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Acute Medical

Medical services in the area were transformed with the opening of the $80.6 million Coffs Harbour Health Campus in 2001. Coffs Harbour is recognised as the regional centre for health services.

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The North Coast Area Health Service

Coffs Harbour is the focal point for service provision in the Coffs Clarence Network of the North Coast Area Health Service. The Coffs Harbour Health Campus is linked with several District Hospitals which include Bellingen, Dorrigo and Macksville.

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Coffs Harbour Health Campus - Coffs Harbour Base Hospital

The Coffs Harbour Health Campus is the major referral hospital in the Coffs Clarence Network and will continue to experience significant growth in activity.

Coffs Harbour Base Hospital provides emergency, critical care medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, mental health, limited rehabilitation and a range of clinical support services.

The $80.6m Base Hospital at Coffs Harbour was opened in 2001. The hospital provides enhanced services in the areas of mental health, aged care and rehabilitation and some clinical support services and primary and community care services.

Bellinger River District Hospital

The District Hospital in Bellingen provides a 24-hour service. Medical services are provided by General Practitioners. Surgical Services are provided by specialist Surgeons and Anaesthetists contracted to the Area Health Service. There are no staff medical officers on site. Bellingen Hospital forms part of the network of services across the Area Health Service working closely with Coffs Harbour Base Hospital and others as patient needs require.

Dorrigo Health Campus

The Dorrigo Health Campus comprises the Dorrigo Multipurpose Service and Dorrigo Community Health Centre. Dorrigo hospital provides a 24-hour service. Medical services are provided by General Practitioners (Visiting Medical Officers) contracted to the Area Health Service.

Macksville District Hospital

Services provided at Macksville District Hospital include 24-hour in-patient and Emergency Department Services and regular Day Surgery Procedures. In-house Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pathology and X-ray services are provided on a daily basis Monday to Friday. Emergency X-Ray and Pathology services are provided through the Emergency Department 24 hours.

North Coast Cancer Institute

The North Coast Cancer Institute development at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie encompasses medical oncology, radiation oncology, breast screening, haematology and palliative care services. The Coffs Harbour branch has been operational from 2007 with a second linac delivered in May 2009.

The North Coast Cancer Institute (NCCI) has a vibrant research program which is conducted with a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach. NCCI has an initial research focus on health services research, collaborative clinical research and physics research, and encourages all staff to pursue university appointments.

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Baringa Private Hospital

The Private sector is well provided for with the long established Baringa Private Hospital, which has been operating in Coffs Harbour for over 30 years.

Run by Ramsay Health Care Coffs Harbour, Baringa is an 80-bed licensed hospital. Baringa Hospital is currently redeveloping its operating theatres, expanding from two to four. Three of the new theatres have already been commissioned. Surgical services in its Coffs Harbour Day Surgical Centre, also managed by Ramsay Health Care, include most specialties including a service from Sydney IVF.

Medical services allow GPs to admit and care for their patients at Baringa and this includes the new palliative care suite. Baringa Private Hospital commissioned the long-awaited building of their five room Palliative Care Unit in March 2008. This was jointly funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Rural Private Access Program and Ramsay Health Care. The unit is very impressive with a relatives' retreat and large lounge room that looks out onto a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

Baringa has an expanding rehabilitation service which provides both in-patient and day-patient services.

A new 4-chair Day Infusion Service has just been commissioned. This will allow day admissions for patients who only require intravenous drugs.

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Mid North Coast Division of General Practice

The Mid North Coast (NSW) Division of General Practice supports local GPs in providing quality health care on the Coffs Coast. The Division strives to link GPs with other health providers and the community.

The MNC Division of GP is part of an Australia-wide network and covers the area from Ulmarra in the north to Stuarts Point in the south and out to Dorrigo in the west. The Division links the 130 GPs and GP Registrars who work in the area with other health providers and the community.

The Division maintains a list of the general practices in the Division that are actively seeking suitably qualified persons to fill practice vacancies. The positions available can be general practitioners, practice nurses, or practice administration staff.

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Coffs Harbour is lucky enough to be the head office for medical recruitment agency LocumsPRN in Australia. Their expertise in providing a locum service focused solely on the needs of doctors combined with local knowledge is sure to make your job placement an enjoyable one.

LocumsPRN will help find you the best positions to suit your medical skills and needs in the Coffs Harbour District. This Medical Recruitment Agency provides up-to-date advice about jobs, based on their personal experience of medical work in Coffs Harbour. Professional, hassle-free service at no cost to you.

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