Small hospital with an emergency department
80 Matthew Flinders Way
Nhulunbuy, NT 0880
Phone: (08) 8987 0211
Fax: (08) 8987 0333
Monday - Friday:8am - 4:21pm
The East Arnhem region is serviced by the Gove District Hospital (GDH), which is located in the town of Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula. The hospital is a 32-bed acute care facility providing medical, surgical, paediatric, respite and maternity services. There are 15 remote community clinics that refer patients to hospital for inpatient, outpatient and specialist care. The hospital also provides a district medical officer service to the region. This role encompasses medical advice, conduction of community clinic visits, orders to admit patients to the hospital, evacuation of patients via Air Medical Services (AMS) to Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH).
Gove District Hospital is accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) a private non-profit independent organisation dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Australia through continual review of performance, assessment and accreditation.
About specialist services
In the Northern Territory, you can access specialist services in three ways, or through a combination of these:
by clinical specialist outreach services visiting your remote location
through clinical specialist outpatient services in hospitals
by using clinical specialist telehealth services, which support remote locations through an audio / visual link to a clinical specialist in a hospital.
Ambulance crews are available 24 hours a day to respond to critical and emergency cases from bases in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.
Services available at Gove Hospital
Alcohol and drug unit, Domiciliary care unit, Emergency department, Obstetric services