Formed in 1998 Barwon Health, based in Geelong, Victoria, is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care and serving up to 500'000 people in the Barwon south west region. Barwon Health is the largest employer in the region with over 8000 staff and 1000 volunteers.
Barwon Health has consistently received awards for being at the forefront of high quality health care services to the community. We are the major teaching hospital for the Deakin Medical School and have an active and growing research base.
Barwon Health provides care through 22 sites stretching down the coast to Anglesea, Torquay and Lorne. Care is provided through:
- One main public hospital: University Hospital Geelong
- An inpatient and community rehabilitation facility at the McKellar Centre
- Aged care through lodges at the McKellar Centre at its sites in North Geelong and Charlemont
- A total of 16 community-based sites at key locations throughout the region
- Outreach clinics