About Us

Welcome to Monash Health – A world of healthcare

We employ more than 14,000 staff to care for 1.344 million Victorians residing across nine local government areas and within our culturally diverse 2312 km2 catchment area in the south-east of Melbourne.

On average each year we provide 2.44 million episodes of care to people in our community and our three emergency departments treat 180,000 patients.

Our Monash Heart, Monash Women’s, Monash Newborn and Monash Children’s Hospital are internationally recognised and our Academic Health Science Centre partnership – Monash Partners (www.monashpartners.org.au) – and translational research hub – Monash Health Translation Precinct (www.mhtp.org.au) – turn scientific discoveries into clinical practice to benefit our patients.

Caring for you

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

Our specialties include paediatrics (caring for children), cardiology (caring for the heart), women's health, kidney and pancreas transplants and intensive care for sick and preterm babies in the first few weeks and months of life.

Our hospitals include Monash Medical Centre Clayton, Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, the Kingston Centre and the Cranbourne Centre, and our Monash Health Community service provides an extensive array of allied health services supporting patients in recovery and the prevention of ill-health.

We turn scientific discoveries into clinical practice

From Australia’s first major heart valve replacements, to preventing unborn babies from developing cerebral palsy and the use of botox to help severe asthmatics breath, we are involved in hundreds of research projects and programs aimed at improving clinical care.

Science and research is the future and wherever possible our patients access the latest treatments at their bedside.

Our community

We celebrate our wonderfully diverse, multicultural community as the source of both our patients, families and staff.

We genuinely strive to provide care which meets the cultural needs and expectations of our patients.

Teaching the next generation

Through our university affiliations we are a major provider of education and training for the next generation of doctors, nurses and health professionals.

When you’re learning, there’s nothing like being able to tap into life experience and many of Victoria’s most senior and experienced clinicians have built their careers at Monash Health and actively share their expertise with students and junior staff.

Our staff

Everyday our staff work hard to send patients home to their families and friends as quickly as possible.

View our 'We Are Monash Health' video to meet some of the team.

Our new name

In May 2013 we changed our name from Southern Health to Monash Health.


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