Eastern Health is one of Melbourne's largest metropolitan public health services. We provide a range of emergency, medical and general healthcare services to Melbourne's diverse eastern community. Find out more about us
We provide services to more than 800,000 people across a geographic area of 2800 square kilometres. Geographically we cover the municipalities of Boroondara, Whitehorse, Manningham, Maroondah, Knox and the Yarra Ranges.
We have identified five strategic directions that will help us achieve our mission:
A Provider of Great Healthcare
A Great Patient Experience
A Great Place to Learn and Work
A Great Partner with our Communities
A Great Achiever in Sustainability
See our strategic plan 2010-15
We are also committed to upholding our guiding values of:
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A range of centre & home based programs.
Support in the community and residential aged care facilities.
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Eastern Health has established a liaison group including Yarra Ranges residents to promote and enhance community participation and consultation during the redevelopment of Healesville & District Hospital and Yarra Valley Community Health.
Diabetes is sky-rocketing in the Yarra Ranges and local community health experts fear many people are going untreated.
Darren Wilson hasn’t looked back since he made the decision to leave his job as a warehouse manager and pursue his passion in alcohol and drug work.
When Cynthia realised she had helped a woman find her voice during a wellbeing session at Eastern Health’s Peter James Centre, she knew she had made a big difference to someone’s life.
Karen Bakker always loved delivering meals to patients as part of her job in Maroondah Hospital’s kitchen. Now, thanks to a new pilot project, she has been given the opportunity to work in the ward full-time.
People and communities in the east can be confident they have access to the high-quality care they deserve from their local public health service, with Eastern Health achieving an outstanding accreditation result from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).
When Norm Lewis’ grandson was born last week, it was the most emotional day he and his family have experienced since they received a life-changing phone call two years ago.
Having a family member or friend with a mental illness can feel like arriving in a foreign land. Not knowing the language, families struggle with terminology as well as where to seek support.
Yarra Valley Community Health dietitians are on a mission to help those people who want to make a change to their health, even if the enthusiasm of New Year’s resolutions has worn off.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospitals in the east will have more support than ever, thanks to a recent expansion at Eastern Health.
For many people Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, however, there are many others who find it a stressful time for a variety of reasons. Yarra Valley Community Health’s counselling team have put together a few tips for coping with stress this time of year.
An expanding social schedule during December and January doesn’t have to extend to your waistline. Yarra Valley Community Health dietitians have a range of healthy tips that are easy to stick to, ensuring you can keep your weight under control.
Eastern Health has been named the Premier’s Metropolitan Health Service of the Year at the 2013 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.
Eastern Health’s award-winning Falls and Wellbeing program is expanding to Angliss Hospital and Wantirna Health, taking the total number of sites to three across the eastern region.
Patients suffering life-threatening illnesses in Maroondah Hospital’s intensive care unit are set to benefit from a revolutionary piece of equipment thanks to a cluster of local businesses.
Eastern Health volunteer, Estelle Foudoulis is going above and beyond to help support an award-winning program that is increasing patient safety and wellbeing.
For 37 years, Ringwood resident Raymond Collett was only able to communicate by spelling out messages on an alphabet board. His severe speech deficit was the result of a car accident in 1975.
Patients’ sense of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell is set to come alive as a colourful sensory garden opens at Peter James Centre in Burwood East
A group of dedicated Eastern Health volunteers have received a Minister for Health Volunteer Award for their work with patients at Peter James Centre in Burwood East.
Eastern Health’s annual Aspire to Inspire (A2i) Awards, celebrating the extraordinary contribution of staff across our organisation, were announced during a special ceremony in May.
Pregnant women booking into Eastern Health’s Angliss Hospital maternity services will now be offered the option of their own midwife, thanks to the introduction of Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) at Angliss Hospital (incorporating Yarra Ranges).
Eastern Health today announced a raft of changes to help the organisation pull back more than $8.4 million in lost Commonwealth government funding, as part of an overall reduction to the State of Victoria of nearly $107 million.
As 2012 comes to a close, experts at Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre are calling on people to reconsider that extra drink at the end-of-year office party or family Christmas lunch.
Patients at Eastern Health will now have access to state-of-the-art CT equipment, with a recent upgrade at Angliss, Box Hill and Maroondah hospitals.
Young patients at Angliss Hospital will receive around-the-clock care from the most highly-skilled clinicians when a new purpose-built short stay unit opens in the hospital’s emergency department.
Eastern Health has received a certificate of appreciation in the Defence Reserves Support Council Awards for employer support. The award was presented on October 11 to acknowledge the organisation’s support for staff member, Captain Sandeep Bhagat.
Wantirna Health palliative care patients have been given a present for a birthday that wasn’t even their own.
Children and adults suffering flashbacks, fear and thoughts of self harm are finding comfort in teddy bears used in tactile treatment at the Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA).
Vera Webber feels at home in a hospital. The beds, the corridors, the patients and the staff are all familiar to her – something she has missed for the past few years.
Eastern Health’s second annual Aspire to Inspire (A2i) Awards, celebrating the extraordinary contribution of staff across our organisation, were announced during a special ceremony on May 15.
From selling raffle tickets to comforting a distressed family member in the emergency department, Eastern Health volunteers are dedicated to supporting our hospitals, patients and staff.
Midwives are there from the very start and often they are the first people we come into contact with at birth. However, their role goes far beyond the birth suite; from sharing a mother’s journey through pregnancy to the joy of watching babies develop into young children.
The first of April is no laughing matter for staff across Eastern Health as they mark April Falls Day – an initiative to raise awareness and improve patient safety.
Box Hill Hospital has become only the seventh hospital in Australia to receive the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) Care Award.
Non-English speaking patients will have improved access to food in hospital, thanks to a project led by dietitians at Eastern Health.
DonateLife Week 19-26 February 2012
Tertiary students may hold a key to increasing organ and tissue donations worldwide, a new study by Eastern Health and Deakin University’s Nursing Research Unit has found.
Eastern Health has an exciting opportunity for local residents to be part of a new research project.
A new device that provides instant feedback from patients during their hospital stay has been rolled out across Eastern Health as part of a suite of innovative methods to improve care and services.
Capital works have begun to accommodate an additional five sub-acute beds at Angliss Hospital.
After an over-indulgent festive season, it’s no surprise the popular New Year’s resolution to lose weight continues to kick on into 2012.
After 20 years of exploring the local and surrounding areas of Box Hill, Eastern Health’s Walkabout Group has come to an end.
When Margaret Tabacchiera was told she had secondary cancer, she never considered her treatment might actually be enjoyable.
Talking about the importance of detecting cancer early has never been more comfortable, with the picturesque Yarra Ranges providing the perfect backdrop for two free forums aiming to alleviate the fear associated with pap tests and breast x-rays.
The rooms are spacious and natural light beams through the contemporary home. Its residents come together to develop personal goals and get back on their feet.
Carers of people with a mental illness are being given a helping hand thanks to Eastern Health's COPES program.
"This event provided us with a great opportunity to share our plans and vision for the health and wellbeing of our local community," Alan Lilly, Eastern Health Chief Executive.
Palliative care professionals are easing the burden of a life-limiting illness for people in the east with innovative programs that improve their quality of life.
New research by Eastern Health's Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre has revealed links between the density of Victorian alcohol outlets and the number of assault-related hospital admissions.
Maroondah Hospital has introduced a new technique for hip surgery which will avoid slicing through muscle.
From new surgical equipment to a warm welcome from volunteers, patients in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs will benefit from the work of the newly-established Eastern Health Foundation.
Eastern Health, in partnership with homeless and family services in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, will fill a gap for young families in crisis with the establishment of a new specialist service.
"This process showed a genuine understanding of the needs of the patient and of the family going through the palliative care experience." Sonny Tilders, son of Dutch Tilders.
Eastern Health rolled out the red carpet for the inaugural Aspire to Inspire (A2i) Awards that recognise the outstanding contribution of staff across the health service.
"Before I started here I was ready to walk under a bus, but now I am gardening, exercising, cooking – I feel like I have my life back" – cancer survivor on the Ambulatory Oncology Rehabilitation Program.
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Victoria 3128 Australia Phone +61 1300 342 255