About Latrobe Regional Hospital
Latrobe Regional Hospital came into existence in July 1991, bringing together the Latrobe Valley Hospital at Moe, the Central Gippsland Hospital at Traralgon and St Hilary's Nursing Home at Morwell.
The organisation expanded in July 1995 when LRH became the main provider of regional mental health services. This was part of a statewide reform which resulted in LRH providing inpatient, residential and community-based care.
As LRH continued to grow, it was widely recognised both the Traralgon and Moe campuses required significant upgrades to meet the future demands of the region.
In 1996 Australian Hospital Care Limited (AHC) won the contract to build and operate a 257-bed public hospital west of Traralgon and in July 1998 LRH started operation as Victoria's first privately owned public hospital.
Two years later the Victorian Government assumed responsibility for its operation.
In 2006 the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre was opened, further broadening the hospital's role and reflecting the increasing importance of LRH as a regional health care provider.
A $79 million expansion was completed in 2017 and features a larger emergency department, cardiac catheterisation laboratory and two new inpatient units.
Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland's specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne and is one of the region's largest employers with more than 1900 staff.
We are a purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of more than 260,000 people.
We offer medical services such as elective surgery, emergency care, aged care, obstetrics, mental health , pharmacy, rehabilitation and medical and radiation oncology.
LRH has four operating theatres and specialises in general surgery, orthopaedic, opthalmology, gynaecology and obstetrics as well as ear, nose and throat surgery and urology. A hybrid cardiac catheterisation laboratory run in partnership with Alfred Health will significantly boost heart health services.
We are the main provider of mental health services across Gippsland and have community mental health teams in the Latrobe Valley, Sale, Bairnsdale, Yarram, Orbost, Korumburra, Warragul and Wonthaggi as well as an inpatient unit at the hospital.
As a teaching hospital we are closely affiliated with Monash University's School of Rural Health and Federation University and provide placements and clinical experience for students.