Overview of Clinical Areas
The hospital is a 94 bed acute care facility. It provides a wide range of clinical services to the population of the Wingecarribee Shire and attracts some patients from the surrounding areas.
The main clinical building is named Milton Park General after the former home of the Horden Family (of department store fame) in recognition of their long time charitable contribution to the service.
Located on the bottom floor is a 12 bed Level 2 Maternity Unit. The unit offers a complete range of care and facilities for pregnant women. Located within the unit is a birthing centre (3 beds) designed to offer the mother a more relaxed alternative to routine confinement. Staffing is provided by registered midwives and enrolled nurses.
The first floor of Milton Park General contains 36 medical and surgical beds which accommodate patients after most routine operative procedures and cares for those with common medical disorders and includes 2 beds designated for Mental Health patients. Staffing is provided by registered nurses and enrolled nurses.
Located on the top floor is the High Dependency Unit of 8 beds. It offers surveillance for patients needing Coronary care, those at risk and those patients who would benefit from closer observation. Staffing is with registered and enrolled nurses.
Adjacent to the High Dependency unit are the Operating Theatres/Recovery and Clinical Sterilising Department.
The operating room suite contains two operating rooms and a recovery area that can accommodate four recovering people at any one time. The Clinical Sterilising unti provides the sterile goods and material used within the Theatres. Clinical staffing is by registered and enrolled nurses with the assistance of non - clinical staff in the sterilizing department.
Children's Ward was originally built in the 1930’s, located on the ground floor; attached to the eastern end of the administration block. Staffing is by registered and enrolled nurses. A paediatric outreach program is offered through the Children's Ward. This ward was completely refurbished in 2008/09 and now comprises of a modern 8 bed unit including 2 isolation rooms.
Emergency Department, consisting of 10 beds is a purpose built, spacious and highly functional unit. Staffed by registered nurses the unit offers 24 hour care for the management of individuals presenting with acute illness or following an accident.
Cardiac Assessment Unit is located in the Watson Unit with allied health services. The unit offers cardiac performance assessment and cardiac rehabilitation services. It is staffed by registered and enrolled nurses.