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St George Hospital

icon St George Hospital has been classified as a rural hospital, under new guidelines for rural and remote health facilities that are being introduced progressively across the state.
icon St George Hospital is a 28-bed facility that offers medical and emergency services, including minor surgical services, plus retrievals with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
icon Outreach specialists regularly visit St George Hospital, including ophthalmologists, physicians, paediatricians, surgeons, gynaecologists and obstetricians, ear nose and throat specialists and ultrasonographers.
icon The St George Hospital theatre operates twice a month. This is extended to three times per month when an ophthalmologist visits. Emergency theatre is conducted when required.
icon The maternity unit provides antenatal and postnatal care, plus birthing. Medical officers at the St George Hospital specialise in obstetrics and anaesthetics to support birthing mothers.
icon Telehealth facilities are available to connect patients with specialist clinical services in Brisbane and other regional areas via video-conference.
icon St George Hospital can provide financial assistance with the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel away to other health services for procedures and tests not available locally.

Address

Victoria Street,
St George, QLD, 4487

PO Box 602,
St George, QLD, 4487

Phone

+61 7 4620 2222

Fax

+61 7 4620 2200

Office hours

0800 - 1700

Distance to main referring hospitals

Roma Hospital 194 km
Toowoomba Hospital 385 km
Princess Alexandra Hospital 506km

Services

Accident & Emergency
General ward
Outpatients
Surgical
Antenatal, birthing and postnatal services
X-ray
Ultrasonography
Pharmacy (hospital use only)
Wound management
Telehealth
Palliative care

Visiting specialist services

Flying Surgeon
Flying Obstetrician/Gynaecologist
Ophthalmologist
Paediatrician
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

Community and allied health

Physiotherapy
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Social work
Podiatry
Dietetics and nutrition
Dentistry
Diabetes education
Early intervention parenting program
Mental health
Immunisation clinics
Heart Foundation walking groups
Child health
Women's health
Aged care assessment
Drug and alcohol services
Indigenous health
Health promotion/prevention

Home and Community Care services (HACC)

Frail aged
People with disabilities and carers

Capital works or recent improvements

In 2014 the St George Hospital emergency department will see a $500,000 refurbishment, funded by the South West Hospital and Health Service. The upgrade will include the establishment of a dedicated triage area to improve workflows and patient confidentiality.


Last Updated: 12 September 2014
Last Reviewed: 13 June 2014