General Practitioner Update

It is with great pleasure that YDHS can announce that we have secured the services of Dr Charles Luiz to work in the Yarram Medical Centre and hospital. Dr Luiz has worked in Yarram in the past and is very happy to be coming back to Yarram to practice. He will be doing a day and half per fortnight initially with plans to increase these hours over the coming months. Please join YDHS and YMC in welcoming Dr Luiz back to the Yarram community.

We wish to reassure the community that we are continuing to explore options for more permanent doctors. In the meantime, we have secured the services of various locum GP’s, some of whom are returning for their second and third term with us. We have confidence that Dr Luiz, in partnership with our locums, can satisfy the health care needs of our community.


After much anticipation we are coming to the final stages of the build of our Integrated Health Care centre at YDHS. The projected completion date is the end of April. Once the building has been handed over we will be organising dates and times for the staff and community to be able to come and see the finished facility. 

Strategic Plan

The five-year Strategic Plan for YDHS has just been approved by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and endorsed by our Board of Directors. Our vision is for YDHS to be a respected and caring partner in a strong community. Our Strategic Plan describes how YDHS will effectively deliver on our vision in line with Government policy and system and state-wide plans.

Strategic Goals

  • Partnering for a better healthcare experience
  • Delivering seamless care through a ‘One Service’ strategy
  • Growing and supporting skilled, valued caregivers

Strategic Pillars

  1. Our Community: adjusting the service mix to meet the needs of our community
  2. Our Services: strengthening access
  3. Our People: investing in our workforce
  4. Our Partners: developing a partnership approach

What we will focus on in the next 5 years

  • An increased focus on prevention and early intervention to reduce the likelihood of poorer health outcomes.
  • Strengthen our clinical care within defined capability frameworks.
  • Supporting early discharge and hospital avoidance through expansion of home-based service options.
  • Further enhancing the skills of our ‘caregivers’ to better meet the range of complex care requirements of our community.
  • Stronger community and consumer engagement in the provision of care.
  • Advances in technologies and infrastructure that support best care.

The full 2019-2024 strategic plan is available to be viewed on our website.