Acute & Residential
Corryong Health has seven acute hospital beds. Patients are admitted by one of the General Practitioners and cared for by our multi-skilled nursing team. In this hospital we offer the following services:
Acute Aged Care
Post Acute Care
Emergency Respite Care
Mental health care for low risk clients.
We also have a High Dependence Unit (HDU) which is used to treat and stabilise critical ill clients and then transfer these emergency clients to major hospitals.
Safe Patient Care
Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015 sets the minimum staff to patient ratios so that everyone can get safe, quality care no matter where they receive care across the State of Victoria.
As of March 2019, the nurse to patient ratios were increased according to the Amendment to the Principal Act. Please see the link below which explain the Nursing Staff levels at Corryong Health
Find out more about the Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015
Our residential care facility provides a high standard of care for older people and people with disabilities. Mittamatite A consists of 19 beds, 6 twin share and 7 single rooms. Mittamatite B facility consists of 15 single rooms with 2 rooms interconnecting providing residential care options for couples or family members. Respite care is also available. Our philosophy recognises ageing is a natural process of life and we adopt a client centred care focus, making sure residents are actively determining their own wants and needs. We provide care for residents based on each persons strengths and developing these to the optimum. We welcome family engagement in all aspects of care.
Corryong Health adopts the active service model, which is helping people stay active, involved and doing as much for themselves as possible.
This is proven to help people stay more independent with a greater sense of wellbeing.
During COVID-19 times, Corryong Health has implemented visiting hours for our Residential Aged Care facility where you can visit between 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm by calling 0427 669 338 to book.
Click the link below for our Residential Care Brochure
Urgent Care Centre
Please note if it is an emergency and you require an ambulance please phone 000
Corryong Health Urgent Care Centre (UCC) has two bays. The UCC operates 24 hours a day to provide the community with necessary health care for the acutely ill and injured and is attended by a registered nurse.
Upon arrival to the UCC, a nurse will assess your medical condition and assign a ‘triage’ category. You will be asked some questions about yourself including your name, date of birth, your address, Medicare number and what issues brings you to Urgent Care.
As a public hospital we have a number of different doctors. Doctors are rostered on as required and are also available 24/7 via our Telehealth partnership with Albury Wodonga Health.
You may be seen and treated by a Rural Isolated Practice Endorsed Nurse (RIPERN). A RIPERN is a registered nurse who has completed further training to manage a wide range of injuries and medical conditions, and can give you certain medicines. If you need ongoing care, you will be referred on to a doctor.
Your condition will determine whether you will be admitted to the hospital, transferred to another hospital or be discharged home.
In our Health Service we have four RIPERN nurses. RIPERN stands for Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse. These are registered nurses with a Scheduled Medicines Endorsement placed on their registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency. The endorsement allows RIPERNS to provide management for a wide range of injuries and medical conditions where there is no or limited access to GPs, nurse practitioners, paramedics or pharmacists. This is of great benefit to us as once a month, we have a “Remote Dr On Call” weekend and these nurses can help bridge that gap, particularly when we have people presenting at our Urgent Care Centre
Day Procedure Unit
The Day Procedure Unit (DPU) provides a quality minor procedure service and simple day procedure cases such as gastroscopies, colonoscopies and removal of lesions. These are performed by our team of surgeons, anesthetist and nurses.
This service is run on a monthly basis, usually the third Friday of each month. Anyone who has been referred by our GPs can use this service.
Our admission to discharge framework ensure the client is well informed, supported on discharge and we encourage public feedback so we can constantly improve the quality of our service.
For more information on this service please call (02) 60763200.
Our Dialysis program is run on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 7:30am-1:30pm and is for people at the end stage of renal failure, from in and around Corryong. Our chairs are situated in the Acute Section of our health facility and all clients receive one on one care by fully qualified renal nurses.
Please call (02) 60763278 for further information.
Pathology services are available between 8am and 12pm Monday , Wednesday and Friday, for tests ordered by your Medical Practitioner. We also offer court related pathology testing.
Domiciliary Midwifery nursing provides in home support for mother, baby and the family following discharge from hospital. We also provide low risk clients with ante natal care.
Childbirth Education provides women and their partners with the knowledge and skills required for a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, birth and early childhood.
Please contact the Medical Clinic on (02) 60763290 for information. Information can also be obtained by contacting a midwife through the acute services on (02) 60763204
Medical Imaging at Corryong Health aims to provide quality imaging in a timely manner, without the need for travel. We provide quality x-ray and ultrasound services to our community members, regardless of age. Our hours are Monday 9am-12.30pm, Tuesday 9am-2.30pm, Thursday 9am – 2.30pm as well as 24/7 on call services.
Please contact (02) 60763290 to arrange an appointment.
Palliative Care is a holistic approach and is provided by a multidisciplinary skilled team including medical officers, allied health, home care, district nurses, volunteers, social workers, grief counsellors and acute staff. Hours are by arrangement. Our aim is to focus on wellness while meeting the needs of people whose illness is not responsive to curative treatment. We also provide ongoing support to the individual and family as and when needed.
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