Whitehorse Community Health Service Ltd
Whitehorse Community Health Service (WCHS) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides high quality, accessible and integrated services to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. WCHS focuses on servicing community health needs with priority given to those at greatest risk of poor health. The organisation offers both individual services and group programs for people of all ages including allied health, children’s & family health, counselling and oral health services, chronic disease management, diabetes services and social support & prevention programs.
Whitehorse Men’s Shed additional day and Quality of Care Report launch
Whitehorse Community Health Service (WCHS) is excited to announce it has funded the Whitehorse Men’s Shed program to add an extra day’s service, enabling it to operate three days per week. WCHS Board Chair Dr Kathleen Brasher officially launched the service extension at a special event held at the Men’s Shed on Thursday 21 November, where the WCHS 2013 Quality of Care Report was also released.
The event was attended by special guest speaker Mr David Parkin (former AFL player and four-time premiership coach) as well as an array of government and council representatives, corporate sponsors, Whitehorse Community Health Service staff and the “Shedders” themselves. Two of the Shedders shared their own personal experiences of the Men’s Shed and described the impact the program has had on their lives. David Parkin also spoke compellingly about the importance of men’s health and the significance of social connectedness amongst men (click here to read Doug Powell's moving speech).
Currently operating two days per week, the Men's Shed has not been able to meet demand for some time. The extra day’s service funded by WCHS will create more places and reduce the significant waiting list for the service.
Click here for more information about the Men’s Shed.
Click here to download our Quality of Care Report 2012/13.