Health Services is the centre for complete and personalised women and children’s health care for the Grampians region.

An extensive range of services is provided for women and children from our dedicated maternity and paediatric team. Ballarat Health Services is a World Health Organisation Baby Friendly Hospital and we are committed to creating an environment which supports breastfeeding and promotes the health and well-being of all mothers and babies.

Women and Children’s Health includes the Adolescent and Paediatric Unit and the Maternity Unit.

Benefits of having a My Health Record

Better access

Your important healthcare information will be available in one place online that is easily accessible by your authorised doctors, specialists, or hospitals. Even if you move or travel interstate, the information can be viewed securely online, anywhere, any time. If you want, you can access your health information from any computer with an internet connection.

Improved Safety

In a medical emergency, healthcare providers connected to the My Health Record system can see your health information to provide you the best possible care quickly. If you want, you can list any allergies, adverse reactions and medical conditions you may have to help healthcare providers give you better advice and treatment.

More Convenient

There may be less need to remember and repeat your health history like medicines, details of chronic conditions, and dates of recent tests with different or new healthcare providers. The same goes for your children’s health history like immunisations and medical tests.

Strong Security

If you choose to you can control who sees what information in your My Health Record. There are strict rules and regulations on who can see or use your My Health Record to protect your health information from misuse or loss. There are penalties for anyone who breaks these.

Privacy Matters

We respect your privacy. To create a My Health Record, we will match information about you, such as name, date of birth and Medicare number, from our hospital computer system to information held by Medicare.  Registered healthcare provider organisations such as general practices and hospitals will be able to access your My Health Record when providing healthcare to you.


The most important pre-requisite for a successful donation is that the potential recipient truly needs the equipment being requested and has the expertise and the means to operate and provide maintenance for it. Although equipment supplied may be completely functional, it will be ineffective if it is not appropriate for the services provided at the recipient site and if it is not able to be financially supported through its remaining life cycle. Previous recipient experience with donations is a plus, but not essential for the success of the operation.
Health Care Need
To properly justify the need for the goods being requested, the donor should demand from the potential recipient(s) the following information:
a) what specific interventions the equipment will be used for, and in the case of clinical equipment, which and how many procedures will be performed using the
requested equipment; b) why the resources presently available (attach a list with descriptions) are not satisfactory; c) an analysis on how the requested equipment will help meet the expected demand.