Loddon Mallee Health Network

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Shaping the future of health service delivery to give our communities a great experience throughout the Loddon Mallee region
About us

About us

The Loddon Mallee Health Network (LMHN) is an unincorporated joint venture governed by CEOs of public hospitals from the Loddon Mallee region.

The LMHN respects the sovereignty of local governance of each hospital and health service Board of Management, and the strategic focus of the LMHN Regional Plan 2020+ was developed in conjunction with the Board Chairperson's input and endorsement.

Individual Boards of Management have openly acknowledged that operating
strategically and collaboratively across the region strengthens the future offering and viability of healthcare services to our communities. The LMHN is a voluntary arrangement, not a proxy for amalgamations or mergers.

The region commits to furthering the quality and safety of healthcare provision.  The driving force for creating the LMHN was to ensure a great person-centered care experience across the entire region, a first of its kind in Victoria.

In the Loddon Mallee region, the LMHN has the remit to deliver on Health Service Partnership (HSP) Priorities as outlined by the Victorian Department of Health. The health services within the region work together to ensure every hospital is safe and sustainable and provides the most appropriate services for patients based on the skill mix of the staff and the physical infrastructure of each hospital.

Meet the Board
Blak Butterfly - Loddon Mallee First Nations Emergency Care Best Practice Framework

Blak Butterfly - Loddon Mallee First Nations Emergency Care Best Practice Framework

Click here to view the framework.

Content in the framework is for information and consideration.

The System Reform for First Nations Communities in Emergency Departments & Urgent Care Centres research project throughout Victoria’s Loddon Mallee Region (LMR), commenced in August 2023.

Led by the Loddon Mallee Health Network (LMHN) and Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research, La Trobe Rural Health School, this project was funded by the Department of Health (DoH) AHII to address the high proportion (6% to 15%) of Aboriginal people leaving Loddon Mallee Emergency Departments (EDs) before being seen, and the lack of cultural safety reported by Aboriginal people.

Blak Butterfly


LMHN Regional Review June 2024

Read this digital magazine to learn more about our latest projects designed through collaboration with the Department of Health and member hospitals to improve healthcare for everyone in the Loddon Mallee Region. 

Back issues can be read by clicking the links below:

Regional Review March 2024

Regional Review November 2023

Regional Review August 2023

Regional Review May 2023

Regional Review March 2023

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the First Peoples of Australia who are the Traditional
Custodians of the land and water where we live work and play. We
celebrate that this is the oldest living and continuous culture in the world.
We are proud to be sharing the land that we work on and recognise that
sovereignty was never ceded.