For medical professionals
Our hospital has:
- a level one high dependency unit / coronary care unit
- an ICU/CCU service staffed seven days a week by intensive care medical officers
- a 24 hour accredited emergency department, staffed at all times by emergency medicine specialists and nurses
- overnight intensive care medical support provided by our emergency department medical officer.
We welcome queries from medical professionals interested in acquiring accreditation at our hospital, or those who wish to refer patients to our consulting specialists.
Accreditation for specialists
All doctors who admit patients to St John of God Ballarat Hospital must be accredited. For more information on the benefits of accreditation, visit our accreditation page.
At St John of God Ballarat Hospital, the Director of Medical Services is the primary point of contact for any queries by medical, registrars in training, dental and health practitioners about accreditation:
Director of Medical Services
St John of God Ballarat Hospital
PO Box 20
Ballarat VIC 3353
Tel: (03) 5320 2102
Fax: (03) 5333 1682
If you would like to apply for accreditation, please complete the application form and submit it by post or fax to the above address.
By-laws for health professionals
The St John of God Health Care By-laws set out the terms and conditions which medical practitioners must comply with to seek accreditation to admit and care for patients at our hospital.
Patients can only be admitted under the care of a doctor who has accreditation to St John of God Ballarat Hospital.
All practices are required to submit a hospital/theatre booking/consent form for each patient, and in turn the patient will be provided with an informed financial consent to sign on admission.
Education and training
The hospital has strong partnerships with local universities and provides training to medical students, junior doctors and doctors-in-training through the Specialist Training Program.
For medical students, we offer education and training opportunities through the Ballarat Rural Clinical School, an innovative partnership between The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine Sydney and St John of God Health Care.
For junior doctors, we offer intern positions in emergency medicine and general medicine in partnership with the East Grampians Health Service.
We also participate in the Commonwealth Government’s Specialist Training Program and welcome medical registrars from the Western Hospital for clinical rotations.
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