Annual Reports

On behalf of the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) Board and Executive, we are proud to present the 2020-21 EMHS Annual Report (PDF 21MB).

The past year has been one where we have had to continue looking forward.

We remain indebted to our 9350 EMHS staff for their ongoing efforts to provide the best possible care to our community and deliver on improvement and innovation to keep our health service on track.

We are very fortunate to have a workforce that has been able to adapt and respond to the many challenges thrown its way, including changing patterns of service demand, staffing level pressures and surges in elective and emergency service demand.

Throughout it all, our workforce has remained focused on achieving positive outcomes for our patients.

The resourcefulness of our teams and their ability to multitask has been impressive, but we also acknowledge the impact that the challenges of the past year may have had on the lives of staff and their families beyond work.

We truly appreciate the leadership and support staff have shown one another.

As you read this annual report, we hope that you will feel as proud as we do of some of the excellent achievements that are highlighted, including key projects and initiatives throughout the health service.

We were also proud to have launched a number of new programs and strategies to support our focus on providing safe, high-quality, consumer centred care.

For example, we launched the EMHS Heath in a Virtual Environment (HIVE) and RPBG Medihotel, while also upgrading our security unit to offer even greater protection of our staff, patients and the community.

Further, the past 12 months gave us the opportunity to develop our Aboriginal Cultural Protocols Guideline, Obesity Prevention Strategy, and Multicultural Plan – key guiding documents for the organisation and our values in action.

Our Excellence Symposium yet again, proved to be highly successful with staff and showcased some of the excellent work being done across the sites.

We look forward to the coming year and commend our wonderful EMHS staff on the care, compassion and commitment they continue to show to each other and our community.

Ian Smith PSM
Board Chair, EMHS
Liz MacLeod
Chief Executive, EMHS

Last Updated: 03/12/2021