ABOUT USWho we are. What we do.
Otway Health is located in Apollo Bay – a small coastal town in the South-west region of Victoria, Australia, nestled among the serene Otway Ranges and the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
We provide a wide range of health and community services to the 2,815 residents that live in our catchment area – stretching from Lavers Hill to Wye River, and during peak periods of tourism we service over 20,000 clients.
We provide a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) which includes 24/7 Urgent Care, Allied Health and Community Services, Residential Care, In-Home Support and Neighbourhood House programs, with funding arrangements consisting of Commonwealth and State Aged Care, as well as Victorian Department of Health and Human Services funding.
Through our Board, Otway Health is accountable to the Commonwealth Government and the Victorian State Government for the efficiency and integrity of operations and the quality of services provided. At a local level, these funding arrangements facilitate a greater degree of flexibility to an MPS, allowing a range of services that respond to the needs of our community.
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.
We deliver excellent, confidential, reliable and safe services with integrity to the community.
We are dynamic, innovative and adaptable in responding to changing health and social environments.
We deliver person centered care and are welcoming and equitable to all people engaging with the service.
Our actions are trustworthy, principled and transparent.
We are consultative; providing a non-judgmental, accepting environment where needs are acknowledged and considered.