Barwon Health North forms part of Barwon Health, which is the health service responsible for the provision of services at the new site.
Formed in 1998, Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance.
Health services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum, from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care. With the exception of neurosurgery and transplantation, virtually all other specialties are available through University Hospital Geelong.
Care is provided to the community through:
- Community health services at key locations throughout the region.
- Aged care through the McKellar Centre and its sites in North Geelong and Charlemont.
- Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at North Geelong and Belmont.
- A major teaching hospital and its associated services.
With more than 6000 staff, we are also one of Australia's largest regional employers and a major education provider through our relationships with Deakin University, Melbourne University, Monash University, the Gordon and a number of other educational centres and universities.
City of Greater Geelong
The City of Greater Geelong (the City) is the organisation that sets the strategic direction for the Greater Geelong Local Government Area and provides a range of services to the community. The City is responsible for the planned Northern ARC project and the existing Waterworld, Centenary Hall and Corio Library site. Barwon Health North will share the site with these facilities.
The Victorian Government is funding Barwon Health North, with the Department of Health and Human Services as the project lead.
Department of Health – www.health.vic.gov.au
State Government – www.vic.gov.au