Wollongong Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care


Greater health services for Illawarra residents

Jan 18, 2016

Wollongong Private Hospital is now operating, boosting the Illawarra’s health services with world class, all-digital operating theatres, state-of-the-art equipment and a full range of medical, surgical and maternity services.

The opening of the 151-bed hospital will grant health patients within the region greater choice and options in health care, access to a broader range of services and reduce the need to travel to Sydney for major procedures.

Wollongong Private Hospital CEO David Crowe said the opening, just over two years after construction began, is a coup for the region, building on the services already available in order to cater for a growing population.

“The demand for quality health services within the region is constantly growing and patients should have the option of easy access to a full-range of quality services that meets their needs,” he said.

“We found the demand for our services had outgrown our Figtree site and we needed to expand in order to continue providing quality care for our patients.

“Our new Wollongong base is located close to the public hospital which will improve patient flow and enhance relationships with visiting medical officers while our larger site allows us to offer services new to our hospital and which, in some cases, have not previously been available anywhere in the region.

“Seeing years of planning and work come to fruition today is amazing and we have only just begun our journey.”

Wollongong Private Hospital offers nine operating theatres along with a hybrid angiography laboratory, an eight-chair day oncology unit, 10-bed intensive care unit and a six-cot special care nursery.

By July the hospital expects to employ about 520 staff and welcome an additional 50 specialists. Its sister site, Figtree Private Hospital, has been transformed into a rehabilitation facility with both inpatient and outpatient programs.