Our Story

Everything you need to know to prepare yourself for a career at LRH

Person-centred care | We put our patients first in our care, planning and decision-making.

Integrity | We are honest and respectful in our dealings and accountable for what we do.

Excellence | We aim high to ensure our community receives timely and relevant care.

Working together | We will respond to challenges together to create a safe, quality health service.

Work the Latrobe way

LRH is a values-based organisation. Our values are the foundation of our service and set the standard in everything we do.

Developing a culture to support you

We have pledged to create a culture of respect, kindness and collaboration to underpin our quality and safety efforts. We want our teams to be able to do their jobs well in an environment which promotes ‘speaking up for safety’, learning and improvement.

Keep learning

LRH is recognised as a leading learning hospital with ongoing career opportunities. We provide a safe and rewarding work environment for all of our staff and have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership excellence, education and training.

We invest in our staff through supported learning activities, dedicated leadership programs and secondment opportunities.

As a teaching hospital we partner with Monash University’s School of Rural Health and Federation University to provide placements and clinical experience opportunities for students.

Career Opportunities

LRH offers a range of opportunities for you to launch your career including:

  • Multidisciplinary leadership development programs
  • Discovery programs in our Critical Care Unit, Theatres, Paediatrics and Special Care Nursery.
  • Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Program including Mental Health
  • Graduate Enrolled Nurse Program

And you don’t have to be a doctor, nurse or clinician to make the most of our opportunities for career development. LRH has a dedicated Education and Training Unit with regular non-clinical training activities.

Leadership opportunities

Our leaders are critical to evolving our health service. Our approach is to develop health professionals, managers and leaders through leadership programs and secondment opportunities within LRH and across the Gippsland health network and Department of Health.We offer an environment which encourages collaboration and innovation. Bring your ideas to the table!

Jobs and skills for Aboriginal people

LRH is committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We welcome applications and offer the support of our Aboriginal Health Liaison officers. Phone (03) 5173 8653. Follow this link to look at the current list of jobs on offer.

If you would like to read our Aboriginal Employment Plan 2021-2025, click here.

The plan aligns with Barring Djinang, a five-year strategy by the Victorian Government to enhance Aboriginal employment across the public sector. Barring Djinang has adopted an Aboriginal employment target of 2 per cent for the Victorian Public Service. For LRH, this means an ongoing commitment to meaningful careers for current and future Aboriginal staff.

Welcoming and inclusive

LRH strives to be welcoming and inclusive to all, because in a regional community like ours, the people we care for are not just numbers, they are also the people we know, love and respect.

We value workforce diversity and inclusion, where individual uniqueness is embraced. We also value diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Facts and figures

Located 150km east of Melbourne, we are one of Gippsland’s largest employers, with around 2600 employees. We are a purpose-built teaching hospital caring for a population of more than 270,000.

With 313 beds and treatment chairs, our range of specialised services includes; cancer care, cardiology, and mental health.

We are Gippsland’s main provider of mental health services, with community mental health services in the Latrobe Valley, Sale, Bairnsdale, Yarram, Orbost, Warragul, and Wonthaggi.

A significant expansion is due to open in 2024, with an increase in theatres, a new ICU, larger and contemporary women’s and children’s units, and more inpatient beds. Our mental health services are also being improved for people seeking timely care and treatment.

LRH's spirit of teamwork, collaboration and innovation during the most challenging days of the pandemic, was recognised by the 2022 Premier's Medium Health Service of the Year award, a major category in the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.