Wollongong Hospital

The Wollongong Hospital is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s major referral and teaching hospital and has bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.

Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s eight hospitals and is the region’s tertiary referral hospital, which means it has the capacity to treat specialist and complex cases. Wollongong’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in New South Wales with around 70,000 presentations each year. 

The Hospital is closely affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. An academic suite located at Wollongong Hospital supports both the Graduate School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University.

Wollongong Hospital has recently undergone a transformation with greater than $110 million worth of capital works enhancements which included the construction of the Illawarra Elective Surgical Services Centre and the new multi deck carpark.

The Hospital has a dedicated group of volunteers and it has strong links with a wide range of community groups including Friends of Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Carers, Dialysis Transplant Association and Community Care Link.

This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).

Wollongong Hospital artwork by Lani Balzan
Artwork by Lani Balzan

Contact Information
Loftus Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Postal Address
Locked Bag 8808
South Coast Mail Centre NSW 2521