Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

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Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
Greater Southern Area Health Service
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Location Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Care system Public Medicare (AU)
Hospital type General
Affiliated university Charles Sturt University, University of New South Wales
Emergency department Yes
Beds 220.[1]
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. The hospital also provides a range of allied health services including pharmacy, physiotherapy, social work, dietetics and speech pathology. Wagga Wagga also is home to a private hospital, Calvary Hospital, which is also important for the region.


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.[2]


  1. ^ "Grievance Debate" (PDF). Kay Hull. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  2. ^ "New Hospital Plans To Go On Public Display" (PDF). New South Wales Health. Greater Southern Area Health Service. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 

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Coordinates: 35°7′6″S 147°21′28″E / 35.11833°S 147.35778°E / -35.11833; 147.35778