About Us

West Gippsland Healthcare Group provides acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, community and aged care services, primarily in the Shire of Baw Baw, approximately 100 kms east of Melbourne.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group comprises a number of sites. They are Baw Baw Health and Community Care Centre, Community Services Centres in Warragul and Trafalgar, Cooinda Lodge Aged Care Residence, Rawson Community Health Centre, Andrews House Aged Care Residence, Warragul Linen Service and West Gippsland Hospital.

West Gippsland Healthcare Group's history dates back to 1888 when the community established a hospital to service the area between Melbourne and Sale. A member of an early settler family, Mary Sargeant, donated the land on which West Gippsland Hospital, the main campus of the Group, now stands.

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Latest News

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Thursday 27 February 2014

The Gippsland Sporting and Classic Car Register recently donated a $4,251 cheque to Cooinda Lodge to purchase a portable lifting hoist.

Category: Latest News
Wednesday 12 February 2014

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is thrilled to receive an enormous $400,000 donation from the Drouin Auxiliary.

Full accreditation status for WGHG

WGHG currently has the following accreditation ratings:

• Full Aged Care accreditation rating with full compliance to all 44 criteria for Andrews House and Cooinda Lodge
• Full accreditation for our hospital and community services under EQuIPNational
• Full accreditation meeting 3 standards and 18 expected outcomes for our Home and Community Care Services (HACC) under the Community Care Common Standards
• Warragul Linen Service full accreditation ISO 9001 Quality Management System
• Community services registration under the Children, Youth and Families Act, 2005
• Full food safety certification
• Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Accreditation

Our Vision:

To improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

Our Mission:

West Gippsland Healthcare Group is committed to the provision of high quality, integrated health care that meets the changing needs of individuals and our community.

News Briefs

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Number of Births exceed 1000



We achieved another record breaking year during the 2012/13 financial year, delivering over 1000 babies at our Hospital.

Proud parents CJ and Matt Rovers of Drouin, where delighted to discover their baby son Maverick, made special news.
Weighing in at 9 pounds, Maverick was born on Monday 24th June at 11.17pm, only day after his expected due date.