Latrobe Regional Hospital

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Latrobe Regional Hospital
A regional public health service for the whole of Gippsland
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Welcome to Latrobe Regional Hospital,

the specialist referral health service for the
Gippsland region.

Latrobe Regional Hospital Staff Members

Get tested

 Latrobe Community Health Service has increased the number of sessions at its drive-through testing clinic at the Kmart Moe car park. Tests are being offered on 8-11 September from 9am-12pm. No appointment is needed.

The Latrobe Valley Respiratory Clinic in Morwell has also extended its service to meet demand and is open weekdays from 9am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm. An appointment is required. Phone 5191 9321.

People presenting for a test must have coronavirus symptoms such as fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss or change in sense of smell or taste or a runny nose.

Once a person has been tested, they must stay at home until they receive their results.

Service changes

Further restrictions to visitors as of 16 July 2020
  • Visitors strictly between 2.30-3.30pm.
  • Only one visitor per day per patient.
  • Public access only through the Village Avenue Main Entrance (weekdays and weekends) and former main entrance near the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre (weekdays only).
  • Visitors must provide contact details, be screened and have their temperature checked on arrival and must follow strict hygiene practices.
  • No visitors under the age of 16.
  • Recently returned travellers, a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus and a person who has been in contact with such a person are prohibited from visiting patients. 
  • Restricted access to the Macalister aged care unit.
  • People supporting palliative patients are exempt from the restrictions however must be in good health and undergo a temperature check on arrival. A maximum of 2 visitors at any one time.
  • Maternity: A partner may remain with the woman throughout her labour and birth and for as long as desired afterwards. A partner or support person can then visit once per day for a maximum of two hours. Only the partner or support person may visit the woman during her hospital stay. Please note LRH does not have facilities to support an extended stay by a partner or support person i.e. over multiple days/nights.

    Statement from Prof Euan Wallace AM, CEO of Safer Care Victoria: "The revised restrictions on hospital maternity visitors are based on the advice from Safer Care Victoria and our state's leading maternity experts - our most senior obstetricians and midwives. Partners can remain with the woman throughout her labour and birth and for as long as desired afterwards. Subsequent visits are allowed for up to two hours a day. This has not changed. These restrictions provide clear guidance for women and their care providers allowing them to prepare for the birth of their baby. Only the partner (or support person) of the woman may visit her during her hospital stay. Other visitors are not allowed. This is new and will keep new mothers, their babies and hospital staff safer. We know that this will be challenging for patients including new parents, but the restrictions balance the needs and preferences of women with the need to care for them and their babies in an environment free from COVID-19."

  • Paediatrics: Only 1 parent will be allowed to provide support to a paediatric patient.

You must not visit if you are unwell. Physical distancing rules apply.

Please ensure your hands are clean and you have visited one of our hand hygiene stations before you enter the patient's room and after you have left. We advise you call ahead to our inpatient units to discuss your intended visit or develop a visiting schedule with other family members and friends.

COVID testing

The Latrobe Respiratory Assessment Clinic is situated at 187-189 Princes Drive, Morwell (Health Care Centre) and open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12pm

People seeking a test must make an appointment by calling 5191 9321 or online at

When should I attend the LRH Emergency Department?

If you become very unwell with COVID-19 symptoms outside of clinic hours, please contact the LRH Emergency Department for initial screening and advice. You may be required to attend the ED for testing and should take the necessary precautions such as wearing a mask.

When should children be tested for COVID-19?

The same testing criteria applies to children as it does to adults - fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of sense of smell or taste.

Where possible family members (parents/carers and children) who meet the testing criteria, should be tested at the one location.

Your child can get tested locally at the Latrobe Respiratory Assessment Clinic in Morwell or your GP. Please advise you require an appointment for COVID testing.

Please note: If parents or carers do not have symptoms, they are not required to self-isolate while their child is waiting for their test results, unless they are a close contact of a confirmed coronavirus case.

After the test: Take your child home immediately and keep them isolated until you receive the test result.

Other COVID test clinics

Most local clinics are open Monday to Friday only. More information can be found on the DHHS website by clicking on this link.

Media Releases

Expansion project

The Stage 3A expansion is entering the final design phase. Download the August 2020 update.

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Cancer Care

Telehealth gateway

Easy access to your telehealth appointment.

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Major Projects

Having a baby?

Our team is with you from the start of your pregnancy to delivery and home.

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You Can Help

Postgraduate programs

Applications are closed but keep us in mind for 2022! Watch this video or explore our Careers section.

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Support Life - our new appeal

You can join the team at LRH in saving lives by helping us raise funds for new defibrillators at the hospital. We are keen to replace 14 defibrillators at LRH to ensure you, your family and friends have access to the highest level of care while you're a patient or visitor at our hospital.

Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

Latrobe Regional Hospital

It's your hospital

Quick Contact Details

For Emergencies Call: 000
Ambulance / Fire / Police

General enquiries
For general enquiries to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444

Feedback about our service
Read about the many ways to provide feedback to our service or share your experience of our health service by downloading a feedback form here

Emergency Department
For calls to Latrobe Regional Hospital’s 
Emergency Department Telephone: 03 5173 8222
For emergency assistance telephone 000

Mental Health Triage
Single point of entry for referral to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
For emergency assistance telephone 000. Learn more

10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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Latrobe Regional Hospital is located on the traditional land of the Gunaikurnai people. We pay our respect to the land this organisation stands on today. We bestow the same courtesy to all other First Peoples, past and present, who now reside in this region.

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