Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
|Wagga Wagga Base Hospital|
|Greater Southern Area Health Service|
|Location||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia|
|Care system||Public Medicare (AU)|
|Affiliated university||Charles Sturt University, University of New South Wales|
|Founded||1865 (District), 1938 (Base)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Australia|
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital is located in the City of Wagga Wagga, the largest inland city of New South Wales, Australia. The hospital is the largest in the region, providing medical services to the wider Riverina.It is the regional referral hospital for outlying areas, and provides medical, surgical, orthopaedic, psychiatric and paediatric inpatient services in addition to emergency care. Wagga Wagga also is home to a private hospital, Calvary Hospital, which is also important for the region. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital is also informally known as one of the worst hospitals in New South Wales and has a bad reputation for golden staph.
The hospital was founded as Wagga Wagga District Hospital in 1865 and a number of its early buildings were designed by William Monks, a local architect. in 1938 it became known as Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.
On 30 November 2007 the Greater Southern Area Health Service publicly released the concept plans of the new base hospital which will be located on the current hospital site and cost an estimated $275 million which will have a total of 460 beds.
- Wagga Wagga Base Hospital Redevelopment Concept Plans, Greater Southern Area Health Service
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