Mersey Community Hospital
Medium regional hospital with an emergency department
Latrobe, Tas 7307
PO Box 21, Latrobe 7307
Phone: 03 6478 5500
The Mersey Hospital, at Latrobe near Devonport in Tasmania is a campus of the North West Regional Hospital, the main healthcare facility for the North Western region of Tasmania, Australia.
Under the Tasmanian Government's 2007 plan to reform its health system, the Mersey campus was to be downgraded with certain care services transferred to Burnie.
The Mersey Community Hospital has 100 beds and offers general and specialist health services to the region.
In 2009/10 the Mersey dealt with 25,830 presentations to emergency, 8536 inpatient admissions, 48,017 outpatient visits and conducted 7798 operations.
The Mersey is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. We have a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program and have close ties with the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School and with TAFE Tasmania.
We have a dedicated team of more than 300 full time equivalent staff committed to providing quality healthcare services to our community.
The Mersey is an integral part of the Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West and we work closely with other hospitals and primary health services to meet the needs of patients across the region.
A hospital was first opened at Latrobe in 1889 called the Devon Cottage Hospital. It relocated to a larger site in 1903 and was renamed the Devon Public Hospital.
In 1961 the Mersey General Hospital was opened at the current site and was later named the Mersey Community Hospital.
For the past 120 years the hospital at Latrobe has enjoyed very strong staff and community support.
In 2008 governments at all levels responded to this support by establishing ownership and operational arrangements unique to Australia.
The Mersey is the only hospital in the country owned and funded by the Australian Government, and by arrangement it is operated by the Tasmanian Government.
Under this agreement the Mersey has had a major refurbishment, bought a lot of new equipment and recruited more medical and nursing staff.
The Mersey is highly regarded for its delivery of timely, safe and high quality services and we are committed to improving and extending those services at every available opportunity.
Elective Surgery Enquiries/Theatre Bookings
(03) 6426 5116
Outpatients is located on the ground floor of the hospital. Access is via the main foyer entrance. Clinics are located in the corridor opposite Front Reception.
|Appointment Line:||1800 636 455 (between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm)|
|Opening Hours:||8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)|
Car parking is free at Mersey Community Hospital. There are a number of car parking options available, both within the hospital grounds and car parks adjacent to the hospital. All car parks are accessible via Torquay Road.
General visiting hours are between 2.00pm and 8.00pm.
A rest period is encouraged in the following wards:
High Dependence Unit 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Women's and Children's Health Unit 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm