​Muswellbrook Hospital detailed services

Imaging services

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Radiography X-ray only​24/7

 

General Surgery

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​Operating TheatreOpthamologyRemoval of Cataracts and insertion of intra occular lenses, nystygmas repair, vitrectomies if required (anterior)Once each fortnight - Monday
​General​Endoscopes, LSCS, lesion removals, vasectomies, hernia repairs, laprascopic cholecystectomy, appendicetomy, carpal tunnels, temporal artery biopsy, lumpectomy and auxillairy node biosy, flexible sigmoidoscopies, banding of haemorrhiods, Bartholin's cyst removal​3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
​Gynaecology​D& C diagnostic laparosopies, LSCS, laprascopic sterilisation, hysteroscopy, insertion and removal of IUD, LLETZ, endometrial ablasions, Bartholins cyst, vulval lesions​Once every 8 weeks - Friday

 

Paediatrics

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
PaediatricsGeneral MedicalLow risk paediatric admissions24/7
​ED presentations​24/7

Emergency

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
EmergencyGeneral MedicalLow risk paediatric admissions24/7
​ED presentations​24/7

 

Maternity

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Maternity & Newborn Services to level 3 delineation for Maternity & Level 2 for NurseryAntenatal careAntenatal booking-in service2 days per week
​Antenatal classesPreparation for labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting18 individual sessions throughout the year
​Labour and Birthing
  • ​Birth from 37/40
  • Instrumental birth
  • Vaginal birth after LSCS
  • LSCS
​24/7 with GP Obstetrics coverage
​Post natal care
  • ​Post natal care after birth
  • Lactation and breast feeding support
​24/7
​Newborn care
Level 2
  • ​Immediate care of newborn
  • Short term care
  • Short term care of simple new born problems
  • Resuscitation and stabilisation of newborn for transfer
  • Short term nasogastric tube feeding
  • Phototherapy
​24/7
​Breastfeeding classes ​6 classes run throughout the year

  

Visiting Services - Acute

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
PaediatricGeneral, Endocrinology, surgeryOutpatient assessments and treatmentsOnce per week throughout year
​Colposcopy clinic​Outpatient  colposcopy​Monthly
​Cardiology​Outpatient assessments and treatments​Quarterly
​Drug and Alcohol ​2 days per week
​Oral Health​Paediatric and adult​General dental  hygiene and treatments​Mon- Fri
​CAMHS​Tues - Fri ,  3 days per week
​Podiatry and footcare​Fortnightly
​Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation​Exercise group​Set group dates
​Breast care Nurses​Outpatient assessments and treatments​Monthly
​Oncology​Outpatient assessments and treatments​Fortnightly
​Hearing​Audio assessments and fitting of hearing aids​Monthly
​Fracture clinic​Monthly

 

Occupational Therapy

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Occupational TherapyPaediatircsDirect ReferralMon-Fri 8am - 4.30pm
​Paediatric Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic​Direct Referral​Mon-Fri 8am - 4.30pm
​Adult Inpatients​Referral through EPJB​Mon-Fri 8am - 4.30pm
​Adult Community​Direct referral or though My Aged Care for Over 65 or Aboriginal  Torres Strait Islander over 50​Mon-Fri 8am - 4.30pm

 

Social Work

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Social WorkInpatient support Monday - Friday
​Outpatient appointments​Monday - Friday
​Hospital Social Work​Referral through EPJB​​Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
​Community Social Work ​Direct referral or through My Aged Care for over 65 or Aboriginal Torres Starit Islander over 50 ​​​Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
​​Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer (AHLO)Direct referral. ​​The AHLO is employed to ensure that any person who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) is able to access culturally appropriate care whilst in hospital​Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm. (outreach services provided to Murrurundi/Denman/Scone and Merriwa from Muswellbrook as required)
​Sexual Assault Service  - Paediatric​Direct referral from JIRTor through JRU​Mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm
​Sexual Assault Service  - Adult​Direct referral ​​Mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm
​Young Parent Social Worker - Parents under 25 years of age​Direct referral ​Mon - Thur 7.30am - 4pm

 

Physio

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Fracture/Orthopaedic TelehealthFractures and orthopaedic presentationsReferrals managed through Maitland Hospital Fracture ClinicWednesday 9am-10:30am
​Physio​General outpatient service​Health practitioner referral required​Mon-Fri Various times
​In-reach services to hospital inpatients​Referral through EPJB​Mon-Fri Various times
​Aquatic Physiotherapy​Health practitioner referral required/ Medical clearance form from GP​Tues 1.30pm-2.30pm
​Falls prevention​Health practitioner referral required​Wed 10am-12.30pm
​Fracture/Orthopaedic Telehealth​Fractures and orthopaedic presentations​Referrals managed through Maitland Hospital Fracture Clinic​Tuesday 9am-10.30am
​Physio​General outpatient service​Health practitioner referral required​Mon-Fri Various times
​In-reach services to hospital inpatients​Referral through EPJB​Mon-Fri Various times
​Aquatic Physiotherapy​Health practitioner referral required/ Medical clearance form from GP​Tues 1.30pm-2.30pm
​Falls prevention​Health practitioner referral required​Wed 10am-12.30pm

 

Speech Pathology

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Speech Pathology - Muswellbrook HospitalInpatient adult dysphagia, communication and voiceReferral through EPJBMonday to Friday
​Inpatient paediatric dysphagia​Referral through EPJB​Monday to Friday
​Speech Pathology - HVCH​Assessment and intervention for children and adults with communication, swallowing or voice difficulties ​Muswellbrook: Direct referral to department Phone: 65422085 Monday-Friday
​Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic - HVCH​Assessment and intervention for children with feeding and nutrition issues​Direct referral: Phone: 65422050 or email: HNELHD-HunterValleyCHFeedingClinic@health.nsw.gov.au ​Monday to Friday

 

Dietetics

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
DieteticsGeneralReferral through EPJB
​General - inpatient​Referral through EPJB​Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday
​Generalist - outpatient​Direct referral or though My Aged Care for Over 65 or Aboriginal  Torres Strait Islander over 50​2nd & 4th Thursday, Monthly
​Paediatric Clinic​Fortnightly
​MOIDC Clinic​Direct referral or though My Aged Care for Over 65 or Aboriginal  Torres Strait Islander over 50​Fridays, Monthly
​Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic​Direct referral or though My Aged Care for Over 65 or Aboriginal  Torres Strait Islander over 50​Tuesdays, Monthly

 

Dialysis

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Renal DialysisNephrology Stream satellite unitNon- acute haemodialysis6 days per week.  Monday- Saturday

 

Pathology

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Pathology CollectionSpecimen collectionCollection of blood6 days per week - Mon -Sat, 8.30am - 1pm