St George Hospital
St George Hospital started as an eight-bed hospital back in 1894, with the first patient admitted for typhoid fever.
Today over 120 years after the official opening, the hospital has grown to 627-beds and is one of the busiest health facilities in NSW, with around 3,400 staff. Each year the emergency department treats more than 68,000 sick and injured people. The maternity department welcome around 2,600 babies into the world each year.
The catchment area for the hospital includes the Local Government Areas of Kogarah, Rockdale and Hurstville and provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and community-based health services to more than 240,000 residents. It is estimated that the population for the catchment area will grow to 249,270 by 2016.
In addition, St George Hospital is a level 1 trauma centre, one of seven in the state, providing 24-hour care for the most critically injured patients.
Most recently, in October 2014, the hospital opened a new emergency department. An older persons’ sub-acute mental health unit and a services centre opened in 2013.
The St George Hospital redevelopment project is being delivered by Health Infrastructure in partnership with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
Health Infrastructure manages the planning, design and delivery of health infrastructure capital works across New South Wales.
In parallel, Sutherland Hospital is also undergoing a $62.9 million redevelopment.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District - www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au
St George Hospital - www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/SGH/
Sutherland Hospital Redevelopment - www.sutherlandhospitalredev.health.nsw.gov.au
Health Infrastructure - www.hinfra.health.nsw.gov.au
NSW Health – www.health.nsw.gov.au