• For medical professionals

For medical professionals

St John of God Ballarat Hospital is one of Victoria’s premier regional hospitals and works closely with consulting specialists and local general practitioners to provide an extensive range of health care services to residents living in our region.

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Our hospital has:

  • a level one high dependency unit / coronary care unit
  • an ICU/CCU service staffed seven days a week by intensive care medical officers
  • a 24 hour accredited emergency department, staffed at all times by emergency medicine specialists and nurses
  • overnight intensive care medical support provided by our emergency department medical officer.

We welcome queries from medical professionals interested in acquiring accreditation at our hospital, or those who wish to refer patients to our consulting specialists.

Accreditation for specialists

All doctors who admit patients to St John of God Ballarat Hospital must be accredited. For more information on the benefits of accreditation, visit our accreditation page.

At St John of God Ballarat Hospital, the Director of Medical Services is the primary point of contact for any queries by medical, registrars in training, dental and health practitioners about accreditation:

Director of Medical Services
St John of God Ballarat Hospital
PO Box 20
Ballarat VIC 3353

Tel: 03 5320 2124

Email: [email protected]

If you would like to apply for accreditation, please contact James Fitzmaurice on 03 5320 2124 to organise for the accreditation pack to be sent to you

By-laws for health professionals

The St John of God Health Care By-laws set out the terms and conditions which medical practitioners must comply with to seek accreditation to admit and care for patients at our hospital.

Referrals process

Patients can only be admitted under the care of a doctor who has accreditation to St John of God Ballarat Hospital.

All practices are required to submit a hospital/theatre booking/consent form for each patient, and in turn the patient will be provided with an informed financial consent to sign on admission.

Education and training

The hospital has strong partnerships with local universities and provides training to medical students, junior doctors and doctors-in-training through the Specialist Training Program.

For medical students, we offer education and training opportunities through the Ballarat Rural Clinical School, an innovative partnership between The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine Sydney and St John of God Health Care.

For junior doctors, we offer intern positions in emergency medicine and general medicine in partnership with the East Grampians Health Service.

We also participate in the Commonwealth Government’s Specialist Training Program and welcome medical registrars from the Western Hospital for clinical rotations.

Robotic assisted technology at St John of God Ballarat Hospital

St. John of God Ballarat Hospital is equipped with three cutting-edge orthopaedic robots designed to enhance precision in orthopaedic procedures.
These robots, each with their own unique strengths and capabilities, are revolutionising various orthopaedic procedures, including total and partial knee and hip replacements. They are designed to offer increased accuracy, enabling you to perform at your best and deliver exceptional care to your patients.

Mako smart roboticsMako SmartRobotics™

Mako SmartRobotics™ combines 3D CT-based planning and AccuStop™ haptic technology into one platform that is designed to provide more accuracy in a patient’s total knee, total hip or partial knee replacement compared to manual surgery. It all starts with a CT scan that creates a 3D image of a patient’s unique anatomy. 

This information allows surgeons to create a patient’s plan and assess and balance the joint. Mako’s CT-based pre-planning enables the AccuStop™ haptic technology, helping surgeons to execute their plan with precision and accuracy.

VELYS Robotic Assisted SolutionVELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution is a first-of-its-kind operating table mounted solution that adapts to the surgeon’s workflow. It is designed to help surgeons accurately resect bones that align and position the implant relative to the soft tissue during total knee replacement.

The VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution uses an infrared camera and optical trackers to help surgeons gather the necessary patient anatomy data to position the implant in real time.


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