Hospital Services

Seymour Health (SH) is a leading integrated small rural health service located an hour north or Melbourne via the Hume Freeway.  We are a 30-bed public facility which provides public and private acute medical and surgical, renal dialysis and day procedure along with post-acute care, palliative care, district nursing, sub-acute ambulatory services and a broad range of community and home-based services.

Acute Services

Urgent Care Services

Theatre Services

Safe Patient Care Act

Under Section 12A of the Safe Patient Care Act, Seymour Health is required to publish mixed ward ratio calculations.

Seymour Health currently has one mixed ward, incorporating Acute Inpatient Services, Urgent Care Centre and Renal Dialysis.

Total number of occupied beds:  18

The different ratios that apply in the Acute services.

Acute Ward
Urgent Care Centre
Morning Shift: 1 Nurse in charge + 1 Nurse to 6 patients Morning Shift: 2 Registered Nurses
Afternoon Shift: 1 Nurse in charge + 1 Nurse to 7 patients Afternoon Shift: 2 Registered Nurses
Night Shift: 1 Nurse in charge + 1 Nurse to 10 patients Night Shift: 2 Registered Nurses

Acute Ward

Morning Shift: 1 Nurse in charge + 1 Nurse to 6 patients

Afternoon Shift: 1 Nurse in charge + 1 Nurse to 7 patients

Night Shift: 1 Nurse in charge + 1 Nurse to 10 patients

Urgent Care Center

Morning Shift: 2 Registered Nurses

Afternoon Shift: 2 Registered Nurses

Night Shift: 2 Registered Nurses

The expected number of occupied beds in Acute ward: 18

The expected number of occupied beds in Urgent Care: N/A

Published:  28 August 2019

Updated:  28 February 2020

Updated:  26 February 2021

Updated:  26 August 2021

Updated:  23 February 2022