About Us

Hesse Rural Health Service was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of Beeac and District Hospital, Leigh Community Care Centre and the Winchelsea and District Hospital.  Since that time Hesse has developed into a key integrated rural health-care service within the three local government areas of Surf Coast, Colac Otway and Golden Plains. A broad range of services include: Aged Residential, Acute Hospital, Emergency, Community Health, Home Nursing, Medical, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care.

Chelsea Lodge hostel is a separate community entity formed in 1986 and registered with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing as the Winchelsea Hostel and Nursing Home Society Inc.