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Services at Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

The following services are available:

Maternity/obstetrics

Birthing suites are available at this facility. Maternity services, home visits provided by midwife.

A shared care arrangement with GPs, resident obstetrician and community midwives assist women with care and treatment before, during and after childbirth.

We provide a Level 2 Obstetrics and neonatal nursery, a resident paediatrician and two resident obstetrics and gynaecological specialists, a midwifery booking clinic and a domicilliary midwife program.

Medical and surgical hospital services

General medical and surgical care includes:

  • outpatient services
  • palliative care
  • operating theatre
  • three stage recovery
  • day surgery unit
  • high dependency
  • medical unit
  • palliative
  • psychiatric
  • surgical unit
  • rehabilitation including orthopaedics
  • gynaecology
  • vascular
  • ear, nose and throat
  • plastics
  • gastroenterology
  • ophthalmology
  • cardiologist
  • nephrologist
  • cardiac rehabilitation program.

Mental health services

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

South East Mental Health Service | Telephone 8721 1507

Catering to youth 16 years of age to 24, adult and older person’s mental health needs, the South East Mental Health Service provides triage, assessment, and various levels of intensive support, and assertive management or care depending on identified need. The team consists of nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, a psychologist and the resident Psychiatrist. Visiting psychiatrists and via tele-medicine also supports the work of the team.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health | Telephone 8724 7055

Catering to youth 16 years of age to 24, adult and older person’s mental health needs, the South East Mental Health Service provides triage, assessment, and various levels of intensive support, and assertive management or care depending on identified need. The team consists of nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, a psychologist and the resident Psychiatrist. Visiting psychiatrists and via tele-medicine also supports the work of the team.

Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit

The Mount Gambier Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit has improved access to acute mental health services for the South East population by reducing the need to travel to metropolitan hospitals.

The Unit features six single patient bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a comfortably furnished dining and lounge area, making the environment as welcoming and home-like as possible. The service includes a full complement of  multi-disciplinary staff including a full time psychiatrist, which brings benefits to all mental health consumers in the region and community team.

Stroke services

The Mount Gambier Hospital is one of three stroke services in country South Australia, providing specialised treatment for suitable stroke patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, supported by metropolitan stroke units.

Clinicians located at country hospitals will be able to call or videoconference with a neurologist at Flinders Medical Centre (8am to 8pm) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (8pm to 8am), enabling faster and more accurate decision making.

SA Ambulance Service will continue to ensure that stroke patients are taken directly to a metropolitan stroke unit hospital or country stroke service where possible. 

Ambulance staff will notify the hospital about the patient’s arrival in advance, so that hospital staff are ready for the arrival and immediate assessment of the stroke patient.

Community health services

Community health services are available from the South East Regional Community Health Service.

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