Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).
Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.
The Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital Emergency Departments together see close to 130,000 adult and paediatric presentations per year, providing assessment, investigations, and treatment to patients who present for urgent and emergency care. Both Footscray and Sunshine Departments contain Emergency Observation Units providing extended emergency management for patients requiring short term observation and treatment for up to 24 hours. There are currently 25 EFT of Emergency Physicians across Sunshine and Footscray Departments, together responsible for the supervision and training of nearly 40 EFT of registrars, both training and non-training with ACEM, along with multiple interns and HMOs.