Acute Unit

Yarrawonga Health provides Acute Services to our community.

Yarrawonga Health’s 21 bed Acute Unit is supported by a range of services provided by multi-disciplinary teams of clinicians including Specialist medical staff, Registrars, Residents, Interns, Registered Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health and Support staff.

Some of the provided services include:

  • Urgent Care
  • Elective Surgery including Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Medical procedures.
  • General Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Sub-Acute services including Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Community/District Nursing
  • Gerontology

Transition Care Program

The Transition Care Program provides short-term support and management for older people, after a stay in hospital. Participants are provided with a care package of services as part of an ongoing but slower recovery process, while options for their longer term care arrangements are considered.

  • supports older people who require more time and support to heal and to improve their health outside the hospital
  • allows older people to return home rather than enter residential care
  • provides case management and after hours contact in the case of emergency
  • gives older people time to finalise their long-term care arrangements.

What is the transition care program?

The transition care program is suitable for older people at the end of their hospital stay. The program includes:

  • short-term support – up to 12 weeks
  • active management of care by staff
  • goal-oriented, therapy-focused care.

Yarrawonga Health is an accredited training facility supporting medical, nursing and allied health training.

To contact the Acute Services Unit, please call 03 5743 8132