Ballan District Health & Care (BDHC) – located between Melbourne and Ballarat along the Western Highway – is a rural healthcare provider to the residents of Ballan and surrounding Districts.
Employing more than 170 people and supported by more than 70 volunteers, Ballan District Health & Care provides an integrated single-site model of care: offering primary healthcare, hospital care, aged care, rehabilitation services and more.
BDHC commenced operations in 1966 as a six-bed Soldiers’ Memorial Bush Nursing Hospital. The hospital opening represented a significant community achievement. Many local people had made the Ballan Hospital their life’s work. BDHC remains a Soldiers’ Memorial Bush Nursing Hospital, is owned by the community through the Ballan Hospital Association and is a registered charity.
Many local people, including staff members and volunteers, continue to make the organisation their life’s work: to the benefit of the people of Ballan and surrounding Districts.
Lorinda talks about care planning, chronic disease management – as well as her background, working in Ballan and other interests.
A short introduction to the Transition Care Program (TCP) at Ballan.
Doctor Amran Dhillon shares his background experience, medical interest areas, what he likes about Ballan, and his interests outside of health.
Urgent Care – Open 24 hours
In an emergency or life threatening situation, please call 000 for an ambulance.
If urgent, but non life threatening, please present at the Urgent Care Centre (33 Cowie Street, Ballan) and press Buzzer in the ambulance bay.