About Western Health

Our Community

The Western Health community is one of the fastest growing in Australia, with a population surpassing one million this year.  It is a proud and passionate community, where our uniqueness is celebrated in over 110 different languages, and support is offered to those in need.

While our working class roots make us strong in spirit, at Western Health, we know that disadvantage and diversity are also two of the main roadblocks to accessing healthcare. As a result, our community experiences some of the highest levels of chronic disease in Australia, with higher than average repeat hospital admissions.

By participating in WalkWest, and by supporting the fundraising of friends and family, you will provide our cancer patients with best additional care, through diagnosis and treatment, to ensure they get the best results.

Together we can create best care for the west.

About Western Health

Western Health is the trusted provider of public healthcare services for our community in Melbourne’s west. Caring for patients and their families, we are working with our community to shape the future of healthcare, providing best care for every person, every time.

Four acute hospitals plus specialist services

We provide medical, maternity, emergency and acute public healthcare at hospitals in Sunshine, Footscray, Bacchus Marsh and Williamstown. We also provide a broad range of specialist health services across the community of Melbourne’s west. A wide range of community services are also delivered, along with a significant and innovative Drug Health and Addiction Medicine Service.

Servicing a community of over one million and growing

Our community represents one of the fastest growing populations in Australia. We provide care to a diverse community of people who speak more than 110 languages.

Registered training organisation

We are one of the largest healthcare training providers in Victoria and are recognised for our excellence in health education and professional development. 

Significant research facility

From ground-breaking research, to health system innovation, Western Health is at the forefront of revolutionising care for everyone in our community

About Western Heath Foundation

Established in 2011, Western Health Foundation (ABN 37 867 721 909) is the official fundraising arm of Western Health, providing opportunities for members of the community to support the work of Western Health by making a tax-deductible contribution.

Western Health Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Non-Profit and Charities Commission (ACNC) and holds Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

Western Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting Western Health as it grows and transforms healthcare in Melbourne’s west. Working together with patients, family members, staff, clinicians, volunteers and our community, the Western Health Foundation raises, manages and invests funds to support Western Health’s current and future priority needs.

Click here to learn about other ways that you can support Western Health.

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