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Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

For all enquiries:Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service

Telephone:
    Public patients: (08) 8721 1200
    Private patients: (08) 8721 1412
Fax: (08) 8721 1579

For all emergencies phone 000

Street address: 
276-300 Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier South Australia
Postal address
PO Box 267 Mount Gambier SA 5290

Email: CHSAMtGambierHospitalAdministrationReception@health.sa.gov.au

Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service is part of the Lower South East Health Services. We provide acute services ranging from in-hospital care by local general practitioners to specialist surgical, obstetric, paediatric and anaesthetic services delivered by medical consultants.

Review of Mount Gambier Health Service care of emergency patients.

In November 2016, Country Health SA commissioned an independent review of Mount Gambier Hospital as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver high quality health services.

The review was conducted by Professor Chris Baggoley, Executive Director of Medical Services, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network and by Mr Andrew McGill, Nursing Director Critical Care Emergency Department, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

The review is now complete and Country Health SA has accepted the review team’s 22 recommendations. Planning has begun for their implementation.

More information about the review is available in the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 958KB) and in the full report (PDF 1.2MB).

Concept plan released for Mount Gambier Hospital renal unit

The Mount Gambier Hospital renal dialysis unit is set to undergo a $2.1 million upgrade, with the Concept Plan (PDF 2MB) for the expansion now released.

The upgrade of the renal unit from four to six chairs will ensure Mount Gambier’s renal unit can meet future demand.

The expansion will also ensure more patients in the South East can receive dialysis closer to home, rather than having to travel to Adelaide for treatment.

To make dialysis treatment more comfortable for patients, the new renal unit will feature:

  • Five spacious treatment bays
  • An isolation bay with a sixth chair and ensuite
  • A waiting room for families
  • Clean and dirty utility rooms
  • A shared kitchenette
  • Toilet facilities
  • A store room
  • New windows to create a space filled with natural light.

Country Health SA expects construction plans of the new renal dialysis unit to go to tender in March 2019.

The unit is expected to be completed in November 2019.

Accident and emergency

When you arrive at the Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service accident and emergency, you will be seen by the resident medical officer to collect information and assess your illness or injury.

It is important that in a medical emergency, you do not ‘self present’ to hospital. SA Ambulance Service emergency medical dispatch support officers can provide advanced first-aid advice over the phone while an ambulance is on its way to you.

Cost for this service is according to health insurance status. Public patients are free.

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are:

General wards: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

Maternity ward:  2.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Any visitors who will be in the hospital building between 8.30 pm and 6.30 am will need to obtain an identity badge at the admissions desk.

Patient entertainment

Bedside computers have now been installed and are fully operational for patient entertainment in 12 hospitals including the Mount Gambier District Health Service.

The bedside entertainment services are provided by Telstra and give patients access to a number of different entertainment options on a pre-paid basis.

For information on the bedside entertainment package options please go to our bedside entertainment page.

Car parking

Parking is available at the front of the hospital. Additional spaces are available on Allison Street with a pathway leading to the buildings.

Disabled access

The building is wheelchair accessible and there are toilets for people with disability. Please ask at Reception.

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