Warialda Multipurpose Service

Health service manager

Sharon Baker

Address

Long Street
Warialda NSW 2402

Contact details

Telphone: 6728 9000

Visiting hours

8am to 8pm

Parking

Free visitor and staff parking is available in Arthur Wheatley Drive Warialda.

Services available 

Warialda MPS is a 25-bed facility, consisting of 15 Residential Aged care beds and 10 Acute care beds and provides care for the community of Warialda and surrounding district. It offers a range of services including:

  • Emergency Department – two-bed Level 2 unit offering a 24 hour seven days per week service. Telehealth available for support and consultation to the Tamworth retrieval service.
  • Inpatient Unit – 10 bed unit provides care for general medical and post-surgical transfers. A paediatric designated room is also available for Level 2 Paediatric care and admission in consultation with paediatricians based at the Tamworth Hospital.
  • On call visiting medical officer services. Local medical support consists of two VMO’s both fulltime and supported by GP registrars. Warialda has two GP registrars.
  • The Small Town After Hour program is implemented when no doctor is available in conjunction with business contingency plans and support from the Tamworth Hospital Emergency Department.
  • Emergency transfers are coordinated through the Hunter New England Internal Transport Unit, Medical Retrieval Service or Newborn and Paediatric Transport Unit.
  • Pathology services are available to both inpatient and outpatients five days per week from 7:30am to 11:30am. Specimens are transported to Tamworth. Point of care I-stat machine is available on site and shadowed by the New England Pathology unit Tamworth for Quality assurance.
  • Radiology services are available weekly by a radiographer from Inverell Hospital and there are two trained remote radiographers available as on call for any emergency presentations.
  • Pharmacy services are supplied through Tamworth Hospital on a weekly basis. Residential aged care clients receive a service through the local community pharmacy.

Residential Aged Care

The Warialda MPS residential aged care is an 15 bed facility.

Diversional therapy services are available four days a week and there is also a technical assistant physiotherapy assistant to assist with mobility and strengthening exercises and falls prevention.

Hunter New England Oral Health provides a residential oral care service every six months on a rotational basis with other organisations in the area including provision of service to the local Hostel aged care clients.

Programs such as Adopt a Grandparent are implemented in partnership with local high school students coordinated by the Diversional therapist.