Beaufort and Skipton Health Service is committed to delivering a range of health and community services to improve the health and well-being of the Beaufort and Skipton communities.
To be a vibrant provider of care.
To enable all people in our community to be connected, healthy and live well.
We are a small rural health service that serves over 8,500 people in the Beaufort, Skipton and surrounding areas.
Our catchment area extends from Derrinallum and Lismore in the South, to Lexton and Amphitheatre in the North, and stretches to include Streatham, Linton and Snake Valley
Our Values – We CARE
- We seek to positively influence, inspire and empower others.
- We respect and seek, when necessary, the professional opinions of our colleagues in their areas of competence and acknowledge their contribution.
- We are genuinely concerned about others and their needs.
- We will always demonstrate thoughtfulness, courtesy and care.
- We are open, honest and transparent in our dealings with others.
- We are trustworthy and do what we say we will do.
- We will protect the privacy and maintain the confidentiality of others.
- We respect the dignity and worth of all people.
- We seek to understand other’s perspectives, experiences and contributions.
- We treat all people fairly ensuring freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying.
- we will continuously strive to ensure all care we provide is professional and best practice.
- We value and support our people to excel through learning and development.
Our service was formed on 1 October 1996 from the amalgamation of the Ripon Peace Memorial Hospital and the Skipton and District Memorial Hospital.
The original Skipton Hospital opened in 1924 as the four bed Skipton Soldiers Memorial Bush Nursing Hospital. Through the generosity of the community and he hospital was rebuilt on the present site and became the Skipton and District Memorial Hospital, and was officially opened on the 13 September 1963. In 1996 a four bed nursing home and 10 bed hostel was opened. In 2008 a major redevelopment was opened at Skipton with six acute hospital beds, 11 nursing home beds and nine hostel beds.
The Beaufort Hospital opened in 1927 as a nine bed Bush Nursing Hospital on the site the hospital currently occupies. Major remodelling did not occur until 1961. A role conversion in 1993 resulted in major renovations, which converted the hospital into a 15 bed nursing home, with a new 10 acute hospital bed area adjoining the nursing home. In 1996 the 12 bed hostel was added in Burton Street and the primary care facility was officially opened in 1997. In 2021 major renovations were completed in the nursing home.