location 176 Thomas Street, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 Get directions
Broken Hill Base Hospital is a 98-bed rural teaching hospital offering a wide variety of services including 24-hour emergency and maternity services.
About the facility
Broken Hill Hospital is a rural teaching hospital, providing a 10-bed Emergency Department as well as general medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, dialysis, oncology unit and acute mental health beds, operating theatres, specialist palliative care, intensive and coronary care units.
Support services include radiology and pathology departments, as well as a wide range of allied and primary health services. Inpatient beds: 27 medical acute beds including palliative care priority beds, 21 surgical beds, 5 ICU/CCU beds, 6 maternity beds, 6 paediatric beds, 6 mental health inpatient beds, 10 sub acute rehabilliation beds, 6 dialysis chairs, 3 operating theatres and 3 recovery beds, 2 Special Care Nursery Level 2 cots.
Upgrades to the Broken Hill Health Service Emergency Department and Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit are coming soon.
In April 2022, the NSW Government announced the Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment project. The project includes a $10 million upgrade to the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), which will be reconfigured to better meet the critical health needs of the region and includes tailored treatment spaces for children and those requiring mental health services.
The redevelopment also includes an enhanced Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (MHIPU), which is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program (SWMHIP). Once complete, the upgraded mental health and inpatient unit facilities will provide a modern and contemporary therapeutic space with co-designed facilities for people with mental health needs, their families, carers and staff.
For more information about the Broken Hill Health Service Redevelopment, please visit the NSW Health Infrastructure website at Broken Hill Emergency Department - Health Infrastructure NSW.