Nagambie Healthcare (NHC) is a not for profit community run Bush Nursing facility which has been delivering services to its community since 1929. Nagambie is located in the Hume Region of Victoria, has a population of 2000 and delivers acute, subacute, community, palliative and aged care services to a catchment area of 3,302 square kilometres and serves a predominantly aging farming community. A fundamental feature of NHC is that being a locally owned and supported service we are acutely aware of the social determinants of health associated with rurality and social isolation and in particular their impact within our own community.
Nagambie Health Care’s services are well patronised and receive significant support from the community, we currently maintain 98-100% occupancy of our beds with healthy waiting lists for our services, in particular respite care. As a rural provider NHC maintains strong social justice values and places priority on access to its services without emphasis on financial resources. In supporting an ageing farming community NHC services are in demand as we offer to our community a continuum of care, flexibility in our service delivery, support for navigating the healthcare system, outreach services and activities with emphasis on community connectedness.