Latrobe Regional Health (LRH) is located 150km east of Melbourne at Traralgon West and is recognised as the regional provider of specialist health services in Gippsland. We are a public health service established under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic). This followed the amalgamation of public hospitals in Traralgon and Moe and a nursing home in Morwell in 1991. LRH became the major provider of acute mental health services in the region in 1995, taking over from Hobson Park Hospital, Traralgon.
We provide public hospital services in accordance with the principles of the National Health Care Agreement (Medicare) and the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).
LRH has more than 300 beds and cares for a population of more than 290,000. Our catchment covers about 42,000 square kilometres from Phillip Island to Mallacoota in the far east.
We provide cardiac care, surgery, medical, renal, emergency care, aged care, women’s and children’s services, pharmacy, allied health and rehabilitation. Medical and radiation oncology are offered by the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre on site.
LRH offers inpatient care to people experiencing mental illness and community mental health services extend across the Latrobe Valley, Sale, Bairnsdale, Yarram, Orbost, Warragul and Wonthaggi. Our Macalister Unit has 10 acute beds for older people with complex needs relating to mental illness as well as 10 nursing home beds.