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Emergency

Muswellbrook Hospital

Health Service Manager

Karen Cairney

Address

Brentwood Street
Muswellbrook NSW 2333

Contact Details

Telephone: 6542 2000

Operating Hours

10am-1pm then 3pm-8pm. Visitors are welcome to spend time with family members or friends, however, please be aware of rest times on the first floor (1pm-3pm) and maternity (12.30pm-2.30pm).

Parking

Free parking is available at the front of the hospital.

Services

Imaging Services

Specialty​Sub-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Radiography   X-ray only ​24/7

General Surgery

Specialty​Sub-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
​Operating Theatre Opthamology Removal 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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Paediatrics General Medical Low risk paediatric admissions 24/7
​ED presentations ​24/7

Emergency

Specialty​Sub-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Emergency General Medical Low risk paediatric admissions 24/7
​ED presentations ​24/7

Maternity

Specialty​Sub-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Maternity & Newborn Services to level 3 delineation for Maternity & Level 2 for Nursery Antenatal care Antenatal booking-in service 2 days per week
​Antenatal classes Preparation for labour, birth, breastfeeding and parenting 18 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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Paediatric General, Endocrinology, surgery Outpatient assessments and treatments Once 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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Occupational Therapy Paediatircs Direct Referral Mon-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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Social Work Inpatient 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

Physiotherapy

Specialty​Sub-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Fracture/Orthopaedic Telehealth Fractures and orthopaedic presentations Referrals managed through Maitland Hospital Fracture Clinic Wednesday 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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Speech Pathology - Muswellbrook Hospital Inpatient adult dysphagia, communication and voice Referral through EPJB Monday 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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Dietetics General Referral 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-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Renal Dialysis Nephrology Stream satellite unit Non- acute haemodialysis 6 days per week.  Monday- Saturday

Pathology

Specialty​Sub-SpecialtiesProceduresAvailability
Pathology Collection Specimen collection Collection of blood 6 days per week - Mon -Sat, 8.30am - 1pm