Austin Hospital entrance

About Us

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, and health professional education and research in the northeast of Melbourne.

Austin Health comprises the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital (HRH) and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre (RTRC).

Austin Health operates 980 beds across acute, sub-acute and mental health with a 2011-12 annual operating budget of more than $700 million.

Austin Health is an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching and training, affiliated with eight universities. In addition, it is the largest Victorian provider of training for specialist physicians and surgeons.

Statewide services

Austin Health is renowned for its specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation including a number of state-wide services:

  • Victorian Spinal Cord Service
  • Victorian Respiratory Support Services
  • Victorian Liver Transplant Unit
  • Acquired Brain Injury Unit
  • Child Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • Austin Toxicology Service
  • Victorian Poisons Information Centre

What we do

In 2011-12 over 8,000 staff attended to over:

  • 99,552 inpatient admissions
  • 2,009 admissions to our Hospital in the Home program
  • 24,200 operations
  • 186,485 attendances to 360 specialist outpatient clinics
  • 80,100 attendances to a range of allied health outpatient clinics
  • 68,168 emergency department attendances.

Austin LifeSciences

Austin LifeSciences brings together internationally-renowned research institutes and over 800 Austin Health researchers, with a focus on cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, epilepsy and psychiatry.

The Austin Health research institutions include:

  • The Florey Neuroscience Institutes
  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • Institute for Breathing and Sleep
  • Austin Medical Research Foundation
  • Parent-Infant Research Institute
  • Spinal Research Institute

External research funding to Austin Health is over $20 million per annum.

Mission

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, and health professional education and research in the northeast of Melbourne.

Values

Our values guide our behaviour.

Integrity - we exercise honesty, candour and sincerity.

Accountability - we are transparent, responsible and answerable.

Respect - we treat others with dignity, consideration, equality and value.

Excellence - we continually strive for excellence.