The 28th Annual General Meeting for Hesse Rural Health was held on Tuesday 21st February at the Hub, Winchelsea. Hesse highlighted it many achievements and challenges for the year 2021-22.

The 2021-22 Annual report is now available on the Hesse website.




Guest Speaker:
Alice King, the BSW Health Service Partnership Officer, provided a thought provoking presentation on the current home based services initiatives in our region.




Congratulations to the recipients of the Charlie McDonald Scholarship

• Liz Hicks, Accounts Officer – Emerging Leaders Course
• Brooke Greig, Community Health Nurse – Cervical screening & sexual health Training

Staff Service Recognition Awards

15 Years of Service:
Sarah Stocks, EN
Sarah is an enrolled nurse who has worked at Hesse in residential aged care since 2006. Sarah is a hard working and conscientious member of staff who strives to provide the person-centred, high quality care Hesse’s is so proudly known for. Over the years, Sarah has been an active contributor to many quality improvements at Hesse, regularly providing feedback and suggestions that is very much appreciated. Well done Sarah, and thank you for all you have for our aged care residents over the years.

Brooke Greig, Community Health Nurse
Brooke has worked across all areas within the organisation since starting in 2005, including in Residential Aged Care, District Nursing and community nursing. Since 2014 Brooke has worked predominantly from the Rokewood Community Health Centre providing community education, health support, and facilitating community groups. Brooke has been instrumental in the delivery of school based education including Farm Safety, Personal development, Health Eating, to both local schools and kindergartens within our catchment. Brooke has developed strong connections within the Rokewood community and has become an essential resource for health and wellness support and referrals.
Thank you Brooke for your passion and commitment for rural health over the last 15 years.

Staff 25 Years’ Service

Lynne Horne, Playgroup facilitator
Lynne commenced with Hesse in 1998, as the facilitator of the Children at Play program at the Beeac Community Health Centre. Lynne is well respected in the local community for her dedication and commitment to local families and child well-being. She has a commitment to early childhood development and creates meaningful attachment between parent and child. Lynne has been the first point on connect for a number of new parents enabling them to build strong local networks and lifelong friendships. We thank Lynne for all of her efforts over the years, including those she puts into her ‘Supported Playgroup’ program to ensure that every session has activities that stimulate and support the needs of the children attending. Lynne is always wearing a smile, she knows every child’s name and has an open ear for each and every parent if they need a chat. It is a privilege to present Lynn with a 25 year service award this evening.