St Helens District Hospital
St Helens, Tas 7216
PO Box 314
Phone: 03 6387 5570
Hospital services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
All other services within the centre operate Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.
The St Helens District Hospital has 10 acute/palliative care beds and 4 bay Outpatient and Emergency service. Other services include Allied Health, Radiology, Community Nursing, Visiting Public and Private providers.
Northern Tasmanian construction company Fairbrother will begin building the new $12.1 million St Helens District Hospital
Construction of the new St Helens District Hospital is expected to be completed by November 30.
The Department of Health said the new facility would retain existing services such as acute beds, emergency response capacity, and consulting rooms.
Roofing is on the building, windows have been installed, and floor and wall linings are complete in some areas.
The hospital will have the same capacity as the existing site but will be completely rebuilt.
“The existing St Helens District Hospital has suffered from continual flooding events, which required the sourcing of a new site with room to grow as future care needs and service priorities arise for East Coast residents,” Mr Ferguson said.
The new hospital on Annie Street will be built a few minutes away from the current site. It includes 10 impatient beds, four emergency bays, four consultation rooms, two physio rooms and three separate rooms for training, community nursing and treatment, and community activities.
“There will also be a range of new facilities to provide diabetes care, radiology and oral health,” Mr Ferguson said.