BHAG 2018 AGM & President’s Report

Wellness Garden – Archimedean Spiral

The 2018 AGM was held on the 25th July 2018 at the Uniting Church Hall Bellingen.

I would like to thank and extend a warm welcome to the members of the 2018/2019 Committee:

Public Officer (retained): Fenella Briscomb
President: Barbara Moore
Vice President: Pauline Murphy
Secretary: Fenella Briscomb
Treasurer: John Conway
Committee Members: Charlotte Blesing, Marlene Howes and Margaret Hooper
Consultant VMO: Doctors Derek & Olivia Bell

This past year’s ‘on ground’ activities continued to demonstrate our communities’ commitment to our local Bellingen Hospital with regular maintenance of the gardens we have created and restored including watering during the very hot and long dry Spring and Summer seasons.  This physical presence at our hospital reminds senior executives and staff that our community remains vigilant and committed. We will never allow them to forget what happened in late 2009 when our community was called to action and saved our very own Bellingen Hospital.

Regular maintenance, expanded services and new capital works are a common occurrence by the health network including the recent installation of solar power (grid connected) that was funded by the NSW State Government. Many of you may recall that Martin Hogan had discussed this matter with Health in 2010 and I can report that he is absolutely delighted to hear this news. We would expect the savings will translate to more funds available for core health services however if a critical situation were to occur such as a loss of services or a change in the delivery of core services that one would expect at a local public hospital we would immediately act and confidently call upon our amazing community to rally to the cause.

The Minutes and President’s report of the 2018 AGM are able to be viewed by clicking on the links below.

On behalf of the incoming committee I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our amazing community for your on-going support.  Your generous donations and acknowledgment of the committee’s work encourages us to continue in what may appear to be a stable and safe situation – though we remain the ever vigilant sceptic. We continue to represent your voice at all levels of Government and at the senior level of management of the Mid North Coast Local Health District and locally at Bellingen Hospital.

Please contact us if you have any concerns about the service or stable future of our Bellingen Hospital as we are your voice – loud and clear.

Yours in ‘SOS Bellingen Hospital’

Barbara Moore (President)

MINUTES OF BHAG AGM 25 July 2018

2018 Presidents Report

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BHAG 2018 AGM – Wednesday 25 July 2018

To nominate for a position on the BHAG Committee, please download and complete the nomination form below and forward it to the BHAG Secretary, PO Box 120, Bellingen NSW 2454

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2018 BHAG AGM Nomination Form Office Bearer Website

BHAG 2017 AGM and President’s Report

The 2017 AGM was held on the 26th July 2017 at the Uniting Church meeting room Bellingen.

I would like to thank and extend a warm welcome to the members of the 2017/18 Committee:

Public Officer (retained): Fenella Briscomb
President: Barbara Moore
Vice President: Pauline Murphy
Secretary: Fenella Briscomb
Treasurer: John Conway
Committee Members: Charlotte Blesing, Marlene Howes and Margaret Hooper
Consultant VMO: Doctors Derek & Olivia Bell

I would like to offer the committee’s thanks to Shirley Dunne for her past support both as a committee member and a hospital gardening volunteer.

This past year’s ‘on ground’ activities continued to demonstrate our communities’ commitment to our local Bellingen Hospital with regular maintenance of the gardens we have created and restored including watering during the very hot and long dry Spring and Summer seasons.  This physical presence at our hospital reminds senior executives and staff that our community remains vigilant and committed. We will never allow them to forget what happened in late 2009 when our community was called to action and saved our very own Bellingen Hospital. Regular maintenance, expanded services and new capital works are a common occurrence by the health network however if a critical situation were to occur such as a loss of services or a change in the delivery of core services that one would expect at a local public hospital we would immediately act and confidently call upon our amazing community to rally to the cause.

The Minutes and President’s report of the 2017 AGM are able to be viewed by clicking on the links below.

On behalf of the incoming committee I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our amazing community for your on-going support.  Your generous donations and acknowledgment of the committee’s work encourages us to continue in what may appear to be a stable and safe situation – though we remain the ever vigilant sceptic. We continue to represent your voice at all levels of Government and at the senior level of management of the Mid North Coast Local Health District and locally at Bellingen Hospital.

Please contact us if you have any concerns about the service or stable future of our Bellingen Hospital as we are your voice – loud and clear.

Yours in ‘SOS Bellingen Hospital’

Barbara Moore (President)

Presidents Report 2017 Final

MINUTES OF BHAG AGM 26 July 2017 Final

Wellness Garden survives the heat

On 01 March, the Bellingen Courier-Sun published our good news story …

The hard work of our gardening volunteers paid off, and the Patient Wellness Garden survived water restrictions and multiple heatwaves.  And this year, the Volunteer Appreciation Day Morning Tea is to be held in the garden. It’s great to see the garden being used and appreciated.

Wellness Garden survives the heat

 

BHAG 2016 AGM & President’s Report

Patient Wellness Garden

Patient Wellness Garden

The 2016 AGM was held on the 27th July 2016 at the Uniting Church meeting room Bellingen.
All the positions on the Committee were filled with new consultant VMO’s joining us this year.

I would like to thank and extend a warm welcome to the members of the 2015/16 Committee:

Public Officer (retained): Fenella Briscomb
President: Barbara Moore
Vice President: Pauline Murphy
Secretary: Fenella Briscomb
Treasurer: John Conway
Committee Members: Shirley Dunne, Charlotte Blesing & Marlene Howes.
Consultant VMO: Dr’s Derek & Olivia Bell

All committee members on last year’s committee re-nominated for the same position and they were unanimously elected. I would like to thank last year’s members for their commitment and extend my gratitude for their continued dedication to ‘Preserving Services at Bellingen Hospital’.  My special thanks to Dr Cain English for the invaluable service he provided during the past years as our Consultant VMO (Visiting Medical Officer) at Bellingen Hospital.

This past year’s ‘on ground’ activities was dominated by the creation of the Patient Wellness Garden as a further demonstration of our communities’ commitment to our local Bellingen Hospital and Yes, we also challenged senior executives on other medical and administrative matters resulting in some unexpected successes.  Yes we remain vigilant.  If a critical situation were to occur we would immediately act and confidently call upon our amazing community to rally to the cause.

The Minutes and President’s report of the 2016 AGM are able to be viewed by clicking on the links below.

On behalf of the 2015/16 and incoming 2016/2017 committee I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our amazing community for your on-going support.  Your generous donations and acknowledgment of the committee’s work encourages us to continue in what may appear to be a stable and safe situation – though we remain the ever vigilant sceptic. We continue to represent your voice at all levels of Government and at the senior level of management of the Mid North Coast Local Health District and locally at Bellingen Hospital.

Please contact us if you have any concerns about the service or stable future of our Bellingen Hospital as we are your voice – loud and clear.

Yours in ‘SOS Bellingen Hospital’

Barbara Moore (President BHAG Inc.)

BHAG 2016 AGM Presidents Report

Minutes of BHAG AGM – 27 July 2016