In 1944, the Ballan community commenced their fundraising campaign to establish a local rural medical facility. Little did they know it would take 22 years of tireless effort to see the community’s dream come to fruition.
Finally in 1966, Ballan & District Soldiers Memorial Bush Nursing Hospital & Hostel Inc., was established at a time when there were 24 Bush Nursing Hospitals and Hostels operating in Victoria. Now, trading as Ballan District Health & Care, we are 1 of only 6 remaining in Victoria and we continue the proud community owned and operated ‘Not for Profit’ legacy.
Today, Ballan District Health & Care is a thriving, contemporary health and aged care organisation offering an extensive range of holistic programs, services and facilities to look after the needs of young children and babies right through to Palliative Care.
The four major areas today include:
- Hospital and 24/7 Urgent Care
- Community Health Services: Male and female GPs and allied health services, including a 10m x 8m hydrotherapy pool, a spa, a fully equipped gymnasium and a multipurpose room (community members can use the pool and gymnasium facilities for rehabilitation, prehabilitation and to improve their general fitness)
- Aged Care Accommodation & Services
- Community Childcare Centre.
Ballan District Health & Care is administered by a Board of Governors, all of whom are skilled volunteers drawn from leadership roles within the corporate and community sectors. Ballan District Health & Care is owned by the community, through the Hospital Association. Membership application forms are available at Ballan Hospital reception. Our organisation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.