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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

BHAG 2015 AGM & President’s Report

Bellinger Health Action Group Inc. 2015 AGM

The 2015 AGM was held on the 29th July 2015 at the Uniting Church meeting room Bellingen.  All the positions on the Committee were filled with a new member joining us this year.

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

Public Officer: Fenella Briscomb
President: Barbara Moore
Vice President: Pauline Murphy
Secretary: Fenella Briscomb
Treasurer: John Conway
Committee Members: Shirley Dunne, Charlotte Blesing and Marlene Howes.
Consultant VMO: Dr Cain English

Pauline Murphy stepped up to the Vice President’s position and she will continue her previous role as chief fundraiser. Marlene Howes joined us this year. Marlene has been one of our enthusiastic volunteer gardeners at the hospital for the past 12 months. (If you would like to join our gardening group please contact Barbara Moore)

Everyone on last year’s committee re-nominated for the same position and they were unanimously elected.

This past year culminated in celebration after celebration showcasing the many successes of our previous years of challenges and battles. We do however remain vigilant.

The Minutes and President’s report of the 2014 AGM may be viewed by clicking on these links:

BHAG 2015 AGM Presidents Report

Minutes of BHAG AGM 29 July 2015

On behalf of the 2014/15 committee I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our amazing community for your on-going support. 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.

Yours in ‘SOS Bellingen Hospital’,

Barbara Moore (President BHAG Inc.)

BHAG 2014 AGM & President’s Report

Bellinger Health Action Group Inc. 2014 AGM and New Website

The 2014 AGM was held on the 30th July 2014.

All the positions on the Committee were filled with the exception of the Vice President and this position remains unfilled.  I welcome 2 new members onto the 2014/15 Committee – John Conway and Charlotte Blesing.

President: Barbara Moore
Public Officer: Fenella Briscomb
Secretary: Fenella Briscomb
Treasurer: John Conway
Committee Members: Shirley Dunne, Charlotte Blesing and Pauline Murphy.
Consultant VMO: Dr Cain English

If you are a current financial member of BHAG Inc. and you would like to nominate for the position of Vice President would you please contact Barbara Moore on 02 6655 1898 (leave a message on the answering machine) or 0427 551 898.  The Vice President’s position is not onerous with the committee meeting 4 times a year with the occasional but rare extraordinary meeting called if an urgent matter arises.

If you are not a current financial member and would like to nominate for this position it is only $2.00 for lifetime membership.  Please contact Barbara Moore to make the necessary arrangements.

We have a new website that is managed by one of our Committee members so that all current news items and activities of BHAG Inc. are reported promptly.

It may look similar however it is using a WordPress format and now has an additional ‘Link’ to the Volunteer Gardening Group website so that you can view the amazing works they do at Bellingen Hospital.  Watch that site as we commence a new Landscaping Project – the ‘Patient Wellness Garden’.  This project involves multiple Community Organisations such as Bellingen Lions and Rotary to name a couple.

The Minutes and Presidents report of the 2014 AGM are able to be viewed or printed on this new and updated website by clicking on the attachment below.

Presidents Report AGM 2013-2014 30th July 2014

Minutes of BHAG AGM 30 July 2014

On behalf of the 2014/15 committee I would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our amazing community for your on-going support.  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.

Yours in “SOS Bellingen Hospital”

Barbara Moore
(President BHAG Inc.)