Barwon Health employs over 6,200 across 21 sites, with 1,015 beds, stretching down the coast to Torquay and Lorne. Barwon Health is one of the most comprehensive service providers in the state and is a major education provider through our relationships with Deakin University, Melbourne University, Monash University and The Gordon.
Health services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care and sub-acute/rehabilitation.
Facilities include one acute hospital, a separate sub-acute site for inpatient and community rehabilitation, four residential aged care facilities and 16 community-based sites providing mental health, rehabilitation and general care.
We play a complementary role in meeting the needs of our primary catchment - the greater Geelong area with a population in excess of 290,000 and provide more complex, specialist health care for up to 500,000 people in the wider region extending to the South Australian border. In addition to serving the needs of the permanent population, Barwon Health also provides care to the visiting population which in peak seasons can increase the population by over 70 per cent or close to 195,000 people.