Kiama Hospital & Community Health Service
The patients and staff of the Kiama 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 Community Health Service
The long-term plan for the Kiama site has always included the construction
of a purpose-built facility to accommodate the Hospital’s existing
community-based outpatient services, which will be retained on the site.
Work is currently underway on the $3.6 million Kiama Integrated Primary and
Community Health Centre. Outpatient services will continue to operate out of
the existing hospital building until construction and fit out of the new
facility is complete, which is anticipated to occur in early 2017.
Kiama Community Health Service
Kiama NSW 2533
Ph: 02 4233 1033
Construction underway on the $3.6 million Kiama Integrated
Primary and Community Health Centre
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Your Rights and Responsibilities
As a patient, client, consumer, carer, family member or visitor to Kiama and Community Health Service, you have a number of rights and responsibilities. Information about these rights and responsibilities is available here.
Smoking & Alcohol
All ISLHD hospitals and health facilities are smoke free, this means that
patients, visitors and staff are not allowed to smoke inside any buildings
or within the surrounding hospital grounds and car parks.
If you smoke your doctor or nurse can give you nicotine replacement products to keep you more comfortable while you are in hospital.
If you want to know more about quitting or reducing your smoking ask your GP or call the Quitline.
Patients and visitors are reminded that drinking alcohol is not allowed on ISLHD Health premises. For more information speak to your nurse or doctor.
This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)