Welcome to PIMHAG Inc

Phillip Island Medical and Health Action Group

We’re working with the community to bring the best possible health and medical services to the people of Phillip Island, San Remo and surrounding communities.

 

Hello and welcome to our PIMHAG website.

The Phillip Island Medical & Health Action Group Incorporated (PIMHAG) is a group of dedicated volunteers that has been working very hard since 2009, to convince the different levels of government that Phillip Island needs a hospital.

However, the decision has now been made, by the Victorian State Government and Bass Coast Shire, that re-opening Warley Hospital is not an option and neither is a stand alone public hospital. The State and local governments have also decided and committed funds and land to build a Medical Hub in Cowes. The federal government has also contributed funding.

The plans for the Hub have now been finalised and building is is underway, with the opening scheduled for 2018, in time for the 150th year celebrations for Phillip Island.  

The Hub will become a part of the medical and health services to Phillip Island, San Remo and surrounds, in conjunction with Bass Coast Hospital at Wonthaggi, for which there are plans to upgrade to sub-regional status.

So while the decision to build the Hub has been made, the actual services available at the Hub have not yet been finalised.  We are currently waiting for the results of the Clinical Services Review, being undertaken by the Department of Human Services, which will be the catalyst for a further round of community consultations undertaken by The CEO of Bass Coast Health, Jan Child and PIMHAG.  For more information you can contact Jan Child’s office on 5671 3209 or email jan.child@basscoasthealth.org.au .

Once the Hub is built, the work will just be beginning as there will always be room for upgrades and improvements.

PIMHAG will continue to advocate for better services and facilities for the Bass Coast at both the Wonthaggi Hospital and the Medical Hub in Cowes.  Together, we can succeed and make a substantial difference.  We know that health and medical facilities are at number one on the list of priorities of the residents of Phillip Island and we will continue to push governments to listen to the people and to take action.

If you would like to become part of the PIMHAG team, please go to our Become a PIMHAG Member page and follow the instructions.  We need all the voices we can get because health is everyone’s concern.