About Us

Monash Health is the new name for Southern Health.

This change in name was officially confirmed in the Victorian Government Gazette dated 30 May 2013 and the change was also effective from this date.

There is no change to our legal entity and our ABN number remains the same.


We are the largest public health service in Victoria

We provide health care across the entire lifespan – from pre-birth, newborn babies and children, to the aged, their families and carers.

Services are provided through more than 40 locations across south-east Melbourne Victoria, including:  

  • high acuity teaching and research hospitals and community hospitals
  • mental health through hospital, community and outreach services
  • chronic disease management
  • primary care through community health centres
  • prevention and early intervention.

Our hospitals include Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, the Kingston Centre and Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre.

Our community health centres are located in Berwick, Cockatoo, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Doveton, Pakenham and Springvale. 

Our specialties include paediatrics, cardiology, women's health, kidney and pancreas transplants and neonatal intensive care.  Through our university affiliations we are a major provider of education and training for the next generation of health professionals and the major clinical partner in research that is advancing knowledge and clinical care.

Meeting the special needs of our diverse community, which includes socio-economically disadvantaged and culturally and linguistically diverse people, is a priority.

We celebrate our multicultural community as the source of both our consumers and our staff.

We are keen to challenge and stretch ourselves in the search for new knowledge through research and we are committed to training the next generation of health professionals.

We are passionate in our desire to lead, develop, improve our services and to grow. Consumers, carers and the community can play a significant role in this growth.

Watch our 'We Are Monash Health' You Tube video for more of an idea on who we are and what we do.


Our Vision

Exceptional care, outstanding outcomes.

Our Values


by acting fairly, honestly and openly


as we interact with dignity and empathy


to take ownership and responsibility for performance


as we value difference and individual worth; and


as we aim for and recognise innovation, quality and professionalism.

Our purpose

To plan and deliver quality, person-centred health care and services, education and research that meets the needs of our community.


2010 Australian Business Award for Public Service

Annual Report 20-08/09

Quality of Care Report