West Gippsland Healthcare Group provides acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, community and aged care services, primarily in the Shire of Baw Baw, approximately 100 kms east of Melbourne.
We operate from a number of sites. They are West Gippsland Hospital, Community Health Centres in Warragul, Trafalgar and Rawson, Cooinda Lodge and Andrews House aged care residences, and Warragul Linen Service.
Our history dates back to 1888 when the community established a hospital to service the area between Melbourne and Sale. A member of an early settler family, Mary Sargeant, donated the land on which West Gippsland Hospital, the main campus of the Group, now stands.
We have health service delivery responsibilities across a mixture of rural, urban residential and agricultural areas located within the Shire of Baw Baw, and draw clientele from the peripheral east and west of the shire. The Group services a primary catchment population of approximately 52,500. The administrative headquarters are located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul, the largest town in the West Gippsland area.
We enjoy close links with other healthcare providers including the Ambulance Service, general practitioners, residential aged care providers, the Baw Baw Shire, other public and private hospitals and a range of other healthcare professionals in private practice.
West Gippsland Healthcare Group acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which our services are located and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
We are committed to providing culturally safe health practices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To help achieve this we have worked with the local community to develop a new training package for staff.
On March 16, 2023, National Close the Gap Day, West Gippsland Healthcare Group launched this series of Cultural Safety Videos.
We are proud to share the first of these with the wider community, in which Kurnai Elders Cheryl Drayton and Linda Mullet talk about their own history and family experiences, and why cultural safety is so important for Aboriginal people.
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Phone: 03 5623 0611