Acute Services

Acute Care Ward

The hospital provides a 24-hour medical and nursing service for residents of Seymour and surrounding districts. As our patient, you are the focus of our efforts.

The acute care ward has 28 Acute beds and 1 palliative care room.  There are both private and shared rooms available.  All rooms have ensuite facilities.

Patients are admitted for different reasons; either planned (including medical and surgical) or emergency admissions.  Seymour Health does not employ Residential Medical Officers.  Local GPs will admit and review patients on the ward daily and organise care plans with nursing staff as appropriate.

If you have any further enquires please contact the ward on 03 5793 6100.

Visiting Hours

Hospital visiting hours are between 2:00pm-8:00pm. Any visiting outside of these hours need to be coordinated through the nurse in charge.

For medical enquiries phone:

Nurse On Call 1300 60 60 24

Seymour Health 5793 6100

For all medical emergencies phone 000

Renal Dialysis Unit

The Renal Dialysis Unit at Seymour Health is a satellite unit under the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Our Renal Dialysis Unit is located in the Cancer-Dialysis Services Unit at the front of the hospital (opposite Barrabill House), Bretonneux St, Seymour.

Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 7.00am – 3.30pm. Morning shift only.

If you feel unwell outside of operation hours; contact 000 immediately if an emergency, or contact your Local GP or parent hospital to seek assistance.

Avoid waiting until your next scheduled dialysis session, as delays may be detrimental to your health.

Admission to the Renal Dialysis Unit is arranged by the Co-ordinator of the Royal Melbourne Hospital in liaison with the Nurse Unit Manager and Associate Nurse Unit Manager of the unit at Seymour Health.

Holiday patients are accepted if there is a dialysis chair available. Please contact Seymour Dialysis Unit if you have any questions about this service on 03 5793 6324.

Prior to being admitted to the Seymour Health Renal Dialysis Unit, we will require the following information:

  • A medical transfer letter that details the patients full medical and surgical history, medications, allergies, etc.
  • Most recent blood test results and your infectious and mobility status. We are unable to accommodate bed bound dialysis patients.
  • Dialysis prescription, access information and iron and Erythropoietin stimulating agents (ESA) requirements. Some medications need to be supplied by the patient.

Seymour Health Renal Dialysis Unit has the facilities to dialyse six patients per shift.

Free parking is available.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Dialysis Unit during working hours on

03 5793 6324.

Cancer Services

Located within the dual-purpose Cancer and Dialysis facility, the Seymour Health Cancer Service operates as an outreach clinic of Goulburn Valley Health (GVH) Oncology. This ensures that patients have access to expert oncology advice, treatment and management of their condition.
All patients needing to have a consultation and / or treatment at Seymour Health are referred firstly to the GVH Medical Oncology team for assessment and triage to determine whether the level of treatment required can be delivered safely at Seymour.

A GVH Oncologist conducts consultations on a 3 monthly basis on-site (this is all dependant on patient numbers etc and can be increased if services increase). Chemotherapy and other associated treatments, such as dressing renewals for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) and port flushes to keep administration lines open are also performed regularly by our qualified nursing staff.
For more information, contact GVH Oncology on 5832 3777 or speak to your local doctor.
Free parking is available at the front of the Cancer/ Dialysis Services unit in Bretonneux St.

Transition Care Program – TCP

Transition care provides short-term care that seeks to optimise the functioning and independence of older people after a hospital stay. Transition care is goal-oriented, time-limited and therapy-focused. It provides older people with a package of services that includes low intensity therapy such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as social work, nursing support or personal care. It seeks to enable older people to return home after a hospital stay or alternatively facilitates a continuum of care for those who need more time and support to decide on their long-term aged care options.

Access to Transition Care Program (TCP) is from either the acute or sub-acute hospital setting after assessment, and delegation, by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS).