Western Health (WH) manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital at Footscray; Sunshine Hospital at St Albans; and the Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, and a Transition Care Program at Hazeldean in Williamstown.

A wide range of community based services are also managed by Western Health, along with a large Drug and Alcohol Service. Services are provided to the western region of Melbourne which has a population of approximately 800,000 people.



Western Health provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services from its various sites; ranging from acute tertiary services in areas of emergency medicine, intensive care, medical and surgical services, through to subacute care and specialist ambulatory clinics. Western Health provides a combination of hospital and community-based services to aged, adult and paediatric patients and newborn babies.

Employing nearly 6500 staff Western Health has a strong philosophy of working with its local community to deliver excellence in patient care.

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Our community

  • Has now reached approximately 800,000 (3% higher than previous population projections) within our primary and secondary catchments
  • Is among the fastest growth corridors in Australia
  • Covers a total catchment area of 1,569 square kilometre
  • Has a diverse social economic status¬∑ Is one of the most culturally diverse communities in Victoria with 38% speaking a language other  than English at home
  • Speaks more than 100 different languages/dialects.

Our values

Compassion – consistently acting with empathy and integrity.

Accountability – taking responsibility for our decisions and actions.

Respect – for the rights, beliefs and choice of every individual.

Excellence – inspiring and motivating innovation and achievement.

Safety – prioritising safety as an essential part of everyday practice.