North West Regional Hospital
Large regional hospital with an emergency department
23 Brickport Road
Burnie, Tas 7320
Phone: 03 6430 6666
The North West Regional Hospital is a 24 hour facility, however various departments within the hospital have their own operating hours.
Visiting hours are 2.00pm to 8.00pm daily.
North West Regional Hospital is the primary healthcare facility for the north western region of Tasmania, and has two campuses, the larger at Burnie and the smaller Mersey campus at Latrobe, near Devonport, in Tasmania. North West Regional covers a population base of over 100,000 people. The hospital is hybrid public/private healthcare, with 160 public beds, and 70 private. It offers a full range of general care, and nuclear medicine service.
Under the Tasmanian government's 2007 plan to reform its health system, the Mersey Hospital was to be downgraded with certain care services transferred to Burnie.
The North West Regional Hospital at Burnie is a modern 160 bed facility providing high quality health care and specialist services to North West Tasmania and King Island. It offers services in medical, surgical and allied health specialties through inpatient and outpatient departments. The hospital caters for the emergency resuscitation, surgery and intensive care of most trauma patients and other medical conditions. North West Regional Hospital is accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.
As North West Regional Hospital is a secondary level service, transfer to comprehensive tertiary hospitals occurs for some injuries and illnesses.
The following outpatient services are provided by the North West Regional Hospital:
- Department of Emergency Medicine
- Diabetes Education
- Genetic Counselling
- Orthotic and Prosthetics
- Pre-Admission Clinic
- Social Work
- Speech Pathology
- Stomal Therapy
Services available at North West Regional Hospital
Coronary care unit, Diabetes unit, Emergency department, Geriatric assessment unit, Intensive care unit, Oncology unit, Paediatric service, Psychiatric unit, Rehabilitation unit