Kiama Ward and Community Health Service
The patients and staff of the Kiama Hospital inpatient ward relocated to the newly
refurbished ‘Kiama Ward’ at Shellharbour Private Hospital in September 2016.
The new inpatient unit continues to provide slow stream rehabilitation to
aged care patients under the same model of care.
Our Local Health District (LHD) has, for a number of years, outlined its intention to eventually relocate beds currently used at Kiama Hospital to an expanded Shellharbour Hospital campus, in line with our long-term Health Care Services Plan.
Following Kiama Council’s decision to proceed with its proposal to purchase the Kiama Hospital site for the development of an aged care facility; the LHD stepped up its planning and logistics for the move. The newly refurbished ‘Kiama Ward’ at Shellharbour Private Hospital will house an 18 bed inpatient unit that offers slow stream rehabilitation to aged care patients.
The ‘Kiama Ward’ located within Shellharbour Private Hospital
27 Captain Cook Drive
Barrack Heights NSW 2528
Ph: 02 4297 9440
11am – 7pm
Why is this move only temporary?
Given the redevelopment of Shellharbour Hospital is in its early stages, a temporary location was required for the Kiama Hospital inpatient aged care beds and ward staff. The LHD undertook a detailed investigation into options, which included extensive consultation with staff and unions.
The decision to temporarily lease space within Shellharbour Private Hospital was made as it allows us to provide the best model of care for our patients and their families and carers, as well as the least impact to staff. Under this new arrangement, patients will continue to be treated by LHD staff within an upgraded facility in the southern Illawarra.
Kiama Integrated Primary and Community Health Centre
The long-term plan for the Kiama site included the construction of a purpose-built facility to accommodate the Hospital’s existing community-based outpatient services. The $3.6 million Kiama Integrated Primary and Community Health Centre opened in 2017, giving local clients improved access to a range of specialist outpatient health services, from early childhood right through to aged care.
Bonaira St Kiama
Ph: 02 4233 1033
This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)