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"Being Independent is Important to People" - Meet 'The Fixer,' Belinda Borley

If they turned the community of Orbost into a gangster movie, Belinda Borley would be “the fixer.” “When people need something, if they need a little help,...


"It's All About Our People" - ORH Honours Long-Serving Staff at Annual General Meeting

Lee-Anne Marshall, a Registered Nurse who has looked after patients at the Orbost hospital since 1978, was one of a number of Orbost Regional Health (ORH)...


I Feel Like I Am Contributing to the Community” - the Warm Welcome of Andrea Jones

ORH’s Community and Home Support Services is a caring friend that supports and encourages people in the community that need a little assistance. It is a...


"We Connect People" - Orbost Neighbourhood House Responds to Critical Community Needs

In every home, all over the world, there is that one special drawer in the kitchen. You know the one. You’ve got one too. It’s where you put things that...



Heralding the Orbost Regional Health Volunteers Behind Local Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels volunteer Shirley Aquilina delivering to client, Athalie Mason.   Today on National Meals on Wheels Day (Wednesday, 30 August), the...


The Blow-In and The Local - Different Folks Work Toward Same Goal in ORH Kitchen

ORH Chef Rob Symons and Apprentice Gail Johnson. Photo by Jake Lynch/ORH Orbost Regional Health, like the community it serves, is a mixture of new faces and...


“This is a Good Community" - Rick McCluskey on Why He Loves Being a Personal Carer in Orbost

Some people find their calling at an early age. For some, it comes to them as a character in a kid’s storybook, or as a uniformed hero flashing through a...



"Caring for People Just Makes You Feel Very Happy" - Two Nurses’ Different Pathways to ORH

Though they have now arrived in the same place, the journeys that Orbost Regional Health nurses Dan Samarakoon and Zoe Jenkins took to get here could not...


ORH Lays Out “Our Shared Vision for the Future”

Recruitment and training of health care workers, further developing the working relationship with other hospitals in the region, and continuing to pursue...


Happy News for GPs - Medical Clinic Planning for Smooth Transition During Maternity Leave

It is a time of both celebration and careful planning at Orbost Regional Health with the news that two of the Medical Clinic’s GPs are expecting new...


Moogji, ORH Coordinate Services for Indigenous Community

Moogji Aboriginal Council in Orbost is in the process of redeveloping its medical centre facility  on Stanley Street, allowing it to expand the health...


ORH Purchases Merindah Centre - Will Provide Aged Care, Disability, Training Services

Orbost Regional Health (ORH) has purchased the Merindah Centre building on Forest Road, and will use the space to provide aged care and disability services,...


What Health Services Do You Want In This community?

We are seeking input from the community about what changes and improvements the health service should prioritise. The ORH Community Needs Survey will gather...


We Need to Make Our Diversity Committee More, Well, Diverse

Orbost Regional Health is looking to grow and expand its Diversity Committee, and is seeking community members that can offer new perspectives into how the...


Are You Prepared for Extreme Heat?

The Australian summer is no joke. For many people, particularly the elderly or those with health conditions, it can be a dangerous time. It is important that...


Crafty Crew at Lochiel House Providing Comfort to Those in Need

There is a saying about teddy bears, that they sleep all day so they can stay awake at night to chase away bad dreams. For kids and grownups everywhere, the...



“I Want to Help People Get Back on Their Feet" - New Physio Joins Orbost Regional Health

New ORH Physiotherapist Jonas Hirang. Whether it be a large hospital in the metropolis of Manilla, or a country hospital in the rural surrounds of East...





Local Blokes Invited to Join Orbost Men's Shed

Photo courtesy mensshed.org The Orbost Men’s Shed is looking for local blokes of all ages interested in getting together to work on projects for themselves...


Six-Month Training Program in Orbost for New Careers in Health Industry

KEY POINTS Six-month Certificate III in Individual Support Course starts June 28 For more information email mitchell.schwenke@orh.com.au or call...



We Are Hosting a Diversity Plan Community Consultation Session

ORH Diversity Plan Community Consultation Session Tuesday, 5 April from 2 – 4pm More info: Orbost Regional Health Diversity Manager Andrew Phillips 0438 546...



“One Big, Happy Family” – Sally-Anne Herbert Celebrates 10 Years of Fun and Games at Lochiel House

Have you ever been around someone who truly, passionately loves the work that they do? It’s energising. The excitement and joy radiates off them like...


40 Years a Remarkable Legacy of Caring for Lauryn Hulme

Is it possible to calculate how many people a nurse has helped over a 40-year career? Probably not, except to marvel at the real, human impact that nurse has...


In the Face of Tough Times, ORH Continues to Protect Community Against COVID

The past couple of years have been challenging for health services everywhere. Here in East Gippsland, our health care workers have done a remarkable job in...


The Human Touch: ORH Goes the Extra Mile to Keep Aged Care Residents Connected During COVID

People need people. These many months of lockdowns and isolation have certainly made us more aware of that than ever. The urge to see and talk to other...