The Gunnedah Shire has a modern hospital of 43 beds. The hospital provides a high standard of general medical and surgical services including a day surgery care facility.
The Obstetric Unit services approximately 150 deliveries per year. Further specialist care is available in Tamworth.
A busy Emergency Department services the community through on call Visiting Medical Officers. The Health Service has a broad range of community health services including child and family health, Aboriginal health, chronic and aged services; Physiotherapy, X-Ray facilities and a Public Health Dental Clinic, which are also located on the campus.
Gunnedah Hospital has a helipad and can access the Westpac Helicopter Service and Childflight services to Newcastle. Other health facilities in Gunnedah are NSW Ambulance and a pathology service. The Air Ambulance and Child Flight Neonatal Helicopter serve the community on request.
For a comprehensive list of Gunnedah's medical, aged care, disability and therapeutic services, please visit the Health Care & Social Assistance section in the Gunnedah Shire Council Business Directory.
Safer Sharps Disposal
Syringes are being placed in garbage and recycling bins, resulting in occupational health and safety problems for works at the waste and recycling centres. To address this problem, Gunnedah Shire Council, in conjunction various
organisations, have included a single use bin for people with diabetes and other users of lancets, syringes and pen needles.
For more information please see our Resident Self Help Guide for Safer Disposal of Needles, Syringes and other Sharps below: