VMO Credentialing

Referring Patients to Shellharbour Private

Shellharbour Private Hospital has accredited specialists as Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) who run their practices in the local areas or from one of our 10 sessional or permanent specialist consulting suites onsite at the hospital.

Applying for a Hospital VMO position

If you would like to apply for a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) position at Shellharbour Private Hospital, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Gary Cadwallender on (02) 4295 2999 to obtain the appropriate forms.

Please send back completed forms to us by fax or email.

Annexure A1 Application for Accreditation – Medical Practitioner or Dentist (Including Surgical Assistants)


  • Please ensure the following documents are included in your application:
  • Completed paperwork inclusive of referees
  • Copy of current medical registration
  • Copy of current medical indemnity insurance showing relevant specialty covered and expiry date
  • Copy of Resume

Completed applications can be faxed to (02) 4295 2900 (Attention Gary Cadwallender) or emailed to gary.cadwallender@healthecare.com.au

Credentialing process

  • Completed paperwork will be reviewed by the Director of Nursing and the relevant Specialty Medical Advisory Committee representatives
  • Applications will be submitted to the Medical Advisory Credentialing Committee, which meets every three months
  • Temporary accreditation can be granted for a period of time whilst waiting for formal approval from the Medical Advisory Credentialing Committee
  • If the application is approved, a confirmation letter will be forwarded to the VMO

On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit healthecare.com.au