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.
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:
In 2011-12 over 8,000 staff attended to over:
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:
External research funding to Austin Health is over $20 million per annum.
The Austin Hospital features:
Austin Hospital is also home to a number of state-wide services.
Stage one of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre opened in July 2012, with Radiation Oncology, Day Oncology, Apheresis, Specialist Clinics, the Wellness Centre, Info Lounge and some research facilities opening to patients. Inpatient services will move into the Centre in August 2013, when the building works are complete.
The Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital has a proud history of caring for veterans and war widows. Originally built in 1941, the hospital became part of Austin Health in 1995.
Today the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital continues to treat veterans and war widows and the wider community with day surgery, palliative care, mental health services, aged care, and a range of outpatient services.
With the opening of four additional operating theatres at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in 2013, it will take on a much more substantial elective surgery role.
The Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre is a specialist provider of intensive rehabilitation programs, providing a comprehensive and coordinated range of medical, nursing, therapy and support services to people with a wide range of disabilities.
Areas of specialty include acquired brain injury rehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation and orthotic and prosthetic services.
Services are provided on an inpatient and day patient basis.
Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, and health professional education and research in the northeast of Melbourne.
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.