About Us

Otway Health is located in Apollo Bay – a small coastal town in the southwest region of Victoria, 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 are block funded as a Multi Purpose Service (MPS) 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.

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

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.

Vision

Otway Health will be an innovative, responsive and highly professional organisation that adapts to the diverse and changing health needs of the community.

Purpose

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.

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