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Services at Kimba District Hospital and Aged Care

The following services are available:

Accident and emergency

The 24-hour emergency service is staffed by a registered nurse who offers assessment and treatment, and a doctor is available on call. Kimba has a volunteer ambulance service and access to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Emergency after hours advice is available via Healthdirect or by contacting the hospital.

Medical and surgical hospital services 

Services include:

  • general medical care
  • post-surgical care
  • palliative care
  • rehabilitation
  • basic x-ray.

There are birthing facilities at Port Lincoln, Port Augusta and Whyalla, and we are able to provide post-natal care.

Mental health services

For 24-hour emergency assistance and information, phone the Rural and Remote Mental Health Service on 13 14 65.

Residential aged care

Telephone: (08) 8627 2095
Address: Martin Terrace Kimba South Australia

Kimba Pioneer Memorial Hostel provides low to medium level residential care for older people in a home-like environment. Higher level care is provided at the hospital, adjacent to Kimba Pioneer Memorial Hostel. Respite care is available at the hostel and hospital.

Independent living units for the aged

Address: Jacobs Way Kimba South Australia

The Terraces has eight self contained units under a licence to occupy.

Eastern Eyre Medical Practice

Telephone: (08) 8627 2500
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

A general practitioner (GP) service, women’s health GP and practice nurse support is provided.

Allied and Community Health Services

Telephone: (08) 8627 2856

Services available include:

  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • occupational therapy
  • speech pathology
  • dietetics
  • community midwifery
  • early childhood health
  • youth development
  • health promotion
  • chronic disease self management
  • community health nursing
  • home care
  • carer respite
  • activity program
  • social work.

Visiting services include:

  • optometry
  • ophthalmology
  • audiometry (measure of hearing)
  • physiotherapy
  • Child and Family Health Service
  • Counsellor Division of GP
  • mental health
  • Child Adolescent Mental Health Service.

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