30 years of community service at Maryvale Private Hospital

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Maryvale Private Hospital in Gippsland, Victoria, has celebrated 30 years of serving the regional community.

The 46-bed hospital, owned by not-for-profit private health insurer Latrobe Health Services, has cared for more than 55,000 patients and employed more than 800 staff and 200 medical practitioners since it opened in 1991.

Maryvale CEO Lee Garwood said five of the original staff members were still working at the hospital.

“We’re so proud of the hospital’s achievements in the past three decades, including personalised care for more than 55,000 patients,” he said.

“From establishing ourselves as a healthcare provider of choice for all Gippslanders, to our friendly, highly-skilled staff, and our contribution as an employer, with more than 160 full-time, part-time and casual staff, we’ve got a lot to celebrate.

“And as a provider of clinical placements for the training of nursing and medical students, we’re also contributing to the future of healthcare in this region.”

Members of the hospital’s community advisory committee and Latrobe Health Services held a celebration on 23 March 2021, although the size of the party was limited by COVID-19 precautions.

The hospital provides care to the wider Gippsland region, not just the Latrobe Valley.

It offers a broad range of medical services, as well as a quality palliative care service, ensuring a patient’s 'end-of-life' experience includes having their family and loved ones close by.

Maryvale’s consulting services include respiratory medicine, rheumatology and geriatric care.

The hospital’s community advisory committee chairwoman, May Sennett, said Maryvale Private was a “significant community asset” that had improved the quality of life for those who had passed through its doors.

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