New hospital opens on west coast of Tasmania

24 February 2007

The new $9 million West Coast District Hospital was officially opened in Queenstown yesterday.

The hospital is part of the Tasmanian government’s $38 million program to build, rebuild or upgrade rural hospitals and health centres across Tasmania.

Regional health services on the west coast of Tasmania have been brought together under a single organisation, Health West.

General Practitioner surgeries have been incorporated in the new service and this will assist with the recruitment of doctors. Oral health, child health and community nursing are also part of the co-ordinated program, as is a 10-bed acute section and a 16-bed aged-care facility.

See the health services page for related information.