87 Station Road Foster, Victoria, 3960 sghosp@sghs.com.au
Visiting hours 9.30am-11.30am and
5.00pm-7.00pm daily
10.00am to 2.00pm Weekends
(from 6 July 2020)
Note:There will be screening of ALL visitors for COVID19
(please see details under the “Patient” tab below).

Have you visited any of the exposure sites?


What you need to do next will depend on the site you have visited.

Keep updated with the exposure sites on a regular basis and please share our page with the community, so we can keep all our residents and visitors updated with any changes and advice.

The full list of the Victorian exposure sites and the steps you need to take now is here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks

The full list of NSW exposure sites and the steps you need to take now is here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/…/case-locations-and…



Monday 4 January 2021 Updated Visitor Restrictions

(subject to number of patients and size of room)


Given the emerging status of active COVID cases in the community, all health services within Victoria have to once again restrict visitors.

Enhanced measures are now in place for the restriction of visitors and for the screening and testing of patients with epidemiology including, known primary or secondary close contacts of a COVID case or those who have visited identified exposure sites.

Permitted visitors are restricted to two visitors per patient for up to one hour per day ONLY during the following times:

• 9.30am to 11.30am & 5.00pm to 7.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 2.00pm on Weekends

People in the following categories will not be bound by the one-hour time limit, however the limit of two visitors must still be adhered to:

• A parent or guardian or temporary carer of a patient in the hospital who is under 18 years
• A carer of a patient with a disability
• A partner or support person of a pregnant patient
• A support person for a patient coming into the Urgent Care Centre
• A support person for someone attending an outpatient/CHC appointment
• A person who is providing support to a patient receiving palliative or end-of-life care in hospital

We thank you for and appreciate your understanding during these times and apologise for the inconvenience.

All clients accessing the Community Health Centre must first be screened at the main hospital entrance.

The health of our community, patients, visitors and staff is our biggest priority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Where to go to get tested for COVID 19?

Designated Testing locations


COVID-19 Local Support Booklet

The South Coast Primary and Community Partnership with South Gippsland Shire Council and Bass Coast Shire Council have developed a local support booklet in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The booklet is available to download below – and online on South Gippsland Shire Council’s, Bass Coast Shire Council’s and the South Coast Primary and Community Partnership’s websites.

COVID-19 Local Support Booklet



The Board of Management of South Gippsland Hospital would like to invite you to join us for the  79th Annual General Meeting

Thursday 28 January 2021 at 3:30pm
Via Zoom

Please RSVP by Friday 22nd January 2021
Email: emmah.welsh@sghs.com.au or Phone: 03 5683 9777
Zoom login details will be provided by email on Wednesday 27th January, once RSVPs have been received.

Health Services are here to support good mental health and wellbeing.

COVID-19 has impacted the whole community this year and has forced us to live our lives in ways we could never imagine. These changes have impacted us all differently. For many of us our mental health and wellbeing has been impacted in some way.

Mental Health Month runs each year during October and given our current circumstances is as important as ever to celebrate and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. The campaign puts a focus on positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and in community. It also gives the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in everyday lives, encourages help seeking behaviours, provides simple tips and ideas to support good mental health and wellbeing and will work to reduce any stigma associated with mental health.

The changes brought about by COVID-19 are impacting us all, as a result, with the support of the South Coast Primary and Community Partnership our three local health services, Bass Coast Health, Gippsland Southern Health Service and South Gippsland Hospital are getting behind Mental Health Month 2020. Staff from each of the Health Services will be featured on the hospital social media pages promoting their top tips for good mental health throughout the month of October.

“Small actions can create big changes to your mental health and wellbeing,” said Jan Child, CEO at Bass Coast Health, who supports her staff and volunteers with regular mental health tips in The Weekly, Bass Coast Health’s staff and volunteer newsletter. “Talking about our mental health and wellbeing is one way we can help promote good mental health habits” she adds.

“Mental health issues will affect 1 in 5 Australians every year. Anxiety disorders are often the most common mental health challenge, followed by depression,” said Paul Greenhalgh, CEO of South Gippsland Hospital. “Nearly a third of Australian workers are affected by mental illness annually, and many do not seek help because of stigma,” he added.

“How we take care of our mental health will look a bit different for everyone. Follow the three health services social media pages throughout October to see our staff share advice and ideas on how they look after their mental health and where you and your family can get help.” encouraged Mark Johnson, CEO at Gippsland Southern Health Service.

The South Coast Primary and Community Partnership has produced a Community Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing Services in Bass Coast and South Gippsland. The Guide includes ideas for looking after your own mental health as well as where to get help if you need it.

If you or someone you care for needs immediate assistance you can contact-


13 11 14 – 24 hours a day

BEYOND BLUE:  Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service  – 1800 512 348


Feeling worried or struggling to cope during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Beyond Blue trained counsellors are there to support you 24/7.

Annual Appeal Donations

South Gippsland Hospital receives government funding for the basic running of the health service, however we provide a wide range of services that are either not funded or only partially funded. These activities are funded by generous community support. There are several ways in which you can support the South Gippsland Hospital through a generous donation or gift.


Our promise is a quality-driven service, and our aim is to ensure affordable access to healthcare services
The nursing, hospital and medical staff were nothing short of excellent and I cannot fault the medical and hospital services. You are doing a great job. You should be proud of the service you run. Jan 2019
I had an excellent experience. Thank you. All staff were excellent. I was impressed with the level and quality of care and I am extremely grateful you could look after me.  Jan 2019
Thank you all for the best care I could have received while a patient here. This is a fantastic hospital and you all deserve to be congratulated. Thanks again.  Jan 2019