About Ballan District Health & Care
Ballan District Health & Care – located between Melbourne and Ballarat along the Western Highway – is a rural healthcare provider to the residents of Ballan and surrounding districts.
Employing 135 people and supported by more than 50 volunteers (Annual Report 2019-20), Ballan District Health & Care provides an integrated single-site model of care: offering primary healthcare, hospital, aged care, rehabilitation services, welfare and wellness services.
Ballan District Health & Care 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 with the ACNC. Many local people, including staff members and volunteers, continue to make the organisation their life’s work: for the benefit of the people of Ballan and surrounding districts.
Our vision is to be a leader in rural healthcare. Our mission is to be committed to partnering to deliver high quality integrated health and wellbeing services. Below are our Strategic Priorities for 2020-2023.