Fraser Coast ATSICCHO Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare has recently undertaken a major organisational review to achieve the necessary change in management to meet the growth demands of the organisation.
Galangoor’s new-look management team is in the process of implementing and embedding the new organisational
management structure. Together they give the service an opportunity to leverage a strong combination of local community knowledge and sector-leading experience.
Newly appointed Regional Services Manager Cassie Douglas, who has transitioned from her role as Deadly Choices Coordinator is now responsible for overseeing delivery of Allied Health services and Deadly Choices.
Ms Douglas is also spearheading the rollout of Galangoor’s Community Outreach Clinics, to provide access to comprehensive primary healthcare for clients in outlying towns.
Cassie is excited about this new service, intended to strengthen Galangoor’s service infrastructure to effectively support individualised and integrated care.
“The Outreach Clinics are designed to expand our current in-clinic service to the broader community by providing access to comprehensive primary healthcare for clients in outlying towns. By going out to the people who need us, we are able to facilitate better access for them and remove barriers to patient uptake of appointments.”Cassie Douglas, Galangoor, Regional Services Manager
The Community Outreach Clinics will be run by a dedicated outreach service team in a custom-fitted clinic van. Key to getting and keeping the clinics on the road and getting the mob on board, will be Galangoor’s newest Community Liaison Officers—Georgina Owens, Chris Chapman and Portia Walters.
Services available through the Outreach Clinics will include general medical, hearing screens, child and maternity clinics, annual health checks, and Deadly Choices healthy lifestyle sessions. Future plans will meet identified demands for Allied Health and select Specialist Clinics.
Stevan Ober said providing external services to our mob has always been part of the organisation’s plan.
“Transport options can be limited for many of our people, and they shouldn’t always have to travel to access the care they need.”Stevan Ober, Galangoor CEO