Power outage to affect Wonthaggi Hospital on 2 August 2022


As part of the Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion upgrade, we’re switching over the power supply on Tuesday 2 August.

As a result, the hospital and Kirrak House will be without mains electricity from 7am-9am and 5pm-7pm. From 9am-5pm we will be operating with generators.

On the day, Radiology (apart from ultrasound) will be closed. Breast Screen services will be running from 9.30am-3pm. Outpatient services for ultrasound will be from 9am-4.30pm.

Pathology will be open for outpatients as per usual and Dental services will continue as per usual.

Emergency Department will operate as per usual. Chemotherapy services will operate as per usual. Haemodialysis will operate at slightly different hours.

Visitation to Acute Ward will be permitted as per the rules on the day.

Maternity services will be on bypass from the evening prior and throughout the day.

Surgery will be cancelled. Most outpatient clinics will be transferred to Cowes (patients to be advised).

There will be lighting operating in the main front carpark and Emergency Department carparks.

We thank everyone for their understanding and patience, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our main reception will still be contactable by phoning 5671 3333.