Rover (Rolling Handover)


Ballarat Health Services publishes the contained ROVERS on their private website for the use amoungst BHS JMOs only.  The information provided is a collation of information and advice by other JMOs working in the Hospital.  ROVERS are not clinical medical advice. Ballarat Health Service recommends all staff abide by all Hospital policies and procedures. Please note not all information is current and is subject to change on a regular basis


What is ROVER  (ROlling HandoVER)?

  • It is an orientation document that complements existing rotation guides.
  • It is written by junior doctors and updated while on a rotation, it is therefore up to date and relevant.
  • Here is an overview of ROVER  from St Vincents.

Please fill in a ROVER when you finish your rotation.

Current Rovers

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Department
  • Ear Nose Throat (ENT)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine A
  • General Medicine B
  • General Medicine C
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • ED - Short Stay Unit
  • Sub-acute - Geriatrics
  • Sub-actue - Rehabilitation
  • Surgery 1 - Upper GI
  • Surgery 2 - Lower GI
  • Surgery 3 - Vascular&Plastics
  • Surgery 4 - General

Please forward your ROVER document to Michelle Bodey ( Do not worry about formatting too much, I will bash them into shape. We are after the content at the moment so please send through any information you recieved when you commenced your rotation and any information you have passed onto others when leaving your rotation.

When we have a ROVER document for a particular rotation it will be published with the unit rotation guide. This means it can be accessed by all doctors doing that rotation in the future and will not be lost (as has happenned in the past).

Thanks for your help,

Michelle & Zoe