Health services and facilities at Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network
The Whyalla Hospital and Health Service is a busy 71-bed health facility supporting approximately 22,000 residents. The hospital includes a purpose-built Regional Cancer Centre and 6-chair chemotherapy suite, new operating theatres, rehabilitation ward and a 6 bed Integrated Inpatient Mental Health Unit with resident psychiatrists. The Renal Dialysis Unit underwent a redevelopment and expansion in 2020 and now has 6 chairs with room to expand to a further 9 chairs in the future.
Port Augusta Hospital and Health Service is a 55-bed health service supporting a population of approximately 13,500 residents with 18.5% of residents identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The hospital has a large 12-chair Renal Dialysis Unit and is a level 4 birthing hospital making them the regional referral centre for high risk pregnancies, paediatric and neonatal care with 24/7 onsite specialist paediatricians and specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists.
The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network have 38 residential aged care beds, 30 of these located at Quorn Health Service and 8 at Hawker Memorial Hospital. These health services are multi-purpose sites providing both hospital and residential aged care services.
The Roxby Downs Hospital is a small 10-bed hospital supporting a predominantly mining population of approximately 4,500 residents. The hospital has a 24/7 Emergency Department managed by skilled nursing staff and supported by an on-call General Practitioner.
The Leigh Creek Health Clinic is a nurse managed clinic open 5 days per week supporting the Leigh Creek and surrounding communities. The clinic is supported by an on-call General Practitioner.
Country Health Connect provide a wide range of allied, community health and aged care services across the Flinders and Upper North region. This includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, dietetics, social work and orthotic and prosthetic services.
We work closely with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and have established multiple Aboriginal Health specific roles and programs to support our Aboriginal consumers receiving health care services in any of our health facilities.
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