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About Us

Vision, Role and Values

In order that we meet our responsibilities to the community, our strategic plans and objectives are regularly reviewed and revised. The most recent review has resulted in a new definition of our Vision, Role, and Values as stated below.

Our Vision

Outstanding Rural Healthcare; leading our community to a healthy future

Our Role

We support our community to thrive by:

  • Connecting and providing safe, high quality health services
  • Partnering with people as they make confident health choices for themselves and each other
  • Creating a community approach to health
  • Providing a place where people work, learn and grow

Our Values


We respect the dignity and worth of all people

We seek to understand others’ perspectives, experiences and contributions

We treat all people fairly and without discrimination


We are open honest and transparent in our dealings with others

We are trustworthy and do what we say we will do

We provide support in a professional manner

We protect the privacy and maintain confidentiality of others

ORH Privacy & Confidentiality Policy - [PDF]


We have empathy for people and seek to understand their perspectives

We involve people in decisions that affect their lives

We address concerns with kindness and consideration


We are flexible, creative and responsive to changing needs

We continually strive to deliver efficient, innovative and evidence based healthcare

We value and support our people to excel through learning and development

We seek to positively influence, inspire and empower others


We are reflective and seek feedback to inform and shape our work

We encourage healthy lifestyle choices

We have a multi-disciplinary team approach to deliver integrated care

We enjoy and take pride in our community

Executive Team

Vicki Farthing - CEO

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are appointed to oversee the management of Orbost Regional Health as a Multi Purpose Service under the Health Services Act 1988.

Board members are appointed for a term of up to three years by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Health.

Board of Directors enquiries - may be made to Carol Harrison,
phone 03 5154 6615 or email Carol:

The Board appoints the Chief Executive to manage the functions of the organisation.

The Board meets monthly to monitor performance of Orbost Regional Health in regard to clinical and corporate governance matters and the development of the organisation and its services.

Board Chair - Peter van den Oever

Tabatha Cole

Robyn Frances

Deb Miller

Wayne Pease

Emily Richardson

Not pictured:

Royce Andrews, Thelma Hutchison.

Quality Accreditation

Accreditation and Quality Improvement.
Orbost Regional Health, like all other health services, must be accredited to ensure Safety & Quality.
External inspectors called surveyors check all health services against a range of standards which includes examining clinical care, community areas and residential areas.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee is a group of local citizens that volunteer their time to help guide and advise Orbost Regional Health.


Find Orbost Regional Health's publications on the following page.

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy

Orbost Regional Health (ORH) acknowledges that our community expects high standards of integrity and impartiality from ORH employees and directors. 

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy [DOWNLOAD]

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register [DOWNLOAD]

Archived - Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register 2017 - 2020 [DOWNLOAD]