Barwon Health

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Barwon Health
Location Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Founded 1998

Barwon Health is a health care provider in Australia, with services ranging from hospital, rehabilitation, elderly care, community health centres and mental health services. Founded in 1998, Barwon Health is among the largest comprehensive regional health services in Australia and also one of the largest regional employers in that country. Its facilities include University Hospital, Geelong[1] (formerly Geelong Hospital), the McKellar Centre,[2] and five community service centres in Victoria, located in Corio, Belmont, Newcomb, Torquay, and Anglesea.


Barwon Health was founded as a regional health service provider in 1998[3] following the amalgamation of the five following service providers:
Geelong Hospital (now University Hospital Geelong)
Grace McKellar Centre (now named McKellar Centre)
Surf Coast Community Health Centre (Torquay and Anglesea)
Geelong Community Health Centre
Corio Community Health Centre

Vision and Mission[edit]

Upon its inception in 1998, Barwon Health devised a vision and a mission to guide strategic planning programs. These are based upon the organisation's values (Respect, Compassion, Accountability, Innovation & Commitment).
Together with our community we build healthier lives, inspired by world class standards
With our consumers at the forefront, we excel in delivering efficient integrated care, education and research to advance health and wellbeing for all


  1. ^ "University Hospital Geelong - Barwon Health". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  2. ^ "McKellar Centre - Barwon Health". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Barwon Health - About Us". Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

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