Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service is part of the Limestone Coast Local Health Network. 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.
SA Health's electronic medical record - Sunrise EMR & PAS
The electronic medical record (EMR) used in South Australia is called Sunrise EMR & PAS. It is a state-based electronic medical record that replaces the need for paper-based documentation and provides a consistent and complete electronic medical record for patients across SA Health hospitals and health services where it has been activated.
Clinicians at Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service use the EMR to document all aspects of patient care. For more information about the EMR and training requirements for clinicians, visit the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/sunrise.
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
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.
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