History

Inglewood & Districts Health Service is a rare jewel: a holistic health service nestled in the historic gold rush town of Inglewood in country Victoria.

Located on one site are accident and emergency, community health, hospital and residential aged care (hostel and nursing home) facilities.

Inglewood & Districts Health Service (IDHS) offers a diverse range of services, from diabetes education, community and district nursing, counselling and cardiac rehabilitation, to planned activity groups, volunteer and strength training programs.

IDHS is situated in the Shire of Loddon, the catchment area is the southern half of the Shire of Loddon which has a population of approximately 5,500. Communities serviced in this area including the townships of Bridgewater, Inglewood, Korong Vale, Serpentine, Wedderburn, Newbridge, Tarnagulla and surrounding townships.

The service is an easy 10 minute walk from the heart of the peaceful rural hamlet of Inglewood with a population of 800.  The town was born from the 1800s alluvial gold rush, and features a charming historic streetscape, many notable gold rush buildings, gold field sites and excellent wineries.  It also has a modern pharmacy, banks, post office, supermarket, bowls and golf clubs.

A 45km drive away is the bustling, Central Victorian town of Bendigo with all the facilities and services of a large regional centre.  It can be reached by public transport, and our lifestyle and leisure team arrange regular outings to Bendigo and other larger centres.

IDHS has strategic alliances and/or Partnerships with a range of hospitals, health services, health alliances and government bodies.

The Nursing Home and Hostel are ideally located within the IDHS hospital complex with 15 nursing home and 20 hostel beds.  These residential services are highly accredited and IDHS prides itself on the friendly, committed and excellent care that is provided for residents and families in this comfortable home-like environment in a lovely rural setting.