2020/2021 A Year in Review10/12/2021
CMH 113th Annual Report 2020/202110/12/2021
Executive Assistant


Part Time Position – Wednesday to Friday (8.30am – 5.00pm)

 Victorian Public Health Sector – Health & Allied Services, Managers & Administrative Workers Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 

Grade 1 Administrative Worker HS1


Casterton Memorial Hospital has a career opportunity available in support of its Administration services. This role will provide administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and Manager Nursing Services.

This position requires excellent inter-personal skills, sound organisational skills and information technology competency. The role will also require some out of hours work to attend meetings as requested.

A Position Specification is available via the link above. Telephone enquiries can be directed to Mrs Loren Hulm, Corporate Services Officer on 55542555.

Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including two (2) current referees, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer will be received up until 5pm Friday 10th December 2021.


Owen Stephens, CEO

Casterton Memorial Hospital

63-69 Russell Street,



Casterton Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.


Board of Directors

Appointments to the boards of directors of Casterton Memorial Hospital


The Minister for Health, Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board director positions of Casterton Memorial Hospital with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2022.

Safe and high quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Applicants for board directorships must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.

Collaboration, through the recently established Health Service Partnerships, is a key Victorian Government priority ( Applicants should have a demonstrated history of achievement through collaboration and partnering. Being able to demonstrate strong working relationships, particularly in the Victorian health sector, will be highly valued.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the Victorian public with relevant experience and qualifications to contribute to the strategic leadership of public health care delivery to the community.

Casterton Memorial Hospital is a small rural health service that delivers a range of programs and services for our local communities. The Health Service has one campus located in the township of Casterton. Further information is available on our website

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards, and committees, broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. Applications are welcomed from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.

Applications close at Midnight Monday 29 November 2021.

 Further information including how to apply, please visit

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact Lee Fairley on 03 9595 1365.

For all enquiries regarding the board, please contact Loren Hulm on 03 555 42 555.


GRADUATE NURSE 2022 (Multiple Positions Available)


Casterton Memorial Hospital is a small rural health service which provides acute care, primary care, aged care and allied health services to the community of Casterton.


The Graduate Nurse program is for newly graduated registered nurses and comprises of two intakes each year (January and April) with a total of 4 graduates.

The length of the course is 52 working weeks at 8 shifts per fortnight (64 hours/fortnight).

A week of annual leave is designated to each graduate in the middle of the program which extends the period to 53 weeks in total. Any additional leave taken due to extenuating circumstances (personal etc) during the course will need to be made up on completion of the course.

The program consists of both a theoretical and practical component both of which have been developed in response to the specific learning needs of graduate nurses.


  • Provide an opportunity for the graduate nurse to consolidate and integrate nursing knowledge into practice.
  • Facilitate reflective practice developing a clinical judgement skill set.
  • Support the graduate nurse to progressively fulfil the contemporary role of a Division 1 Registered Nurse, while maintaining the optimal work/life balance.
  • Promote the personal and professional development of the graduate nurse.


The clinical component includes rotations that are around five months in length. Rotations include:

Acute: This placement provides a sound clinical foundation on which to develop clinical skills and knowledge.

Glenelg House (Aged care facility): This rotation enables the graduate to develop clinical leadership, clinical judgement, physical assessment, medication management and communication skills within a person-centred care model.

Surgical /Emergency: During the year, a three week clinical placement in Horsham includes two weeks in the surgical unit and one week in emergency care.



The theoretical component comprises of a five day orientation block in Horsham at Wimmera Health at the commencement of the program and six single study days throughout the year. The study day’s address the identified clinical needs of the graduate nurse. This format allows CMH graduates to integrate with other graduate nurses from across the region.

All graduates are provided three orientation days to CMH on commencement and another day when they transition to their other clinical area.

During the course of the year you will be required to work in a team of four in undertaking a minor research project specific to your workplace. More detail will be provided to successful graduates on employment.


Graduates are encouraged clinically through personal and professional development plans which are reviewed and updated throughout the programme.


Program Co-ordinators/CMH Education Officer: Facilitate the delivery and co-ordination of the program, facilitate clinical support for graduate nurses and assists the graduate to acquire skills and knowledge in a supported environment.

Preceptors: The graduate nurse is allocated a preceptor for the duration of the course.

Unit Managers: Monitor the progress of the graduate nurse during the clinical placement and offers support to the graduate when required.

Group Debriefing Sessions: Group debriefing sessions are held to provide a forum for the graduate nurse to discuss any issues relating to any aspect of the program.


  • All applications must apply using the Graduate Nurse Program computer matching system.
  • We also require an application prior to the date of closure for computer match.

The application should include:

  • a letter of introduction
  • a brief CV
  • academic transcripts up to year 3 semester 1
  • a list of all clinical placements
  • clinical assessments from year 2 and 3
  • a passport sized photo
  • contacts of two professional referees (one of whom must be clinical)
  • current National Police Check (certified copy)
  • current Victorian Working with Children Check (certified copy).

Please note the process of interviews is currently being revised due to COVID 19 and more detail will be provided to applicants through the GNP.

Please send applications via email to [email protected]


Hospital Happenings – May 202110/05/2021
Hospital Happenings – April 202110/05/2021
Hospital Happenings – March 202110/05/2021
Hospital Happenings – February 202110/05/2021
Glenelg House Booklet03/05/2021
Consumer Information Booklet03/05/2021
2019/2020 A Year in Review05/03/2021
CMH Annual Report 2019/2020

Please click on the link to access the 2019/2020 Annual Report.

Hospital Happenings – January 202114/01/2021
December Hospital Happenings21/12/2020
November Hospital Happenings26/11/2020
October Hospital Happenings26/11/2020
September Hospital Happenings26/11/2020
Annual Report 2018/2019

Casterton Memorial Hospital – Annual Report 2018-19

Hospital Happenings – August 2020

A message from our CEO

Hospital Happenings – July 2020

CMH welcomes back Seasons and Exercise Groups. CMH COVID-19 testing

Hospital Happenings – June 2020

This issue includes the Walking Group and International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Hospital Happenings – May 2020

This issue is regarding COVID-19 testing

CMH Hospital Happenings – April 2020

CMH Services, Flu Vaccination information and an update for CMH Volunteers

CMH Hospital Happenings – March 2020

Events in the local community

CMH Hospital Happenings – February 2020

This issue includes Pacemaker Checks, Respiratory Education Sessions and the launch of our Facebook page

CMH Hospital Happenings – January 2020

Survive the Heat

CMH Quality Account 2018/2019

Please click on the link to view our Quality Account for 2018/2019.

CMH Procurement Activity Plan 2018-1912/02/2019
Complaints & Feedback Management Policy

Complaints & Feedback Management including Procurement complaints information.

Casterton Memorial Hospital values employee and all consumer participation and encourages both positive and negative feedback. The organisation aims to present open and accountable services that reassure consumers that their feedback is welcome and will be dealt with fairly and timely. It is acknowledged that the organisation will not always be able to meet expectations; however feedback is seen as an essential component of understanding hoe our services are perceived. This feedback may be used in determining quality improvement initiatives and working towards addressing identified gaps.

Strategic Procurement Process Policy04/12/2018
Collective Procurement Policy04/12/2018
Procurement Governance04/12/2018
Health Purchasing Compliance Statement04/12/2018
CMH Strategic Plan 2017-202004/12/2018
CMH Gifts, Benefits & Hospitality Policy04/12/2018
CMH Strength & Balance Class04/12/2018
Private Patient Information04/12/2018
CMH Community Home Nursing Service03/12/2018
CMH Discharge Services03/12/2018
Consumer & Carer Participation03/12/2018
Advance Care Planning / Directives03/12/2018
Property Maintenance Service03/12/2018
Suggestions, Comments, Compliments & Complaints03/12/2018
CMH Quality Account 2017/2018

Please enjoy Casterton Memorial Hospital’s Quality Account for 2017/2018.

CMH Annual Report 2017/2018

Casterton Memorial Hospital Annual Report for the 2017/2018 Financial Year.

Seasons @ CMH – Social Support Group25/05/2018
CMH- Primary & Community Care25/05/2018
CMH Freedom Of Information Brochure25/05/2018
CMH Dialysis Brochure25/05/2018
CMH Community Health Services25/05/2018
CMH – Glenelg House Residential Care25/05/2018
CMH Quality Care Report 2016-1725/05/2018
CMH Quality Care Report 2015-1625/05/2018
CMH Annual Report 2016-201725/05/2018
CMH Annual Report 2015-1625/05/2018