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Cessnock Hospital


Cessnock District Health Service provides a 63 bed acute hospital service, 24 hour emergency department, general medicine, paediatric and postnatal services, general surgery including orthopaedics, urology and gynaecology.

Allied Health Services include physiotherapy, social work, dietetics, speech pathology and occupational therapy. 

Community services include Community Nursing, immunization, young parent network, transfer of care coordinator, education programs for child and family health, psychology, social work, child vision and hearing assessment.  

Visiting services include paediatrics, ante natal and post natal care, mental health, women's health, neurology, respiratory, pre- operative care, cardiac and general medicine.

Paediatric Services provided 

Cessnock District Health Service has a two bed paediatric ward with provision for a child's parent to stay with them during their hospitalisation. Paediatric Outpatient Clinics are held in the View Street Clinic, in the grounds of Cessnock Hospital and are easily accessed by public transport. These clinics and services include immunisation, young parent's network, education programs for child and family health, child hearing and vision assessments, speech therapy, psychology and social work. Our community team also provides care in the home e.g. wound care and post surgical care.

When do we refer to another facility? 

Non-urgent paediatric referrals to The Maitland Hospital and or John Hunter Hospital usually occur when the Local Medical Officers require a more specialised opinion. Our close relationship with these facilities enables us, with the support of the Patient Flow Unit to make these referrals efficient and beneficial for our paediatric patients.

For urgent paediatric referrals we are supported by the Patient Flow Unit, The Maitland Hospital, John Hunter Children's Hospital and if necessary the Neonatal Emergency Transport Service or the Retrieval Team from John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Location and contact details   

View Street

Cessnock, NSW, 2325
Phone:              (02)49 910555
Fax:                   (02)49 910563