​Narrabri Hospital detailed services

Imaging services

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​HNE Imaging 
  • General Xray
  • CT Scans
​Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm Afterhours Emergencies

 

General Surgery

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​Operating theatresUpper GIDiagnostic and Interventional gastroscopy including upper GI haemorrhage (variceal banding, injection of bleeding variceals and insertion of Sengstaken Blakemores tube), Biopsy of the upper GI tract​Elective, 1 day per week, emergency service when required
​Colorectal​Diagnostic & interventional colonoscopy including  treatment of PR bleeding using injection methods, injection of haemorrhoids, biopsy collection, snaring of lower GI polyps and tumours​Elective, 1 day per week, emergency service when required
​General​Femoral, incisional, and inguinal hernia repairs, vasectomy, Carpal Tunnel release​Elective, 1 day per week / fortnight dependant on bookings, emergency service when required
​Skin​Lesions, skin grafts, abscess incision and drainage​Elective, 1 day per week / fortnight dependant on bookings, emergency service when required
​Obstetrics​Caesaerean Section, Removal retained products, cervical tear repair​24/7 emergency
​Gyneacological​D+C, insertion/removal of IUCDs, tubal ligation​Elective when required, depending on bookings
​Dental​Removal of teeth​1 day per month

 

Orthopaedics

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​Orthopaedics Knee Arthroscopy, Anterior cruiciate Ligament repair, Shoulder arthroscopy, Shoulder reconstruction, carpal tunnel release​1 day per month - Elective Surgery

 

Paediatrics

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​PaediatricsGeneral Medical PaediatricsLow risk paediatric admissionswhen required
​Paediatrics​Dental Surgery​Removal of teeth, fillings​1 day per month - elective surgery

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​EmergencyCritical Care/Acute CareAll emergency presentations for management, stabilisation and/or transfer to definitive care​24/7

 

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
​Maternity & Newborn Services as per Level 3 role delineation Maternity and Level 2 NurseryAntenatal
  • Antenatal booking ins
  • Shared care ante natal clinic
Wednesdays & Thursdays
​Antenatal Education sessionsPreparation for labour, birth and parenting​Quarterly - full day saturdays
​Outreach antenatal service to Wee Waa​Antenatal booking ins, Shared care antenatal clinic​Alternative Tuesdays
​​Labour and birthing
  • Birth from 37/40​
  • Instrumental birth
  • LSCS
  • Vaginal birth after LSCS
​24/7
​Post Natal Care
  • ​Post natal care after birth
  • Breastfeeding support
​24/7
​Special care Nursery as per Level 2 Role delineation
  • ​Immediate care of newborn
  • Short term care for simple newborn problems
  • Resuscitation and stabilisation of newborn for transfer
  • Short term NGT feeding
  • Phototherapy
​24/7
​Aboriginal Maternity Service​Antenatal​Antenatal booking ins, Shared care antenatal clinic, provide outreach to Narrabri shire​Mondays & Tuesdays & alternate Wednesdays

 

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Orthopaedic Surgeon once a month
​Cardiologist​2 days a month
​Rheumatologist​once a month
​Ophthalmologist​1-2 days a month
​Geriatrician​second monthly
​Psychiatrist​fortnightly

 

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Occupational Therapy
  • Home modifications
  • Equipment assessment and provision
  • Home assessments
  • Paediatrics
  • Inpatient assessment for discharge
Client wait time for specific services varies and is assessed and prioritized in accordance with clinical priorityMonday to Friday
​Adult and paediatrics​Inpatient, community and outpatient referrals​Monday to Friday

 

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Social WorkGeneralist Social WorkerInpatient, community and outpatient referralsMonday to Friday

 

Physio

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
PhysiotherapyGeneralist physiotherapy services, Cardiac and
Pulmonary Rehabilitation groups
Inpatient, community and outpatient referralsMonday to Friday

 

Speech Pathology

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Speech PathologyAdult and paediatrics. Assessment and interventions for children and adults with communication or swallowing difficultiesInpatient, community and outpatient referralsMonday to Friday

 

Community Health

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Aboriginal Health ServicesAboriginal Health WorkerWorks with CNC ICCAPP and other community based servicesMonday to Friday
​Chronic Care for Aboriginal People​CNC​Provides POCT for Aboriginal People and information and education on Chronic Disease​Monday to Friday
​Community Nursing​Wound Management ​Inpatient, community and outpatient referrals​Monday to Friday
​Palliative Care Services​CNC and RN​Provision of management of Palliative care​Monday to Friday
​Respiratory Services​Provision of respiratory assessments including spirometry, education on asthma and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (maintream and Aboriginal specific programs)​Monday to Friday
​Diabetes Education​Provision of education regarding diabetes Management for Type 1's, Type 2's and Gestational Diabetes​Monday to Friday
​Audiometry​Provision of hearing assessments and advice on hearing protection​Monday to Friday
​Cardiac Rehabilitation​Assessement and provision of Cardiac Rehabilitation​Monday to Friday
​Dementia Support​CNS and Dementia Advisory Support Worker​Provides support to people with dementia, their carers and their families​Monday to Friday
​Child and Family Health​Mainstream and Aboriginal specific based programs​UHHV and clinics for screening and assessment, breast feeding support, post natal depression support, parenting advice and folow up immunisations​Monday to Friday
​Day Centre​Day centre based activities and programs for eligible CHSP clients​Monday to Friday
​Women's Health​Assessment, review and advice on women's health conditions and issues​Monday to Friday
​Aged Care Services​Aged Care and Assessment Team (ACAT) review and assessment – 1800 881 568 - Centralised Intake​Monday to Friday
​Transitional Aged Care Program​Community based goal oriented program for eligible clients post inpatient episode of care​7 days
​Drug and Alcohol Services​Drug and Alcohol Clinics including Pharmacotherapy. Assessment, counselling and psychological therapy for individuals, families and couples with alcohol and other drugs issues.​1300 660 059 - Appointments, Information and support - Centralised Intake​By appointment
​Mental Health Services (including children and adolescents)​Prevention, promotion & early intervention activities​1800 011 511 - Appointments, Information and support - Centralised Intake​Monday to Friday
​Get Active New England (G.A.N.E.) ​Falls Prevention​The program aims to enhance the independence and wellbeing of CHSP eligible clients through enablement, building strength, improving balance and reducing the risk of falling. My Aged Care:
1800 200 422 OR through their online form, found at: www.myagedcare.gov.au/referral - Centralised Intake
​By appointment

 

Dietetics

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
DieteticsGeneralist DieticianInpatient, community and outpatient referralsMonday to Friday