Gippsland has comprehensive community health services and facilities supported by public and private medical facilities. These include Maryvale Private Hospital the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre and the comprehensive public hospital – Latrobe Regional Hospital.
Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland’s regional specialist referral and trauma centre. It offers complete medical and allied health services, and is one of the region’s largest employers with over 1,900 staff. The hospital recently completed a major extension. It now has a capacity of 289 beds and treats about 130,000 patients annually.
Latrobe Regional Hospital actively participates in undergraduate teaching, and has close associations with Federation University and Monash University’s School of Rural Health.
The range of services it offers includes aged care, elective surgery, emergency care, maternity, mental health, pharmacy, rehabilitation and medical and radiation oncology.