Welcome to Nursing and Midwifery at Western Health.We are proud of the terrific teamwork that exists within Western Health and the care that we provide to our patients, which is underpinned by the Western Health values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety.A number of our nurses and midwives have been recognised at state and national levels for their excellence in care and focus on meeting our patients' needs. We celebrate and applaud their achievements and commitment.We value and acknowledge the vital role our nursing and midwifery staff play in responding to needs of our culturally diverse community, as we strive to continually develop our nursing practice and develop innovative models of care.
Western Health has three acute facilities, Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and Williamstown Hospital; Sunbury Day Hospital; and Hazeldean Transition Care. This provides our staff with wonderful opportunities to work at more than one campus and gain experience, skills and expertise in more than one specialty or area of nursing, in addition to offering career pathways that can be tailored to an individual's needs.
Sunshine Hospital is a teaching hospital in Melbourne's outer-West with approximately 500 beds. Already renowned for its comprehensive range of services including women's and children's services, intensive and coronary care, surgical, medical, aged care and rehabilitation services, Sunshine Hospital's emergency department, incorporating a paediatric service, is one of the busiest general emergency departments in the state.
Sunshine Hospital now has the third highest number of births of any hospital in the state and so maternity services at Sunshine Hospital are growing to meet the increasing demand within the community.
From 15th May 2019, women's and children's services will be provided in the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital. This facility will provide inpatient and outpatient women's and children's services in a family friendly environment and enable more women and families in Melbourne’s west to give birth and access children’s services closer to home.
Footscray Hospital is an acute teaching hospital with approximately 300 beds and provides the majority of acute elective and emergency services for Western Health.
Patients are provided with a range of inpatient and outpatient services including acute general medical and surgical, intensive and coronary care, sub-specialty medicine and surgical services, and relevant clinical support. Research is conducted at the hospital that covers a range of medical, surgical and specialty areas. Western Health maintains strong partnerships with a number of lead universities including University of Melbourne, La Trobe, Monash, RMIT and Victoria University for medical, nursing and midwifery, and allied health training.
Joy Turner, Director of Nursing/Operations – Footscray HospitalFootscray Hospital, Gordon Street, Footscray Vic 3011Email: [email protected]
Williamstown Hospital is a 90 bed facility providing emergency services, surgical services, a range of rehabilitation services including geriatric evaluation and management, transitional care and restorative care, renal dialysis services (previously provided by North West Dialysis Service), community rehabilitation and community health services.
Douglas Mill, Director of Nursing/Operations - Williamstown HospitalRailway Crescent, Williamstown Vic 3016Phone: 03 9393 0127 Fax: 03 9393 0186 Email: [email protected]
The Sunbury Day Hospital provides a wide variety of specialist ambulatory services including day medical, day surgical, dialysis treatment and specialist clinics.Construction commenced in September 2009 and was completed in December 2010. The first patients were admitted to dialysis in early February 2011. Specialist clinics commenced the same month.
Nicole Davies, Director of Nursing/Operations - Sunbury Day Hospital7 Macedon Street, Sunbury Vic 3429Phone: 03 9732 8600 Email: [email protected]
Hazeldean is located close to the Williamstown Hospital and provides transition care services for the people of the West.
Hazeldean provides person centred care in a cheerful homely environment. To ensure we provide optimum care to our residents, we are staffed by Division 1 registered nurses, enrolled nurses, medical staff, allied health professionals and case managers. This allows our staff to work in a highly professional team that is inclusive and supportive, and we provide an education program which supports our staff in developing ongoing and up to date clinical skills.Jeff Garner, Director of Nursing - Hazeldean Transition Care211 Osborne Street, Williamstown Vic 3016Tel: 03 9397 3167 Fax: 03 9397 3169 Email: [email protected]