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St John of God Pinelodge Clinic

Performance snapshot


St John of God Pinelodge Clinic


St John of God Pinelodge Clinic


  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation program has proven to be highly successful as a form of evidence based ancillary treatment.
  • Full manualisation of Day Programs across a range of treatment modalities.
  • Introduction of continued growth of the “Young Persons Therapy Program” – a program developed for persons between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • Expanded suite of fully manualised Creative Arts Programs.
  • Commenced structured group and individual discharge/recovery planning sessions for inpatients.
  • Ongoing development of Family Information and Support Program for the families and carers of inpatients.
  • Enhanced structure and function of Triage Department to facilitate a more efficient patient service delivery.
  • Implementation of volunteer service catering for patient activities including games, arts and crafts, pet therapy and music.


  • Director of Nursing appointed to build capacity in nursing leadership.
  • Director of Allied Health appointed as part of therapy department restructure and improvement plan.


  • Provided $340,000 funding to the Origins program, which delivers mental health case management and programs to culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Developed and implemented a research project with Ermha to identify gaps in provision of mental health services to the asylum seeker communities.
  • Raised funds throughout the year for World Vision and Cottage by the Sea, a registered charity that empowers disadvantaged children.
  • Donated $500 worth of food each month to the Anglicare food cupboard.
  • Funded a play group at the local Anglican Church.
  • Regularly donated furniture to the St Vincent de Paul Society.
  • Developed partnership with local disability school so students could attend work experience at the hospital.

Year ahead

  • Implement satellite program with St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital focusing on pain management.
  • Commence trauma-focused program for emergency services personnel suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Commence occupationally targeted telephonic psychological counselling service.
  • Submit grant application for provision of community-based mental health services for marginalised communities.

Established: 1980

Location: 1480 Heatherton Road, Dandenong

Chief Executive Officer: Ms Tracey Tobias

Medical Advisory Chair: Dr Igor Shvetsov

Beds: 54

Staff: 170

Accredited doctors: 37

Theatre and procedure rooms: ECT Suite and two rTMS chairs

Services: Inpatient acute psychiatry and drug and alcohol recovery, day patient programs, private psychiatric and drug and alcohol counselling, Community Mental Health.

St John of God Pinelodge Clinic