Available Services

One of the key factors that determine whether or not we are successful in fulfilling our founding ambition is the extent to which we can provide services locally to our communities through the skill, compassion and dedication of medical and support staff.

The wide range of available services reflects the fact that West Wimmera Health Service has the ability to provide the people of our region with a comprehensive health service that is both expert and available close to home.

A list of available services is set out below or you may wish to download our services brochure:

 

Aged Care

  • Aged Care Assessment
  • Home Care Package Program
  • National Respite for Carers Program
  • Residential Hostels & Nursing Homes

Acute & Surgical 

  • Acute Emergency Care
  • Acute Hospital Care
  • Admission Clinic Discharge Coordination
  • Audiology
  • Central Sterilising Service
  • Dialysis
  • Domiciliary Midwifery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Gastroenterology (endoscopy)
  • General and Specialist Medical Care
  • General and Specialist Surgery
  • Gynaecology 
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Maternity Shared Care Clinic
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician
  • Post Acute Care
  • Radiology
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Regional Discharge Planning Strategy
  • Volunteers

Primary & Preventative Health

  • Ante / Post Natal Classes
  • Asthma Education 
  • Cancer Council Victoria – Cancer Awareness
  • Cancer Resource Nurse
  • Cancer Support Group
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Community Kitchen
  • Continence Education
  • Diabetes Education
  • Dietetics
  • District Nursing Services
  • Emergency Relief Program
  • Exercise Groups –   
    • Aerobics
    • Falls & Balance Group
    • Gentle Exercises
    • Tai Chi
  • Farm Safety Education
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Football Practice for Farmers
  • Fun, Fit and Fabulous
  • Gateway to GirlPower Secondary Schools collaboration
  • Gorgeous Girls School Program
  • Guys & Gals School Program
  • Hairdressing
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Home and Community Care
  • Immunisations 
  • Kindergarten Screenings –
    • Speech Pathology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
  • Let's Read Program
  • Massage Therapy
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Memory Lane Cafe
  • Men’s Sheds
  • Mother/Daughter Puberty Nights
  • National Diabetes Service
  • Nutrition Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthodontic Referral
  • Pap Smear & Health Check Clinics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planned Activity Groups – Activities, Outings & Socialisation
  • Podiatry
  • Puberty Biz for Grade 6 Children & Parents
  • Puberty Nights for Boys
  • QUIT Trainer
  • Rural Primary Health Service
  • Safe Scooter Skills
  • Social Work – Welfare 
  • Speech Pathology
  • Strutting Strollers
  • Wimmera Football League Physiotherapy

Dental

  • Dental Diagnostic
  • Dental Prosthetic

Disability Services

  • Advocacy
  • Adult Day Service
  • Community Access
  • Community Inclusion Program
  • Food Preparation and Sales
  • Futures for Young Adults
  • Garden Maintenance Program
  • Individual Support
  • Living Skills
  • Respite Care
  • Retail Assistant Training
  • Supported Employment
  • Therapy Programs
  • Vocational Training

Regional Services

  • Allambi Elderly Peoples Home, Dimboola
  • Avonlea Hostel, Nhill
  • Dunmunkle Health Service
  • Edenhope College
  • Edenhope Hospital
  • Goroke P-12 College
  • Harrow Bush Nursing Centre
  • Hindmarsh Shire Council
  • Jeparit Primary School
  • Kaniva College
  • Kindergartens – Nhill, Jeparit, Kaniva, Rainbow, Goroke, Minyip, Murtoa, Natimuk
  • Lutheran Primary School, Nhill
  • Natimuk Primary School
  • Nhill College
  • Rainbow College
  • Rainbow Primary School
  • Rural Northwest Health
  • St Patrick’s Primary School, Nhill
  • West Wimmera Shire Council
  • Woomelang Bush Nursing Centre
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council

Service Support

  • Education
  • Engineering and Maintenance
  • Environmental
  • Health Information Management
  • Hospitality
  • Library and Resource Centre
  • Volunteers

Training and Alliances

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University
  • Latrobe University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of South Australia
  • St. Laurence
  • Traineeships
  • Western District Employment Access
  • Wimmera Hub Inc
  • Work Experience
  • Work Placements

Nursing Homes & Hostels

  • Nhill
    • 'Iona Digby Harris' Home 
  • Kaniva
    • 'Archie Gray' Nursing Home    
    • Kaniva Cottages Hostel 
  • Jeparit
    • Tullyvea Nursing Home
  • Rainbow
    • Weeah Lodge Nursing Home
    • Bowhaven Hostel
  • Natimuk
    • ‘Allan W Lockwood’ Special Care Hostel
    • Trescowthick House Hostel
    • Natimuk Bush Nursing Home Annexe 
  • Rupanyup
    • 'Stonehaven' Nursing Home

Community Programs

Hospital to Home (H2H)

The program supports patients in the transition from hospital to home. Patients must live in municipalities associated with West Wimmera Health Service.

 

National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP)

This program aims to enhance the quality of life for carers and care recipients, who are frail older people, people with dementia, young people with a disability and people with a terminal illness in need of palliative care. The program contributes to the support and maintenance of caring relationships between carers and their dependent family members or friends by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support appropriate to the individual needs of carers and those people for whom tehy care.

Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs)

These packages offer comprehensive assistance to the elderly to support them in their homes, thus delaying entry into a hostel or nursing home.

Post Acute Care (PAC)

Provides community based services such as community nursing and personal care.

Home and Community Care Program (HACC)

This program provides care in home and community settings to frail older adults, younger people with disabilities and their carers, promoting independence and avoiding premature or inappropriate admission to long term Residential Aged Care.

Home care Package Program

Home Care Packages are planned and coordinated packages of care to help older people remain living in their own homes. They are funded by the Australian Government to provide for the complex needs of older people.