Our Hospital

Cohuna District Hospital incorporating Cohuna Community Nursing Home – Cohuna District Hospital

Welcome to Cohuna District Hospital

The Cohuna community trusts that the employees of CDH will perform their duties impartially. They can only do this if their personal interests don’t conflict with their public duty.

Accepting gifts can give the impression that an employee will favour a particular person or organisation when making decisions or taking action. This may not be the intention of either the employee or the donor but impressions are important. Impressions are also important when the public sector provides hospitality.

All CDH employees should strike a balance between the responsible use of public resources and the benefits that may be delivered to their organisation and, ultimately to the community that they serve. It is also necessary to guard against any perception that hospitality is being used to solicit benefits or encourage other forms of unethical or dishonest behaviour.

  • Clients or relatives may wish to express their thanks for care provided. Should this occur, donations to CDH are welcomed, and donors should be directed to the office where an official receipt will be issued.
  • Employees are not able to accept gifts of money. In refusing to accept a monetary gift the employee should inform the party of the gifts benefits and hospitality policy.
  • Employees are not able to accept jewellery or items appearing to have intrinsic or sentimental value.
  • Small token gifts such as sweets, biscuits and flowers or other inexpensive items are allowed to be exchanged between clients and staff for particular occasions e.g. birthdays or festive occasions such as Christmas and Easter. These gifts must not be linked to any care needs normally provided, and must not be exchanged on a regular basis.


Can I expect confidentiality?
Can I refuse treatment?
Can l make a Bequest to the CDH in my will?
How are my doctor and ward chosen?

Senior Management

Bernadette Loughnane
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed April 2021 - RN, RM, BaHSc(Nsg), G Dip Nursing Mgt, GAICD, FCHSM, CHE, MaHSM
Masters Health Service Management
Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Assessor with Australian Council on Health Care Standards since 2006.
Councillor, Australian Council on Health Care Standards representing Australian College of Health Service Managers.
Fellow of Australasian College Health Service Managers.
Board Director Australian Council on Health Care Standards
Board Director Loddon Mallee Network.
Completed Executive Fellows Program (2022) with Australian New Zealand School of Government.
Co-chair of Victorian Small Rural Health Service CEOs.


Wendy Lunghusen
Director of Clinical Services
Appointed July 2021.   Post Graduate Certificate of Health (Scheduled Medicines) RIPERN – add this Graduate Diploma Nursing Science (Perioperative) Graduate Certificate Critical Care Nursing Bachelor of Nursing
Allison Peace
Corporate Services Manager

Appointed July 2023