Western Health

Western Health is one of Victoria’s largest health services, comprising three acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including the newly opened Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital) and Williamstown Hospital. Our teaching hospitals are affiliated with the University of Melbourne School of Medicine, and the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine.

We provide care to a population of approximately one million people in Melbourne’s west.

Our services range from acute tertiary services in emergency medicine, intensive care, medical and surgical services, subacute care and specialist ambulatory clinics, and maternity and paediatric services. We also operate the Sunbury Day Hospital, drug health services and a wide range of community services.

It’s a time of exciting growth at Western Health, with the $1.5 Billion new Footscray Hospital project underway and the new facility due to open in 2025. The Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department is also expanding and in 2021 will be three times the size of the current department. With the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine Hospital we are on track to become the state’s second largest maternity hospital this year.

Both Footscray Hospital and Sunshine Hospital have Emergency Departments accredited for Emergency medicine training by ACEM with a combined patient census of over 110 000. Sunshine ED is also accredted for Paediatric EM training. 



Western Health is now recruiting Emergency Registrars and Emergency Medical Officers!   Serving a growing and diverse multicultural community, our Emergency Departments at Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals manage a broad case mix with access to all major surgical and medical specialties. Collectively the ED’s see over 120 000 patients each year, one of Melbourne’s busiest Emergency Department services.   With a graduated expansion of the Sunshine Emergency Department commencing early 2021 there will be a large uplift in both clinical spaces and workforce. With the New Footscray Hospital to be complete in 2025, Western Health offers exciting opportunities ahead as a place to train and work!   Both Footscray and Sunshine EDs are accredited urban district sites for ACEM training, with access to terms in: ICU Anaesthetics Paediatric EM An accredited Simulation Registrar special skills term Rotation to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Major Referral/ Trauma experience...
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