Service Overview

Central Gippsland Health Service is the major provider of health and aged care services in the Wellington Shire. We serve an immediate population of approximately 42,000 in Central Gippsland, and reach a wider community in East Gippsland n terms of more specialised services such as perinatal services, critical care and surgery.

We are unusual being both a sub-regional and an integrated health service, providing a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary services, including a near comprehensive range of HACC services, through to adult intensive, coronary care and level 2 neonatal care.

The current focus of the health service is to use our integration and break down the traditional program barriers and service delivery silos that have flourished, in order to develop a highly efficient system that responds to people’s needs by placing them at the centre of a service delivery system focused on supporting them to achieve their goals and aspirations, consistent with the principles embedded in the “active service model’.

In 2013 CGHS released its Health Plan 2012-2022, which is a consultation document that represents a detailed response to the the Victorian Health Priorities Framework, 2012-2022, Rural and Regional Health Plan. The Plan describes how we can support an area-based planning approach to develop a system that is responsive to people’s needs.

The health service has acute campuses at Sale, Maffra and Heyfield; community and home support services are provided throughout the Shire of Wellington (with the exception of Yarram and District) with centers in Maffra, Sale, Heyfield, Rosedale and Loch Sport; and residential aged care services at Sale, Maffra and Heyfield.

Central Gippsland Health Service manages up to 100 acute and subacute beds, approximately 180 high and low care residential aged care beds, as well as 19 independent living units. Acute services include a full time emergency department, critical care unit, neonatal critical care unit, operating theatres, day procedure unit, and oncology and dialysis services in addition to general medical and surgical services. Bed based subacute services include rehabilitation, GEM and TCP.