Shane Dawson is the CEO of Bellarine Community Health

At the PCA February meeting Shane gave a comprehensive outline of the challenges and achievements of his first 18 months as CEO, and gave the PCA an update on recent developments at BCH:

  • BCH has some big news – a GP service beginning on April 8 which will include nurse, pathology, cardiac rehab (already in operation), podiatrist
  • The gym is open to the public
  • Renovations are in progress in Portarlington, the expanded Point Lonsdale site is about to have its opening event, the Eric Tolliday units are undergoing a refit, and Coorabin Hostel will be redeveloped into a specialist consulting suite, possibly enabling chemotherapy
  • Palliative care in the home continues to be offered, with over 50 clients at present

This is all great news for the Bellarine, and we were heartened to hear Shane’s commitment to ‘putting community back into Bellarine Community Health’.


BCH is also currently working with community groups on an Age Friendly Communities project.


Shane is pleased to answer queries via email or in person (5251 4661,