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
1.3 STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
- Preventing illness and injury, where possible.
- Healing, where we can;
- Helping, when we can; and
- Caring, even after a patient leaves us.
1.4 CORE VALUES
for details please see the Strategic Plan 2014-2018