Nurses are highly skilled health workers with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. They provide a wide range of services in our health facilities, clinics and the community.
Nurses coordinate and provide clinical care in all of our hospitals and multipurpose services.
Nurses are responsible for the emergency and first aid care in our remote facilities with support from the Royal Flying Doctor Service and NSW Ambulance.
Nurses organise care in clinics such as colonoscopy, renal and wound clinics at Broken Hill Health Service. They also support Royal Flying Doctor Service clinics in rural and remote communities.
They can visit people in their homes, for example to help with medication or wound care. They can also work in places like schools and community health centres.
The Community Health Centre in Broken Hill provides a child and family health nursing service. It offers drop-in clinics, child development checks, immunisations, and home visits for new babies.
Midwifery and maternity services
All pregnant women in the Far West LHD have free access to their own midwife throughout their pregnancy, birth and early weeks of parenting through the Broken Hill Midwifery Group Practice.
Women expected to have a low-to-medium risk birth can give birth in Broken Hill Hospital.
We work closely with birth hospitals and neo-natal intensive care in Adelaide for women expected to have higher risk births.
Broken Hill Health Service offers the following maternity services:
- antenatal care from early pregnancy and postnatal care to 2 weeks post-birth
- parenting classes
- coordinated care for women with early pregnancy complications within the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS)
- obstetric and paediatric medical service
- special care nursery services
- lactation consultant.
Contact Broken Hill Hospital Maternity Ward by phone on (08) 8080 1386.
We encourage you to contact us as early as possible in your pregnancy.
Meet some of our midwives
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See the NSW Health website for information about:
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a phone and online service supporting Australian parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Phone 1800 882 436 to speak to a maternal child health nurse for personal advice and guidance.
Far West LHD offers a range of opportunities for both graduate and experienced nurses and midwives. See Work with Far West for more information.
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