nexus Primary Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner together and strengthen their commitment to addressing health and wellbeing challenges in Mitchell Shire.

The agreement was signed by both Amanda Mullins, Chief Executive, Nexus Primary Health and Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, Northern Health, on Monday, 27 November 2023.

Both organisations welcomed the MOU and committed to creating positive health outcomes for the residents of the northern catchment of Melbourne and southern Mitchell Shire. This collaboration emphasises their dedication to providing health services that resonate with the diverse needs of the local community.

This MOU outlines a collaborative framework to enhance health and wellbeing outcomes for residents, ensuring improved access to services in the Mitchell Shire.

Key initiatives include:

  • Collaborative efforts to address and prioritise health and wellbeing issues in the northern catchment.
  • Active advocacy within the northern corridor to enhance health and wellbeing initiatives, along with improving infrastructure resourcing.
  • A commitment to understanding the health and wellbeing needs of local communities, driving the design of innovative and responsive solutions.

“Nexus Primary Health is excited to be formalising our partnership with Northern Health under this MOU. As a geographical service provider partner, we have always had a positive working relationship with Northern Health, and we look forward to consolidating on this in the near future,” said Amanda Mullins, Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Primary Health.

“As the population through the lower Mitchell area grows, we look forward continuing to deliver care to our community through partnering with the Northern,” said Ms Mullins.

“A strengthened partnership with Nexus Primary Health is timely, considering Northern Health’s recent voluntary amalgamation with Kilmore District Health. Nexus Primary Health serves the Mitchell Shire, which is expected to triple in population in the next twenty years, with an additional 181,000 people set to call Mitchell Shire home,” said Neela Konara, Director of Partnerships, Northern Health.

“This partnership embodies a collective effort to create positive and lasting changes in the health landscape of Mitchell Shire. Northern Health and Nexus Primary Health are thrilled about the transformative initiatives that will unfold as they work together over the coming years,” Ms Konara said.

Featured image L-R: Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, Northern Health and Amanda Mullins, Chief Executive, Nexus Primary Health.

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