COHEALTH – Critical service provider in critical time | Members Statement

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) :

The COVID-19 pandemic is considered as the most crucial global health calamity of the century and the greatest challenge that humankind faced since the Second World War.

No words are enough to express the gratitude for our healthcare workers and healthcare organisations working tirelessly during this pandemic to fight it off.

Cohealth is one such organisation whose role has been critical during current times.

Cohealth offers a broad range of high-quality, integrated health and support services, including medical, oral, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, counselling, family violence, paediatric care, mental health and drug and alcohol services.

Cohealth provides primary healthcare from over 30 sites across Melbourne’s north and west.

In recent months they have played a critical role in providing access to COVID-19 testing across nine testing clinics, including a clinic at the Drill Hall and in West Melbourne.

They have also played an integral role in the delivery of health care to residents on the North Melbourne and Carlton housing estates, including the ongoing medical care of residents with coronavirus.

Cohealth’s bicultural workers are playing a vital role as ‘cultural bridges’ creating and promoting important COVID-19 information to people from non-English-speaking backgrounds.

I am proud of such organisations, working in my area of Western Metropolitan Region, providing such critical services in the current times.