Welcome to Portland District Health

Providing safe and cost effective primary, acute and aged care services to resident of the Portland district.

Portland District Health services the Glenelg Shire with major population centres being the city of Portland and the townships of Heywood, Narrawong, Tyrendarra and Nelson.

The population which we service is approximately 16,739.

Our vision is that Portland District Health will deliver excellence in health services through continually challenging ourselves to do better and creatively meeting the needs of the community by listening, living and working together.



Volunteers play a vital role within Portland District Health.

For more information about areas where volunteers assist our patient, clients and staff or to register your interest as a new volunteer, click here.

Portland Aluminium - Partnering Stronger Communities

Learn how PDH has partnered with Portland Aluminium to create an emergency transfer fund, providing accommodation and/or return airfares to immediate family members of younger patients who have been transferred from Portland to Melbourne for emergency care. [read more]

Latest News

Thursday 3 April 2014
Portland District Health is not only committed to providing a safe place for patients, it is also committed to ensuring a safe workplace for staff. [read more]
Thursday 3 April 2014
Portland District Health’s counselling service has been boosted by the return of health psychologist Jacki Carmody to the team. [read more]
Thursday 3 April 2014
Portland District Health staff were tested on Wednesday coping with three emergency situations over the course of the day. [read more]
Monday 31 March 2014
PDH’s annual fund-raising golf day has been a huge hit raising more than $30,000 for developing palliative care and cancer units at the hospital. [read more]

News Briefs

Thursday 13 March 2014:  
Portland District Health and Active Health Portland offer a broad range of health education and exercise programs that help people return to good health. [more info]
Thursday 6 March 2014:  
Portland District Health is part of a state-wide health network and enjoys close connections with regional and metropolitan hospitals. [more info]
Monday 17 February 2014:  
Portland District Health provides safe surgical procedures covering a range of disciplines. More local people are turning to PDH for their orthopaedic surgery with excellent outcomes. [more info]
Monday 3 February 2014:  
Portland District Health is committed to being a learning organisation. [more info]
Thursday 23 January 2014:  
A new range of group rehabilitation programs will be resuming at PDH on February 3: [more info]
Monday 20 January 2014:  
Transport can be provided to eligible users for medical appointments and access to community services, and for visits to friends and relatives in hospital or care, one-off-social visits. [more info]