Member Communications

Member Communications

Westgate Health Co-operative acknowledges the importance and value of communicating to our members.

Here we will provide regular updates of information pertinent to your membership. Additionally updates can also be found in your membership portal under membership updates and other services, when you login.

Please click on the following link to view our Members' Update

Summer Members Update 2020.pdf

CEO Appointment October  2020

The board of Westgate Health Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Hunter as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Co-operative. 

Liz is a highly experienced Executive who comes to Westgate Health from her position as Head of People and Culture at State Trustees. She has previously worked in Local Council, Wintringham – Aged Care for Homeless People and the car industry in senior leadership roles.

Liz is committed to the community and currently volunteers with Prison Network and has been instrumental in setting up numerous community initiatives.  She is currently the Chair of the Churches of Christ Victoria and Tasmania Board. 

As the WHC Board, we are delighted to have a person with the breadth and experience Liz has to lead and manage our organisation and the broad Westgate Health Co-Op services as we move into the future. 

Liz has expressed: “I am delighted to be joining you shortly in the role of CEO at Westgate Health. I have known of this organisation for many years and have always felt connected to the organisation’s purpose, ethos and values.  I describe myself as a “Westie” (been here 25 years), a People leader with 25+ years in business, and a Community builder. I am looking forward to learning more about the proud history of this organisation and supporting our Board, staff and you, our members, in creating an even prouder future’.

We look forward to Liz commencing on Monday, November 23rd.

Please join the Board in welcoming Liz to this key role.

The Board would like to acknowledge and thank Allison Crunden (Deputy Chair) for her willingness to step into the Interim CEO role.  This has provided support and continuity for our amazing team whilst giving Allison an understanding of the complexities of the Co-op.  Allison will continue in the role until Liz commences and will provide a comprehensive handover. Allison will then remain on the Board as the Deputy Chair.

Jenny Morris

on behalf of Westgate Health Co-op Board


Who would have imagined that as we welcome Spring we would find ourselves in such unprecedented times, (still) grappling with the complexities of COVID-19 and Stage 4 restrictions?  We sincerely hope your extended families are keeping safe and well, and that you are being kind to yourself during extended periods of lock-down.  The Team at Westgate Health appreciate that these are challenging times for our members and are here to support you in any way we can.
We would like to take the opportunity to provide you with some key updates at our Co-Operative:

CEO Position
The Board has accepted the resignation of the CEO, Belinda Beltz. Bel came to the role with vision and energy, and in her time with us implemented many significant initiatives which will contribute to the way forward for the organisation.  Bel would like to thank staff and members who have supported her along the way and looks forward to returning to her consultancy business which will provide greater flexibility in these unprecedented times. On behalf of the Team and Members, the Board wishes Bel all the very best in her future endeavours.
In Bel’s absence, Allison Crunden (Deputy Board Chair) has stepped into the role of Interim CEO (part time) and will continue in this position to maintain continuity during CEO recruitment.  We thank Allison for her willingness to support the organisation in this manner.  The Board has commenced the recruitment process as a key priority and would welcome applications from skilled and passionate members of our community.  If you are interested in this position, please reach out to Jenny Morris (

Board Resignation
It was with regret that the Board received Mike Daley’s resignation.  On behalf of the Membership, we would like to acknowledge and thank Mike for his long term commitment to the organisation, this being the second time that he has served as a Director, and to wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.

Covid-Safe AGM
The Board has been closely monitoring the status of Covid-19 in recent weeks and considering options for holding our AGM, which is usually in October.   Given the current circumstances and extended lock-down in Melbourne, and flexibility provided by the Government in response to Covid-19, we have decided to defer the AGM until early 2021, with details to be confirmed by end of year as we get closer to ‘Covid Normal’.  Our preference is to hold the AGM ‘in person’ if it is safe to do so.

Big Thanks
This year continues to be highly challenging, and we extend our thanks to each of you for your understanding as we have adjusted to changing information and needs.  We also want to acknowledge our amazing Team for their unwavering commitment to our members and your healthcare needs, and to each other as we navigate how to continue operating in a safe and partially virtual way.
Finally, the Board hugely appreciates your ongoing feedback, thank you to those who have completed the survey, we remain committed to continuous improvement.  Please do not hesitate to reach-out via
to provide us with your feedback.
Stay safe and well!
Kind regards
Jenny Morris, Chair on behalf of the Board
Allison Crunden, Deputy Chair, and Interim CEO

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer to Westgate Health

The Board of Westgate Health Co-op Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Belinda Beltz as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Co-operative.

Belinda is a highly experienced Executive who comes to Westgate Health from her previous position as Managing Director of the BelRose Group, Deputy CEO of Masonic Care Tasmania and current Board Director of Lady Gowrie Tasmania.

Belinda will bring expertise and experience in Strategic Planning and Implementation, Team Building and Leadership Coaching, HR Expertise, Operations Management, Policy and Program Development, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

As Chair, and on behalf of the Westgate Health Co-operative Board, we are delighted to have a person with the breadth and experience Belinda has to lead and manage our organisation and the broad Westgate Health Co-op services as we move into the future.

Belinda has expressed: "I am super excited to be joining the team and am looking forward to leading Westgate Health into its next phase. My focus will be to maintain and extend our strong relationships with members and external stakeholders and ensure that the local community we provider services to are well supported in the future".

Belinda will take up her full-time duties on the 13th of January 2020. Acting Executive Officer Murray Baird will assist with a smooth transition to the new arrangements.

Westgate Health Co-op warmly welcomes Belinda to this key role.

Jenny Morris

On behalf of Westgate Health Co-op Board

Report of Annual General Meeting and Declaration of Election of Directors

150 members plus met on Thursday 17 October 2019 to hear Terry Bracks from Western Chances tell the Western Chances story, to receive reports about the past year and to elect a new Board.

The new Board elected is:

Alison Crunden

Michael Daley

Jason Faranda

David Jones

Jennifer Morris

Yolande Powrie

Clare Roczniok

Sharon Scott

Ross Williamson

Appreciation was expressed to those who served on the former Board and decided not to re-stand: Peter Grimm, Jenny Sharp and David Martin.

Gordon McLean, Pat McClean, Peter Cash and Dina Lynch were recognised with Life Memberships for decades of service to the board.

Notice of Annual General Meeting- 2019

Please find attached Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

Nominations for Board positions

The Board are now seeking Nominations for Board Directors please click on the link for more information.

Are you interested in becoming A Director of the Co-operative?

Click here for more information on becoming a Director

Expressions of interest - Finance sub-committee

Please find link for expressions of interest - Finance sub-committee

Message from the Board

Please find attached message from the Board

Special General Meeting Minutes 

Special General Meeting Minutes

Special General Meeting Results

Please see link for Special General Meeting results 

Membership Meetings
We encourage your involvement in being part of our co-operative. Our members, are key to our co-operative thriving and continuously improving our service outcomes

The annual general meeting and any other meetings that we facilitate provide an important opportunity for you to participate. We encourage your attendance and welcome your ideas on topics for future members meetings.

Invitations to member events are sent out to our members via email and for those without email, announcements are posted in our reception areas. For further information please email 

Meetings Schedule

Further details on our meeting schedule can be obtained from our calendar of upcoming events on our homepage. Click Here

Clinic locations & opening hours

South Kingsville

19 Vernon St Sth Kingsville
ph: (03) 9391 6777

Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:30pm

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2 Home Rd Newport
ph: (03) 9391 2222

Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: Closed

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