About Southern NSW Local Health District

We are committed to providing excellence in rural healthcare. Our promise to our communities is to deliver safe, personalised, effective, and accessible care.

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About us

Southern NSW LHD spans 44,537 square kilometre and covers the NSW South Coast, Southern Tablelands, the Great Dividing Range, the Snowy Mountains, stretching to the Victorian border and surrounds of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Our District is diverse and geographically spread across 7 Local Government Areas encompassing the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Monaro, Upper Lachlan, and Yass Valley. We are home to five large Aboriginal nations of the Gundungurra, Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Ngarigo and Yuin peoples. 

As a major local employer, our staff of over 3000 are part of our local communities. Our healthcare facilities are divided into two geographic networks (inland and coastal), across 15 sites. This enables those in each region to get the right care, at the right time, in the right place.  

This includes: 

  • 9 hospitals 

  • 3 multipurpose services 

  • 1 HealthOne facility

  • 12 public inpatient facilities 

Our multipurpose services (MPS) combine a range of community health, aged care, and emergency services. Each MPS is tailored to meet the community’s unique clinical needs. Hospitals with higher level services are strategically connected to smaller facilities providing emergency and basic care. We partner with ACT Health and major Sydney hospitals for to support local patients who require high-level specialist care. 

Our hospitals and community health centres provide a range of services including: emergency care, intensive care, coronary care, maternity, acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute, primary and community services and mental health services.  

Our purpose and vision

Our purpose is to improve the wellbeing of the community we serve by providing person-centred and integrated care. 

Our vision is to support our communities to lead healthy lives.

Our values

Our values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment help us to embrace cultural diversity and to treat all people with dignity and compassion.

Our priorities
  1. Elevate the human experience.
  2. Keeping people healthy and well.
  3. Delivering safe care in all settings.
  4. Supporting our people.


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Our team

Meet our board, our executive leadership team and learn how our workforce of over 3000 healthcare professionals are making a positive difference each day.


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Our strategy

Our District aims to be a recognised leader in rural healthcare. Our strategies and plans help us improve the wellbeing of the community we serve.


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Our awards

Our awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding performance and accomplishments of our 'Southern Stars'.


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Our reports

Southern releases a range of reports each year to present our District's financial and business performance.


Our building projects

We are committed to providing high quality, safe and appropriate public health service facilities to support the needs of our communities now and into the future.

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Our hospitals and health facilities

Learn more about the hospitals and health facilities delivering local services and quality care to the people of Southern NSW.

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Access to information

Find out how to request access to your personal health information in Southern NSW LHD

Acknowledgement of Country

Southern NSW Local Health District acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands within its boundaries, the Gundungurra, Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Ngarigo, and Yuin peoples.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, community members and staff for their ongoing contribution to society and their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


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