​Singleton Hospital detailed services

 

Imaging services

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
Imaging ServicesHI and HIGCT, U/SBusiness Hours
Xray​24/7

General Surgery

Specialty ​Sub-Specialties ​Procedures ​Availability
General SurgeryGeneralEndoscopes, LSCS, lesion removals, vasectomies, hernia repairs, laprascopic cholecystectomy, appendicetomy, carpal tunnels, temporal artery biopsy, lumpectomy and auxillairy node biosy, flexible sigmoidoscopies, banding of haemorrhiods3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
​GynaecologyPelvic floor repair, Hysterotomy Hysteroscopy D& C diagnostic laparosopies, LSCS, laprascopic sterilisation,  insertion and removal of IUD, LLETZ, Diathermy leisons, endometrial ablasions, Bartholins cyst, vulval lesionsOnce every 8 weeks - Friday

Orthopaedics

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
OrthopaedicsGeneral
  • ACL Meniscus repair Excision of ganglion
  • Release of trigger finger
  • Plantar fasciectomy
  • Dupytrens contracture
  • Repair of rotator cuff
  • Repair of tendon
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Excision of exostosis of bones of foot
  • Removal of pins, screws or wires
  • Amputation of digits
  • Acromioplasty
  • Menisectomy (arthroscopic)
  • Manipulation or mobilising of joints
  • Fasciotomy
  • Internal fixation of fracture
  • Patellectomy
  • Repair of internal ligaments of knee
  • Primary repair of nail in nail bed
  • Removal of foreign from subcutaneous tissue
  • Incision and drainage of abscess
  • Closed reduction
  • Arthroscopic washout
  • Fusion of NTP joints – arthrodesis toe
3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

Paediatrics

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
PaediatricsEmergency, MedicalED presentations24/7

 

Emergency

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
EmergencyPaediatric Specialist out reach clinicAll emergency presentations for management, stabilisation and/or transfer to definitive care 

 

Maternity

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Maternity & Newborn ServicesAntenatal  Shared careAntenatal booking-in service and referral to high risk units 2 days per week
​Antenatal classes​Preparation for labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting​Scheduled 4 week sessions throughout the year
​Labour and Birthing
  • ​Birth from 37/40
  • Instrumental birth
  • Vaginal birth after LSCS
  • LSCS
​24/7 with  six GP Obstetrics coverage
​Post natal care
  • ​Post natal care after birth
  • Lactation and breast feeding support
​24/7
​Newborn care
  • ​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
​Breast feeding classes ​6 one off classes throughout the year
​Early Childhood nurses​UVHV
​Aboriginal Mothers and Infants health Service

 

Visiting Services - Acute

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Visiting Services - AcutePaediatric - Out reach SpecialistOutpatient assessments and treatmentsOnce per week throughout year
​Colposcopy clinic​Outpatient  colposcopy​ as scheduled
​Cardiology​Outpatient assessments and treatments​monthly
​Drug and Alcohol ​weekly
​Pace maker Clinic​review and educate ​monthly
​CAMHS​3 days per week
​Podiatry and footcareFortnightly​
​Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation ​Exercise group​Set group dates
​Respiratory and sleep​out patient appointments​2 weekly
​Hearing​Audio assessments ​By appointment
​Fracture clinic - TMH​telehealth ​As required
​Orthopaedic​outpatient​monthly

 

Occupational Therapy

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

 

Social Work

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Social Work Inpatient supportMonday - Friday
​Outpatient appointments​Monday - Friday
​Hospital Social Work​Referral through EPJB​​Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
​Community Social Work  as needed​Direct referral or through My Aged Care for over 65 or Aboriginal Torres Starit Islander over 50 ​Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
​​Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer (AHLO) 0.6 FTE​​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 5pm.

 

Social Work

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
PhysioFracture/Orthopaedic Telehealth - Fractures and orthopaedic presentationsReferrals managed through Maitland Hospital Fracture ClinicAs required
​General outpatient service​Health practitioner referral required​Mon-Fri
​In-reach services to hospital inpatients​Referral through EPJB​Mon-Friday Various times
​Falls prevention group​Health practitioner referral required

 

Speech Pathology

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Speech PathologyInpatient / out patient adult dysphagia, communication and voiceReferral through EPJBMonday to Friday
​Assessment and intervention for children and adults with communication, swallowing or voice difficulties ​Referral through Lower Hunter Intake Phone: 49312003​Monday to Friday

Physio

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
PhysioFracture/Orthopaedic Telehealth - Fractures and orthopaedic presentationsReferrals managed through Maitland Hospital Fracture ClinicAs required
​General outpatient service​Health practitioner referral required​Mon-Fri
In-reach services to hospital inpatients​​Referral through EPJB​Mon-Friday Various times
​Falls prevention group​Health practitioner referral required

 

Dietetics

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
DieteticsInpatientReferral through EPJBMonday - Friday
​Outpatients - Generalist​Direct referral or though My Aged Care for Over 65 or Aboriginal  Torres Strait Islander over 50​Monday - Friday

 

Pathology

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

Dialysis

Specialty​Sub-Specialties​Procedures​Availability
Renal DialysisNephrology Stream satellite unit6 Patients  three times weekMon- Wed Fri at capacity