As a leading provider of hospital and general healthcare services across the Timboon and district region, we’re happy to share our expertise with patients, clients and their families looking for more information.

What is a ‘multipurpose health service’?

Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) is committed to improving general health and overall well-being throughout Timboon and the surrounding areas. This means we cater to all aspects of health in the region – from urgent hospital care and a range of professional primary healthcare services, through to home and community nursing, school-based education and support groups.

Your name says ‘Timboon and District’ – what does that mean?

Our hospital and healthcare services, while based in Timboon, deliver care, education and support across the southern half of Corangamite Shire and the south eastern section of Moyne Shire. Main towns included in these areas are Timboon, Cobden, Nullawarre, Port Campbell, Princetown, Peterborough and Simpson. If you would like to know whether we can help you, please contact us.

If an accident happens while I’m travelling the Great Ocean Road with my family, can you help me?

Yes. A large part of our Timboon hospital service includes providing acute and emergency care to tourists and local residents alike.

What aged care services do you provide?

It can be difficult for ageing residents in isolated rural communities. Many want to remain in the own homes, but family and friends worry when they struggle with day-to-day tasks. At TDHS we offer specialised hospital aged care, as well as aged care support. This can be in-home, allowing aged residents to retain their sense of indepence, while receiving maintenance, cleaning and transport assistance. We also offer respite care for carers, as well as community and district nursing for added peace of mind.

I’ve heard about the LifeMAP program. What is it?

TDHS developed and implemented the LifeMAP program to improve community health and general well-being through dedicated education and support. The long-term program delivers a team-based focus on nutrition education and increased activity levels, aiming to encourage community participation and reduce instances of chronic disease throughout the region. LifeMAP targets both mental and physical health, offering sustainable strategies for ongoing improvement and positive change.

How can I get involved?

Both our hospital and healthcare services rely heavily on community support to deliver an exceptional level of care to all patients and clients. If you would like to get involved in running support groups, education programs, or offer maintenance or cleaning, please submit a volunteer application form.