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KooWeeRup Regional Health Service

Originally added Wednesday, 23 May 2007 and updated Friday, 21 November 2008

Kooweerup Regional Health Services (KRHS) is a 72 bed Acute hospital situated in the Southern section of Cardinia Shire. The site incorporates 60 residential care beds – Westernport Nursing Home (20 beds) and Killara Hostel (40 beds including 14 bed Dementia specific unit and 2 respite beds). We also offer District Nursing, Early Parenting Unit and a wide range of Allied Health Services.

Service Area

Palliative care service covers the region of South Cardinia, Coastal villages of Casey and Bass Coast and the map below shows the area served.

Service Area


Kooweerup Regional Health Services
Rossiter Rd Kooweerup
Phone: (03) 5997 9679
Fax: (03) 5997 1248

Palliative Care is located within Kooweerup Regional Health Services
Phone: (03) 5997 9679
Fax: (03) 5997 1248
eMail: gregorys@krhs.net.au


Melways map reference : 512 R7 (Ed24)


The palliative care service at Kooweerup Regional Health Services is accessible by car, bus and taxi.

Parking – freely available

Patient Care

Philosophy, Aims and Purpose

“Towards a healthier community”


Patient Care

The palliative care service looks after patients either as Inpatients or in the Community – we receive no specific palliative care funding. Our patients are supported by our Social Worker who is also a grief counsellor.

Referral and Liaison with other services

KRHS has a Memorandum of Understanding with South East Palliative Care service – they are available for specialist assistance to both the Doctors and Nursing staff for a broad range of services i.e. pain management.


Internal educational opportunities exist for KRHS staff utilising South East Palliative Care.


Nurse Unit Manager – Acute
Andrew Ratcliffe

Nurse Unit Manager - District Nursing
Kerrie Chrimes

Social Worker
Maree Eisma

Useful Links

Kooweerup Regional Health Services website

Service Profile