St John of God Ballarat Hospital

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St John of God Ballarat Hospital provides hospital care for people living in Ballarat and Western Victoria regions.[1]

Founded in 1915, the 196-bed hospital is located in the Central Business District of Ballarat, a city in Victoria, Australia. It is the largest private hospital in regional Victoria.[2]

St John of God Ballarat Hospital is a division of St John of God Health Care, a leading Catholic not-for-profit health care group, serving communities with hospitals, home nursing, and social outreach services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region.[3]


St John of God Ballarat Hospital has five operating theatres, including a 3D theatre,[4] endoscopy unit and a cardiac and vascular angiography suite.[5]

The hospital also has a day chemotherapy centre, medical and surgical wards, a maternity unit, day procedure centre and rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool.[6]


The hospital provides a range of health care services, including:

  • Coronary care
  • Intensive care
  • Elective surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Maternity and gynaecology
  • Medical and surgical
  • Outpatient care
  • Perinatal and infant mental health
  • Community mental health[7]


In collaboration with the Australian Catholic University, St John of God Ballarat Hospital undertakes nursing and midwifery clinical research.[8]

The hospital launched the Ballarat Collaborative Health Research Centre in November 2016, a joint initiative between St John of God Ballarat Hospital, Ballarat Health Services, Australian Catholic University and Federation University.

Ballarat Cancer Centre[edit]

Along with Ballarat Health Services, Austin Health and the Ballarat community, St John of God Ballarat Hospital was part of a successful push in 2010 to secure State and Federal funding for a $56.5 million Ballarat Cancer Centre.[9]

The centre will include two new linear accelerators, four radiation oncology bunkers, four extra chemotherapy chairs and a computed tomography scanner. It is expected to be completed by early 2013.[10]

Social outreach[edit]

St John of God Raphael Services provides perinatal infant mental health care and research in Ballarat. Staffed by mental health clinicians, Raphael Services provide free support for parents and families affected by anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. The services also provide counselling and support for parents undergoing prenatal testing or who have experienced pregnancy loss.[11]

St John of God Health Care delivers community mental health support in Ballarat through its Social Outreach services. Pomegranate House Community Psychology Services provides specialised care to the local community and offers holistic, professional and compassionate care tailored to individual needs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (2010), “Living in Regional Victoria”, pp.3, Retrieved 24 February 2011
  2. ^ "City of Ballarat - Health and Community Services". Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Facilities". Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Pollock, Michael (11 November 2015). "Surgeons break 3D ground in Victoria". The Young Witness. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "About". Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Anam Carer Centre" (PDF). Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "St John of God Health Care Annual Report 2015-2016 page 51" (PDF). Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Nursing and midwifery research". Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  9. ^ The Courier (12 February 2011), “Ballarat cancer centre: work begins”. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  10. ^ The Courier (12 February 2011), “Ballarat cancer centre: work begins”. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Mental health: perinatal services around Ballarat". Retrieved 15 June 2017. 

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