An incorporated body under the Health Services Act 1988, South West Healthcare is overseen by a nine member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor-in-Council from community nominees. Board members each serve three-year terms and may be eligible for re-nomination at the end of each term.
Daily management of South West Healthcare is overseen by an eight-person Executive Team headed by the Chief Executive Officer. Each Executive Director is responsible for a specific area of the service.
110,000 people live in South West Victoria, a vibrant region consisting of the five Local Government Areas of Warrnambool City and the Shires of Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne and Southern Grampians. Our major city, Warrnambool, is one of the fastest-growing regional cities in Victoria. Major primary industries include health, education, retail, tourism, dairy, food production, manufacturing, meat processing, professional services, and new-age energy.
We provide more than 150 medical, nursing, mental health, allied health and community health services.
We are committed to continuous quality improvement and strive for best practice.
We are the region’s largest employer: 1,550 people work for South West Healthcare. Our local economy benefits to the tune of approximately $125 million per annum.