Wollongong Private Hospital - Member of Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd
360-364 Crown Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Wollongong Private Hospital
PO Box 243
Figtree NSW 2525
Phone: 02 4286 1000
Fax: 02 4286 1001
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 02 4286 1133
Fax: 02 4286 1302
Wollongong Private Hospital is a brand new healthcare facility operated by Ramsay Health Care, Australia’s leading private hospital operator.
Located in the heart of Wollongong’s medical precinct, Wollongong Private Hospital sets a new benchmark in private hospital facilities for the Illawarra and South Coast. Offering a full range of medical, surgical and maternity services, the 151 bed hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including an intensive care unit, nine operating theatres, a cardiac catheter laboratory and a day oncology unit.
The hospital’s specialties include cardiology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, urology, neurosurgery, day surgery, oncology and general surgery. Comprehensive diagnostic facilities and medical consulting suites are also located on site.
Wollongong Private Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services including:
Bariatric / Obesity surgery, Cardiology - General and Interventional, Cardiothoracic surgery (commencing late 2016), Colorectal surgery, Dermatology, Ears Nose and Throat (ENT), Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General surgery, Geriatric, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and Neck surgery, Medical Oncology, Neonatology and Paediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Oral surgery, Orthopaedics, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Plastic surgery, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Urology, Vascular surgery
Wollongong Private Hospital provides a full offering of medical, surgical and maternity services to residents of the Illawarra and South Coast. Our range of clinical services are supported by comprehensive support services including onsite diagnostic facilities, retail pharmacy, allied health, rehabilitation and specialist medical consulting suites.
Wollongong Private Hospital’s brand new purpose-designed building sets the benchmark in private health care facilities in the Illawarra. The 151 bed facility includes 10 state of the art operating theatres, angiography suite, day surgery unit, 10 bed intensive care unit, 6 coronary care beds, 8 chair day oncology ward, 25 bed maternity unit, and a 6 cot low dependency special care nursery. All patient rooms are well-appointed with ensuite facilities, television, telephones and sweeping views of the ocean or escarpment.
An extensive range of surgical services are offered at Wollongong Private Hospital. We have 10 spacious and fully equipped operating theatres with the latest medical and surgical technology. Our highly trained operating theatre staff work as a team to provide ongoing care peri and post operatively to secure a successful outcome for our patients.
The Angiography Suite provides diagnostic and interventional cardiology and endovascular procedures. These include angiograms, balloon angioplasty and stents to the coronary and peripheral vascular system, endograft repair of aortic aneurysms and radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins.
The Wollongong Private Hospital Day Surgery Unit provides a friendly, caring and comfortable environment for certain operations and procedures that do not require an overnight or extended stay.
Intensive Care Unit
Wollongong Private Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a state of the art 10 bed combined Intensive Care and High Dependency unit. The friendly team strive to provide the very best of medical and nursing care both in the ICU and via emergency response throughout the Hospital. We are equipped for short-term ventilation and cardiac monitoring of patients with a variety of medical and surgical problems. The ICU receives patients from the operating theatres, wards and other hospitals.
Please view more information about the Intensive Care Unit here.
Surgical Wards (4 South & 4 North)
Located on level 4 of Wollongong Private Hospital, the Surgical wards, 4 South and 4 North, provide expert care for patients pre and post surgery. There are 55 beds all with ensuites, televisions and bedside phones. Each room is equipped with the innovative Video Nurse Call system that allows nursing staff to response to patient needs faster than ever before.
Educational sessions are provided to patients who are undergoing certain types of surgery, such as joint replacement surgery and colorectal surgery. Our experienced staff will provide you with the information required and care that is needed to get you back on the road to recovery following surgery.
Medical Ward (3 South)
Located in the southern side of Level 3, 3 South provides expert care for non-surgical patients. There are 31 medical beds all with ensuites, televisions, phones and access to the Video Nurse Call system.
3 South ward specialises in palliative care, ensuring that all of our palliative patients are provided dignity and comfort as they approach the end of their life. Families are encouraged to participate where possible in discussions about care, treatments, medications and any other issues.
Cardiothoracic Ward (3 North) & Coronary Care Unit
Located in the northern end of Level 3, the cardiothoracic ward provides expert care for patients who have undergone or about to undergo coronary or vascular angiography procedures. From July 2016, the ward will also provide care for patients who have undergone Cardiothoracic surgery.
There are 24 beds each with ensuites, televisions, phones and serviced by the hospital-wide Video Nurse Call system. Six beds are cardiac monitored to ensure that the patient’s condition is observed at all times pre and post coronary angiography procedures.
Level 2 is home to Wollongong Private Hospital’s Maternity Unit. Our experienced team of midwives provide expert care for expectant families. The brand new maternity unit features four birthing suites, luxurious accommodation, special care nursery, breastfeeding room and education facilities.
Please read more about our Maternity Unit here.
Day Oncology Ward
Wollongong Private Hospital provides a 6 chair, 2 bed cancer care service with specialist nursing support services to assist patients to cope with their treatment and post treatment needs. A collaborative approach amongst nursing and medical staff is fostered to provide exceptional standards of care in a supportive and friendly environment.
Visiting hours and rest periods are as follows:
10am – 12pm General visiting
2pm – 5pm General visiting
6:30pm – 8pm General visiting
10am – 12pm General visiting
12pm – 3pm Mother’s rest period. Strictly no visiting during this time.
3pm – 8pm General visiting
Partners are welcome at any time.
Intensive Care Unit:
10am – 12pm General visiting
12pm – 4pm Rest period
4pm – 8pm General visiting
In the ICU, we request that visitors be kept to a minimum of two people at any one time and be of short duration. In the acute post-operative period, or in the acute phase of an illness, it is recommended that only family members visit. Children under 14 years of age are not permitted in the ICU without prior nursing approval.
Parents visiting children under the age of 12 are welcome to visit at any time
Visitors who are unwell should not visit the hospital
Underground parking is available to patients and visitors of Wollongong Private Hospital. The car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, accessible via Crown Street and Urunga Parade.
The car park located at Wollongong Private Hospital is leased and operated by external parking provider, Secure Parking.There is 15 minutes of grace before a charge is applied.
Conveniently located in the heart of Wollongong’s medical precinct, the hospital is within walking distance of Wollongong’s CBD and easily accessible by a range of public transport options.
Wollongong train station is a short walk to the new private hospital (less than 1km). Wollongong bus services, including the free Gong Bus Shuttle, stop within close proximity to the hospital entrance.