Moree Hospital is classified as a C2 District Acute Hospital and has a community catchment for general care and also operates as a district hospital for the surrounding area. Moree Hospital is a 52 bed hospital and provides acute medical/surgical care services, maternity, emergency and paediatric facilities. The radiology department provides a general radiology x-ray service for the hospital and a private partnership provides CT scan and ultrasound services.
This facility has 140 full-time employees. Support groups in Moree include Alcoholics Anonymous to help family and friends of alcoholics, Asthma Support Group, Cancer Support Group and Gamblers Anonymous. Moree also has several highly qualified general practitioners supported by a variety of visiting specialists. The Aboriginal Medical Service, based at Pius X, provides added services to the local Aboriginal community.
Hours of operation: Moree Hospital operates 24 hours per day, every day of the year. Normal business hours are 8:30am until 5:00pm weekdays.
Visiting hours: Wards - visitors are welcome between 10:00am and 12:00 midday and between 2:30pm and 8:00pm. Maternity Unit- Rest period 12:00 midday until 2:30 pm. Children's Ward- Parents and guardians of children allowed anytime
Parking: Parking is available in the main hospital car park - entrance off Alice Street.
Disabled access: The hospital is accessible for people with a disability. Disabled parking spaces are available adjacent the front entrance of the Hospital and near the Community Health Centre entrance on Alice Street.
Community Health Centre
Moree Community Health Centre is located on the Moree Health Service campus, Alice Street across from the Tourist Information Centre. They take referrals from the public, government and non-government organisations. It also offers outreach services to the following areas: Bingara, Boggabilla, Inverell, Mungindi, Narrabri, Toomelah, and Warialda. Please phone Moree Community Health to find out more information about these areas of service.
The centre offers information and counselling about domestic violence, health and safety and legal advice. Services offered include aboriginal health, which gives assistance with all community development projects, Aged Care Assessment Teams, a Child Development team and early intervention programs. Dental services and diabetes education and supplies are also available. A physiotherapist, psychologist, mental health counsellor, and pregnancy counselling services are also part of the community health team. The centre has a wide range of services, including:
- Aboriginal health, including community midwifery service
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Community nursing (including asthma and diabetes education, early childhood, diabetes, hearing, home nursing, immunisation, palliative care and women's health)
- Counselling (general and mental health)
- Diet and nutrition
- PANOC (Physical Abuse & Neglect of Children) service
- Sexual assault services
- Sexual health promotion
- Social work service
- Therapy services (including speech therapy, occupational therapy ad physiotherapy)
- Women's health
Hours of operation: Community Health: Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.30 pm. Excluding Weekends and Public Holiday. Counselling Services: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Excluding Weekends and Public Holiday.