Acute Care


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

Yea & District Memorial Hospital does not employ Residential Medical Officers.  GPs from Yea Medical Centre credentialled to provide services at the Hospital will admit and review patients on the ward daily and coordinate care plans and management with YDMH nursing staff.

The acute ward has a total of 10 beds consisting of four single bedrooms (including a Palliative Care bed) and three twin share rooms. All rooms have ensuite facilities.
Patients are admitted for a variety of different reasons; either planned (including medical and surgical, and transfers from other hospitals) or emergency admissions and caters for both public and privately insured patients. 
If you have any further enquiries, please contact the ward on 03 5736 0400.
Transition Care Program – TCP is supported at YDMH in collaboration with Goulburn Valley Health (GVH) – access to TCP follows assessment by GVH team.
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.
Hospital Gardens
Acute Corridor
Back Deck of Hospital


Available each weekday.
The Yea & District Memorial Hospital Urgent Care Centre (UCC) is staffed from our Acute inpatient unit 24 hours, 365 days a year by registered nurses. The Centre has 4 treatment/assessment bays.
The Urgent Care Centre has a separate entrance to the main hospital on Station Street.
Yea & District Memorial Hospital does not employ Residential Medical Officers. During weekdays business hours , the UCC is operated with the support of Yea Medical Centre General Practitioner workforce. 
On evenings weekends and public holidays, patients are seen by a registered nurse and supported by a telehealth model provided from My Emergency Doctor service.

In this model the patient is ‘seen virtually’ by an emergency medicine physician, assisted by the registered nurse from YDMH.
Patients presenting to the Urgent Care Centre will be assessed and treated in the order of their clinical urgency. Patients are allocated a triage score between 1 (being most urgent i.e., those requiring resuscitation) and 5 (non-urgent) in accordance with the Australian Triage Scale that is used nationwide.
The majority of presentations to Urgent Care are covered by Medicare, however, please be aware of the following possible fees:
  • Medicare ineligible patients may possibly incur a fee for their presentation.
  • Other fees may include the purchase of equipment aids e.g. crutches.
  • If your assessed condition requires more specialist investigation or care than cannot be provided at Yea & District Memorial Hospital transfer to a tertiary Hospital/Centre may be required. This will be facilitated by Ambulance Victoria. The patient is responsible for the cost of ambulance transport.
To become an Ambulance Victoria member, go to:  link –
(Healthcare card holders/pensioners are covered for Ambulance Victoria transport)
Please note that The Urgent Care Centre is for patients requiring emergency care for serious and life-threatening conditions only.

If your condition is not serious, your local GP clinic may be able to help you . 



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