The Central Hume PCP is one of 28 Primary Care Partnerships across Victoria. The Central Hume PCP is supported by the Victorian PCP, which exists to support and promote the primary care partnership platform and the broader use of partnerships to achieve improvements in population health and well being.

Our Vision

A community where all people enjoy quality of life and are healthy, well and active.

Our Mission

Working together to strengthen collaboration and partnerships we will drive real improvements in health and wellbeing outcomes that are meaningful in our community.

Our Role

Our role is to:
  • Continue to build a robust and current evidence base.
  • Act independently to broker opportunities and build active relationships that advance our priorities.
  • Support our partners and active relationships to build their capacity to act to achieve our priorities.
  • Measure and celebrate our success, and continuously improve our practice to achieve our priorities.

Principles

The Central Hume PCP will:

  • Respect and value the views of all partners.
  • Focus on social justice and equity, creating a strong voice for advocacy.
  • Listen to the views and experiences of consumers.
  • Apply catchment wide and place-based approaches.
  • Work collaboratively and collectively, and pool our resources for greatest impact.

Our Priority Population Groups

Our priority population groups include older people, families with young children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people living with chronic disease, and women and children facing violence.

The Central Hume PCP’s Strategic Plan 2018-2020 has been developed as part of a collaborative process between Central Hume PCP members and stakeholders. The strategic priorities represent the collaborative work and shared vision of the Partnership and provide a clear direction for our work together over two years.

Download: Central Hume PCP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

Central Hume is in the North East of Victoria.

Our catchment covers four local government areas – Alpine, Benalla, Mansfield and Wangaratta. We are part of the Ovens Murray Goulburn area as shown below.

Working at the catchment level helps us to achieve systems change. The smaller hospitals and their communities rely on the regional hospital in Wangaratta.

Our small rural communities need access to other regional health and wellbeing services. These services are also based in Wangaratta. They are funded to service our catchment.

The governance of the Central Hume PCP is the responsibility of the Central Hume PCP Executive Committee.

There are eight members of the Central Hume PCP Executive.

  • Four Central Hume PCP Health & Wellbeing Partnership representatives. These are the Chairs elected by Central Hume PCP members who participate on each of the Health & Wellbeing Partnerships (LGA based).
  • Three general members, elected by the membership of the Central Hume PCP.
  • One member who is the auspice organisation for the Central Hume PCP.

The appointments to the Executive Committee are for 2 year terms.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is supported by:

  • Huw Brokensha
    Executive Officer
  • Lisa Guppy
    Executive Support & Projects Officer

Central Hume PCP Team

Huw Brokensha

Executive Officer
Monday to Friday
Email: huw.brokensha@centralhumepcp.org
Phone: 03 5761 4279
Mobile: 0436 690 156

Lisa Guppy

Executive Support and Projects Officer
Monday to Friday
Email: lisa.guppy@centralhumepcp.org
Phone: 03 5761 4217 

Chris Thorne

Aboriginal Community Support Worker
Monday to Thursday
Email: chris.thorne@centralhumepcp.org
Mobile: 0417 438 445

Kirsty Barnes

Program Coordinator: Access and Integration
Monday to Thursday
Email: kirsty.barnes@centralhumepcp.org
Phone: 03 5761 4317
Mobile: 0484 241 198

Ellie Stringer

Program Coordinator: Prevention and Early Intervention
Email: ellie.stringer@centralhumepcp.org
Phone: 03 5761 4325
Mobile: 0472 816 913

Catherine Fuller

Program Coordinator: Dry Conditions Resilience
Email: catherine.fuller@centralhumepcp.org
Phone: 03 5761 4346
Mobile: 0417 924 659

Kathleen Brasher

Principal Strategic Advisor: Age Friendly Communities
Email: kathleen.brasher@centralhumepcp.org
Phone: 03 5761 4217

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