Acute Care

For acute, short term conditions.

About Acute Care

Clients presenting with acute, short term conditions that require hospitalisation can be admitted to Otway Health’s Acute Care Unit.

This unit is located in the Barham Wing, and is attended by approved visiting medical officers, nurse practitioners and associated medical staff.

How it works

Acute Care is offered (depending on bed availability) to all residents and visitors to the Otway Health catchment area. The medical team will assess the client and discuss planned admissions with nursing staff to ensure a bed is available and appropriate care can be provided.


24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

How to present

Present to the Otway Health Urgent Care Unit where you will be triaged by experienced medical staff.

Related Links

Urgent Care

Learn more about this service

Contact Us

For further information about this service please contact us during Reception Hours by phone: (03) 5237 8500 or email:

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