Annual Report 2019-2020

Our 2019-20 Annual Report is available in PDF format; click here to download.

You can request your copy of the report by e-mailing us at You can also call the Executive Assistant on 03 5793 6109.

We welcome feedback from the community regarding the format and content of the Annual Report; you can submit your feedback here.

Victorian Quality Account 2019-20

The 2019-20 Victorian Quality Account was not required to be published due to COVID-19.


Awarding of Contract for Barrabill House Aged Care Facility 10-bed Wing Extension

A select tender process was advertised in October 2020 for the construction of a 10-bed Aged Care Wing Extension to Barrabill House. Following tender closing and evaluation, a contract was entered into with INTREC Management P/L to undertake these works.

Key details: Demolish existing structures and construct a 10-bed dementia capable Aged Care Wing Extension, aligned to the existing Barrabill House Aged Care Facility.

Estimated Tender Contract: $3,000,000


Gifts, Benefits & Hospitality

In accordance with the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) guidelines, Seymour Health makes its gifts, benefits and hospitality policy and register available to the community.

Seymour Health Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality policy is available here

Seymour Health's Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality register is available here


Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2018 - 2021

Click here to download Seymour Health's Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Environmental Performance Report 2019-20

Seymour Health continues its commitment to improving the sustainable environment through community awareness and commitment of staff to implement efficiencies across the organisation.  As a health service, we have a responsibility to rise to the challenges and contribute to a sustainable environment through planned and well managed policies and actions.

This approach to a sustainable envireonment is highlighted in Seymour Health's Strategic Plan:
Goal 5: Responsibly meeting future health care needs
Strategy: Provide a responsible and efficient working environment

2019-20 Achievements:

  • Bio-monthly Environmental Sustainability working group meetings to consider new initiatives ans report progress on the Environmental Action Plan
  • Solar panels project; contract signed for installation main building
  • Online newsletters available to staff and community
  • Digital screens displaying information to staff and visitors
  • Continued investigations for composting for kitchen/food waste
  • Vehicle fleet includes hybrid vehicles
  • Urgent Care Centre/Main entrance redevelopment incorporates planning with plumbed water coolers, natural and energy efficient lighting
  • Planning commenced for Barrabill House additional beds project to incorporate environmental initiatives
  • Completed DHHS Clinical Waste pilot program to further enhance correct separation of waste
  • Ongoing consideration of disposal of hard rubbish and e'waste
  • Commenced replacement plan of bottles water with plumbed potable water
Total actual usage

2017 - 18 2018 - 19
2019 - 20
Greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions (tonnes CO2e) 1,602 1,609


Electricity usage is consistent with previous years.  Reduction in electricity is expected with the implmentation of solar panels in 2020 - 21.  Gas usage and water soncumption has returned to 2017 - 18 usage, post Urgent Care Centre redevelopment works.  The Barrabill House additional beds project will consider attributes which provide environmental benefits to our staff and consumers.

Electricity (GJ)

4,428 4,586 4,544
Natural Gas (GJ) 5,307 4,769 5,368
Potable Water (KL) 11,324 10,875 11,499
Waste & Recycling

Seymour Health actively seeks opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of waste/landfill.

2017 - 18(i) 2018 - 19 2019 - 20
Total waste generated 
(kg clinical waste+kg general waste+kg recycling waste)
117,194 135,367 115,458
Recycling rate %
(kg recycling / (kg general waste+kg recycling)
30.51 41.06 29.59

(i)    Data from 2017-18 onwards includes secured document disposl and toner waste recycle.


Introduction of “Follow me” printing has reduced the paper usage per FTE.

Total reams of paper 1,135 1,1061 1,075
Reams of paper per FTE 7.99 7.47 7.36
Rate recycled paper % (0% - 49%) 100.00 100.00 100.00