About SGH

South Gippsland Hospital is located in the small town of Foster at the gateway to Wilson’s Promontory, Corner Inlet and Waratah Bay. The town of Foster has a population of approximately 1200 people however the official catchment area of the Hospital boasts 6,500 people.

The organisation, classified as a small rural health service , is an integrated hospital and community health service providing a broad range of acute and primary care services. It is closely associated with the Foster and Toora Medical Centres which provide the medical practitioner services.

The hospital has:
– 16 inpatient beds
– an Urgent Care Department
– low risk birthing services
– an operating theatre
– same day procedures
– a contracted radiology service

The Community Health Centre (CHC) has a broad range of services and health promotion activities to help local residents develop healthy lifestyles and prevent and manage illness. Services are delivered in the CHC, via clinics in surrounding towns, or home visits. For further information visit the Community Health Centre webpage.

Vision, Mission, Strategic Directions and Values
1.1           VISION

South Gippsland Hospital will demonstrate excellence in community focused rural healthcare’

1.2           MISSION
  • To deliver the highest quality health care services that are equitable and accessible to all; that
  • Meets the current and changing needs of our community; and
  • Collaborate with our strategic partners to provide innovative models of care that reflect best practice
  • Develop a health service which is responsive to community needs
  • Improving status of our community’s health status and health experiences
  • Expanding our workforce and build system capacity
  • Increase financial sustainability and productivity
  • Implementing improvement and innovation
  • Increase accountability and transparency
1.4          CORE VALUES
  • Mutual respect: We treat others the way we want to be treated.
  • Accountability: We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and mistakes.
  • Trust: We act with integrity and can rely on each other.
  • Excellence: We do our best at all times and look for ways to improve.

for details please see the Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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