About SGH

South Gippsland Hospital is located in the small town of Foster at the gateway to Wilson’s Promontory, Corner Inlet and Waratah Bay. The town of Foster has a population of approximately 1200 people however the official catchment area of the Hospital boasts 6,500 people.

The organisation, classified as a small rural health service , is an integrated hospital and community health service providing a broad range of acute and primary care services. It is closely associated with the Foster and Toora Medical Centres which provide the medical practitioner services.

The hospital has:
– 16 inpatient beds
– an Urgent Care Department
– low risk birthing services
– an operating theatre
– same day procedures
– a contracted radiology service

The Community Health Centre (CHC) has a broad range of services and health promotion activities to help local residents develop healthy lifestyles and prevent and manage illness. Services are delivered in the CHC, via clinics in surrounding towns, or home visits. For further information visit the Community Health Centre webpage.

Vision, Mission, Strategic Directions and Values
1.1           VISION
  • Our Vision is to create the healthiest community in the State.
1.2           MISSION
  • Our Mission is to provide and promote the best health services for all our community, using safe and caring practices, through strong collaborations with all our partners.
  1. Preventing illness and injury, where possible.
  2. Healing, where we can;
  3. Helping, when we can; and
  4. Caring, even after a patient leaves us.
1.4          CORE VALUES
  • Adaptability: We will be flexible and accepting of new ideas and change for the better.
  • Mutual respect: We treat others the way we want to be treated.
  • Accountability: We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes, and mistakes.
  • Trust: We act with integrity and can rely on each other.
  • Excellence: We do our best at all times and look for ways to improve.

for details please see the Strategic Plan 2014-2018

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