Aboriginal HealthSouth West Healthcare acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future custodians and Elders of the areas of South Western Victoria in particular the Gunditjmara, Eastern Maar and Wadawurrung people and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Acute Mental Health Inpatient UnitThe Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit at South West Healthcare provides specialist inpatient mental health services for the South West Region of Victoria.
Adult Mental HealthSouth West Healthcare Adult Mental Health Services provide specialist treatment and recovery-oriented services for people living South West Victoria who have a serious mental illness.
Advance Care PlanningCreating your Advance Care Plan (ACP) gives you the opportunity to Have the Conversation.
Aged Persons Mental HealthAged persons mental health services are primarily for people with mental illness who are over the age of 65. We provide specialist services for the treatment of depression, psychosis, dementia and other behavioural difficulties that occur later in life.
AnaestheticsAnaesthetic services are a hospital-wide service providing specialist expertise for managing patients who require procedural or operative anaesthesia.
Bra and Prosthesis FitterTogether, the McGrath Breast Care Nurse and Certified Bra and Prosthesis Fitter provide emotional and practical support for women, men and their families directly or indirectly affected by a breast cancer diagnosis across the Warrnambool region.
Breast Cancer SupportTogether, the McGrath Breast Care Nurse and Certified Bra and Prosthesis Fitter provide emotional and practical support for women, men and their families directly or indirectly affected by a breast cancer diagnosis across the Warrnambool region.
Cancer Link NurseThe Cancer Link Nurse at South West Healthcare provides support for people affected by cancer in Warrnambool and surrounding areas.
Cardiac RehabilitationCardiac Rehabilitation helps people with heart disease to live independent and active lives. The program encourages lifestyle changes that may further reduce your risk of heart problems.
Centre Against Sexual Assault (SW CASA)The South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault provides a safe place for adults and children who have been impacted by sexual assault or family violence. Counselling can assist people recover and heal from these traumas. Counselling is free and a 24 hour service is available for people who have been recently sexually assaulted.
Child and Adolescent Mental HealthSouth West Healthcare CAMHS is a specialist mental health assessment and treatment service for infants, children and young people up to 18 years of age.
Childbirth EducationOur childbirth education services can increase your confidence about what to expect during pregnancy, labour, birth, breastfeeding and the weeks following the birth of your baby.
Children's WardOur Children's ward is a 12 bed inpatient unit that caters for infants and children up to 18 years old who are unwell and require admission.
Clinical Trials UnitThe Clinical Trials Unit at SWH provides regional patients with access to new and emerging medications in an effort to improve medical care for all through the participation in Clinical Trials. Clinical Trials are research studies of medications or devices involving human volunteers, the safety and effectiveness of the new treatment is studied.
Cognitive, Dementia & MemoryThe Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service is a specialist diagnostic clinic which aims to assist people with memory loss, or changes to their thinking, and those who support them.
Community Health (Camperdown)Camperdown Community Health provide services that improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Our services include child and family health, allied health, chronic disease management, diabetes support, oral health services, social support and prevention programs.
Community Health (Lismore )Lisomore Community Health provide services that improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Our services include child and family health, allied health, chronic disease management, diabetes support, oral health services, social support and prevention programs.
Community Health (Macarthur)Macarthur Community Health Centre provides a range health and community based services to support people in the township of Macarthur and the surrounding district.
Community Health (Warrnambool)The Access and Information team is your first point of contact when accessing Community Health Services.
Continence UrologyThe Continence Urology Service can help people who have urinary and faecal continence issues. We offer assessment, education and management advice on a range of continence issues for children and adults.
Continuity Midwife ProgramContinuity Midwife Program (CMP) is available for low and high risk pregnancies.
David Newman Community CentreThe David Newman Community Centre is a friendly and relaxed place for people to come and get involved in community activities that keep them active, healthy, independent and connected to friends.
Day OncologyProviding a range of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy and clinical trials, the Day Oncology Unit provides inpatient and outpatient care.
Delta Therapy DogsThe Delta Society is an Australian wide Volunteer Pet Therapy Program. Here at South West Healthcare we are privileged to have these generous volunteers visiting our patients with their beautiful, well trained & happy dogs.
DentalSouth West Dental Service is a public dental service located in the South West region of Victoria. The clinic provides quality emergency, general, denture and preventative dental care to all eligible age groups.
DermatologyA dermatologist is a specialist physician who manages diseases related to skin, hair, nails and some cosmetic problems. Common conditions include eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and cellulitis.
Diabetes EducationThe Diabetes Services team provides education and support for people with diabetes and their families. Our diabetes services team includes diabetes educators, dietitians, a self-management coordinator and allied health assistant.
Discharge Support and LiaisonWe help you receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.
District NursingProvides a range of nursing care in the community delivered by registered and enrolled nursing staff. Nursing care is available to people of all ages who will benefit from community based care that will support the individual to receive care and remain independent in there own home or other suitable community location.
Ear, Nose & Throat SurgeryAn Ear Nose & Throat physician, or an ‘ENT’, specialises in diagnosing and managing diseases of the ears, nose and throat as well as the head and neck. Medical conditions that and ENT can treat include deafness, tinnitus, ear infections, sinusitis, polyps etc.
Elective Surgery ClinicIf you need surgery, your surgeon sends a referral to the Elective Surgery Clinic. You are then placed on the elective surgery waiting list and treated in turn. The amount of time you wait for your surgery depends on your urgency category.
EmergencyThe South West Healthcare Emergency Department provides 24 hour emergency care for the Warrnambool community and throughout the South West region.
Falls & Balance ClinicThe Falls and Balance Clinic is a specialist clinic at Warrnambool Community Health. The clinic provides comprehensive assessment for people who are at risk of falling, having difficulty walking or experiencing dizziness or loss of balance. The clinic aims to prevent falls and injury, and improve and maintain balance and mobility.
Families where a Parent has Mental IllnessResearch shows that 23% of Victorian children live in families where at least one parent has a mental illness. A range of complex issues can mean that these families often don’t get the support they need.
Fracture ClinicOrthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active.
GastroenterologyGastroenterology is a specialist medicine that is concerned with the digestive system and diseases that affect the gut. A gastroenterologist treats conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcer conditions, bowel disease, liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis.
General Internal MedicineThe General Internal Medicine Department focuses on general and acute care medicine, and provides care for patients that require intensive care. We provide specialist non-surgical healthcare to adult patients with complex, serious, difficult and interconnecting medical problems.
General SurgeryThe general surgery unit at South West Healthcare comprises four surgeons who together manage a broad range of surgical problems and provide emergency and elective services, including endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Geriatric MedicineGeriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on the health and care of people over the age of 65. A Geriatrician diagnoses and treat conditions that occur during the ageing process. They help manage dementia and other cognitive problems, incontinence, nutrition and problems with mobility and frailty.
GynaecologyThe gynaecology team provide specialist women's health services for a wide range of issues including obstetrics, pregnancy, childbirth, hormone disorders and fertility issues.
Health PromotionSouth West Healthcare is committed to providing outstanding healthcare in partnership with our regional community. This includes the provision of a comprehensive range of high quality health and wellbeing services including promoting health and preventing ill-health.
Healthier MeCamperdown Community Health offers a variety of exercise programs tailored for different fitness levels and health issues. These sessions are conducted in a fun, safe and encouraging environment, under supervision of our experience staff.
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies ProgramThe Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies program is a free community outreach service providing support to pregnant women in Warrnambool. The aim of the service is to improve the health and wellbeing of both mothers, babies and their families by working together to find solutions to things that are worrying you.
Hospital in the HomeHospital in the Home (HITH) is a an acute health program that substitutes admitted care in the home setting. Patients who receive HITH care are classified as admitted patients.
Infant Feeding SupportOur Infant Feeding Support Service is staffed by a qualified Lactation Consultant who is also experienced in bottle feeding and all areas of child nutrition.
Infection PreventionThe Infection Prevention Service at South West Healthcare is committed to keeping our patients, staff and visitors safe from infection.
Intensive CareThe Intensive Care Unit has both Intensive Care and High Dependency beds. We have specialised staff and equipment to provide care for patients who have suffered a serious illness or have undergone major surgery. Our priority is to provide the best care for our patients within a supportive and friendly environment for both staff and patients.
Maternity OutpatientThe Women's Health service provides a wide range of care options for women during their pregnancy. Our experienced midwives and doctors provide support for both low and high risk pregnancies.
Medical ImagingMedical imaging is provided onsite at both Camperdown and Warrnambool hosptials. Diagnositic imaging allows us to detect and treat diseases including interventional radiology which is the performance of medical procedures under the guidance of imaging technologies.
Migrant and Refugee SupportSettlement, Engagement & Transition Support (SETS) aims to equip humanitarian entrants and other vulnerable migrants in their first five years in Australia with the knowledge and skills to settle in our region. Clients are given settlement related information advice, advocacy and assistance to access mainstream services that helps them to plan and meet their own needs.
Neonatal Special Care NurseryOur Special Care Nursery provides care for babies that are unwell, premature or require additional support that cannot be provided within the Maternity Unit.
Nutrition & DieteticsNutrition and Dietetics at South West Healthcare provides a wide range of nutrition services to inpatients, outpatients and people in the community.
ObstetricsObstetrics is a specialist service that is focused on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. An Obstetrician has the skills to manage complex high-risk pregnancies and births, fertility issues and performs interventions and caesareans.
Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession that promotes health and wellbeing through daily occupations. We aim to enable people to participate in all activities of everyday life that we want, like and need to do. We can help modify an activity or the environment so you are able to continue doing the activity to your best ability.
OphthalmologyOphthalmology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. An ophthalmologist is a specialist who treats common and complex eye diseases such as loss of vision, eye injuries, glaucoma and cataracts.
OrthopaedicsOrthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active.
Paediatrics and Neonatal MedicineAt Warrnambool Paediatrics, we offer comprehensive care to children and young people from ages 0 to 18 years. Our 5 paediatricians see patients in both the outpatient clinic, and in Warrnambool Base Hospital where we have a 10 bed children’s ward and a 6 bed Special Care Nursery for premature or unwell newborns.
Palliative CareSouth West Healthcare has three Palliative Care Services that operate throughout the Warrnambool City Council, Moyne Shire and Corangamite Shire area.
Perinatal Emotional Health ProgramThe Perinatal Emotional Health Program (PEHP) is a voluntary program of South West Healthcare Mental Health Services that provides family centred psychological care for women and or partners during pregnancy and up to one year post birth.
PharmacySouth West Healthcare Pharmacy provides comprehensive medication services to a range of patients and carers as needed for their best care.
PhysiotherapyPhysiotherapists are experts in movement and function. We work with you to achieve as much movement and independence as possible, and assist in improving injuries or conditions which may have been present from birth, as the result of an accident / injury or part of ageing. We work with a variety of different conditions and ages.
Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryPlastic and Reconstruction surgery unit providing a regional service to the southwest of Victoria in areas of skin cancer management, hand and wrist surgery, trauma and burns surgery and breast reconstruction
PodiatryPodiatry is an Allied Health profession focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of medical conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limb. The conditions Podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone/joint disorders and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies, as well as neurological and circulatory disease.
Postnatal Home CareAt SWH we provide Postnatal home (PNHC) visits to mothers who birth with us and to mothers returning from tertiary hospitals and/or special care nursery’s.
Pregnancy careYour care during pregnancy is important. Our experienced midwives and doctors provide antenatal care to support the health of you and your baby during pregnancy.
Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC)Ngootyoong Prevention and Recovery Centre (PARC) is a recovery service for the community of Warrnambool and surrounding regions including Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Moyne and most of Corangamite.
Primary and Commissioned ServicesThe Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) is a program of South West Healthcare Mental Health Services that is made up of a number of mental health professionals who provide support and consultation, primarily in the area of depression and anxiety, to primary health care providers, in particular general practitioners (GPs), and community health practitioners.
Pulmonary RehabilitationPulmonary Rehabilitation is a program for people living with chronic lung disease and experience symptoms of breathlessness. The aim of our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is to maximise your independence, help reduce symptoms and promote wellbeing.
Rapid Assessment Community Evaluation (RACE)The RACE team of nurses assess aged care residents and community rehab patients to help prevent hospital presentation. The nursing team provides assessment and management of acute medical conditions, where specific management would otherwise require a resident to briefly attend an Emergency Department. The initiative aims to keep residents happy, healthy and in their homes.
RehabilitationRehabilitation focuses on the care of people who have experienced a temporary or permanent disability as a result of an illness or injury such as a stroke, brain injury, amputation, orthopaedic surgery, acute or chronic illness.
Renal Medicine & DialysisRenal medicine, or nephrology, involves the care of patients with all forms of kidney disease. A major part of the work of nephrology specialists is the management of patients with acute kidney injury or advanced chronic kidney disease. This may involve renal replacement therapy, by dialysis or kidney transplant.
Residential Aged Care - Merindah LodgeAt Merindah Lodge, our aim is to deliver excellence in care, whilst enriching the lives of our consumers with a sense of purpose, wellbeing and happiness. We want to help you live the most fulfilling and meaningful life possible. This means that everything we do begins with you, your needs, interests and your preferences.
Respiratory EducationRespiration Education can help your and your family with managing your respiratory condition. We can help if you have been recently diagnosed, or have lived with a respiratory condition for a long time. Our services aims to improve your lifestyle and maximise your health potential. The service is run by a qualified respiratory educator.
School Readiness ProgramOur team of speech pathologists, occupational therapists and social workers working in kindergartens and schools across our region to provide extra support to help children to get the most out of their early learning. In kindergartens we work with teachers and families attending to support children's communication development, wellbeing and inclusion. In schools we work with teachers to enhance oral language in the classroom.
Smoking Cessation ClinicTo help you to give up smoking and provide support to assist you staying smoke free. Our program includes one on one counselling addressing why you may smoke and how to change "habits" and deal with the emotional side to smoking. We educate our clients in the correct use of smoking cessation medications and how to qualify for PBS scripts.
Social Work & CounsellingThe Social Work and Counselling Team provides inpatient service within the hospital and also provides counselling and support to the community. The Social Work and Counselling Team assists clients and their families with the effects of illness, grief and loss, anxiety and depression related to health conditions and difficult life events.
Speech PathologySpeech pathologists work with people of all ages who have communication or swallowing difficulties. Speech Pathologists assess and treat people with a range of difficulties. These may include problems with speech, voice, using and understanding language, fluency, reading, writing and swallowing (dysphagia).
Stomal TherapyStomal therapy service provides education and support to people undergoing surgery that involves the formation of a stoma. This education includes the pre and post-operative care of a stoma or Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube management. A stoma is a surgically created opening on the body, this includes the elimination of body waste.
StrokeAs a Primary Stroke Service, Warrnambool provides Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Acute Stroke Unit, inpatient Rehabilitation services as well as community phase care.
Suicide PreventionTo prevent suicides and reduce the devastation it causes, it is important that our communities get the support they need. Our services aim to reduce the risk of suicide, to support people at risk of taking their own lives and to provide support to families and loved ones who may be bereaved by suicide.
Urgent Care Centre (Camperdown)The South West Healthcare Camperdown Urgent Care Centre provides 24 hour emergency care for the Camperdown community and surrounding region.
UrologyUrology is a specialist service that deals with problems of the kidney, bladder, urethra and adrenal glands. An Urologist is a specialist who treats men, women and children with conditions such as cancer, kidney stones and infection, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, infertility and pelvic muscular problems.
Women's & MaternityThe Women's and Maternity Services unit comprises of 12 beds and 4 birthing suites and provides expertise in women's health care including pregnancy, birth, postnatal care and gynaecological conditions.
Wound ManagementThe Wound Management team includes a specialist nurses in the science of wound healing. A Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Nurse Consultant will provide care for any patient with a wound or at risk of developing a wound.