Otway Health is located in Apollo Bay, southwest Victoria. We are block funded as a Multi-purpose Service (MPS) providing a wide range of clinical and community services to our catchment area from Lavers Hill to Wye River. We offer health and community services to the 3,500 residents in the area, which increases to over 20,000 during the summer months.
Through our Board, Otway Health is accountable to the Commonwealth Government and the Victorian Government for the efficiency and integrity of operations and the quality of the services provided. Funding arrangements for an MPS consist of Commonwealth and State Aged Care as well as Victorian Department of Health and Human Services funding.
At a local level these funding arrangements facilitate a greater degree of flexibility to an MPS, allowing a range of services that respond to needs of our community. Otway Health has a joint agreement with both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments for the efficiency and integrity of our operations and the quality of the services we provide.
Responsible State Ministers
The Hon Jill Hennessy MLA
Minster for Health
Minister for Ambulance Services
The Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC
Minister for Families and Children
The Hon Martin Foley MLA
Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing
Minister for Mental Health
The Hon Fiona Richardson MP
Minister for Women
The Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC
Minister for Youth Affairs
Responsible Commonwealth Ministers
The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Hon Fiona Nash
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Regional Communications
Minister for Local Government and Territories
The Hon Christian Porter MP
Minister for Social Service
Our Vision, Purpose and Values
Professional – We deliver excellent, confidential, reliable and safe services with integrity to the community.
Responsive – We are dynamic, innovative and adaptable in responding to changing health and social environments.
Compassionate – We deliver person centered care and are welcoming and equitable to all people engaging with the service.
Accountable – Our actions are trustworthy, principled and transparent.
Respectful – We are consultative; providing a non-judgmental, accepting environment where needs are acknowledged and considered.
Otway Health will be an innovative, responsive and highly professional organisation that adapts to the diverse and changing health needs of the community.
Otway Health works with the community and all levels of Government to provide a range of health, community, information and well-being services, that enable individuals, families and the wider community to achieve their optimum health and well-being goals.