Services provided by Gawler Health Service

Due to COVID-19, changes to services, visiting hours and visitor access now apply.
For more information see Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Accident and emergency services

Services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Hospital services

General medical and surgical care includes:

  • cardiology
  • chemotherapy
  • chronic disease management
  • day surgery facilities
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • geriatric medicine
  • gynaecology
  • inpatient
  • obstetrics
  • outpatient
  • palliative care facilities
  • same day stays
  • surgery – general
  • visiting medical specialists.

Maternity and obstetrics

Gawler Health Service have two obstetric and gynaecology specialists, a senior specialist doctor, and midwives ensuring 24-hour a day high-quality care. Women have a choice of special medical, midwife-only or GP shared care.

A community midwifery service assists women when they return home after the birth.

Chemotherapy services

Gawler Health Service phone: (08) 8521 2000

The Gawler Health Service provides low-risk chemotherapy treatment in Gawler under the care of your oncologist based at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

Gawler Health Service Chemotherapy Unit services include:

  • Coordination of your cancer care which can help you navigate the health system.
  • Low-risk chemotherapy treatment including oral chemotherapy and intravenous infusion treatments in the chemotherapy unit or via slow release pumps.
  • Access to video conferencing units so you can have follow-up appointments with your oncologist reducing the need to travel.
  • Non-chemotherapy infusion centre services including pump disconnects, PICC and Port flushes.

See the Gawler Cancer Services brochure (PDF 97KB) for more information.

Radiology services

Telephone: (08) 8505 1550

Dr Jones & Partners Gawler clinic offers low dose digital x-ray and digital OPG, ultrasound (including MSK and elastography), Low dose CT (including interventional), digital breast tomosynthesis and fluoroscopy.

Our Gawler clinic operates additional weekend hours between 9am-12pm on Saturday for general x-ray, dental and select ultrasound / CT procedures. Importantly, after hours and weekend, CT contrast can be performed under hospital GP supervision in a first for the local area.

Emergency department short-stay unit

Gawler Hospital, in partnership with Gawler GP Inc, have opened a four-bay emergency department short-stay unit (ED SSU). This is a designated unit, co-located with the ED, which has been developed for the short-term care of ED patients who require observation, specialist assessment and diagnostics and whose length of hospital stay is deemed to be limited.

In the past, these patients would have remained in an ED or been admitted to an inpatient unit.

This unit is designed to provide short-term (< 24 hours) assessment and/or therapy for select conditions in order to streamline the episode of care. ED SSU front-loads resources to provide an intensive period of evaluation, treatment and supervision. The ultimate aim is to improve patient care, and improve flow through ED, thereby improving ED bed access and reducing inpatient length of stay for these patients.

Pathology services

Telephone: (08) 8222 3000

SA Pathology services are offered to the public 6 days per week.

Located within Gawler Health Service. Enter through the 2nd entrance on the right after turning off Lyndoch Road; Gate 2, Car park 4. Use entrance for Galmec Specialist Suite, Radiology, Physiotherapy and Pathology.

On-site parking is available.

Community health services

The Inner North Community Health Services provides a range of services from five sites in the region:

  • Angaston
  • Gawler
  • Kapunda
  • Nuriootpa
  • Tanunda.