Launceston General Hospital

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Launceston General Hospital
Geography
LocationLaunceston, Northern Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, Australia
Coordinates41°26′47″S 147°08′30″E / 41.4464°S 147.1418°E / -41.4464; 147.1418Coordinates: 41°26′47″S 147°08′30″E / 41.4464°S 147.1418°E / -41.4464; 147.1418
Organisation
Care systemDHHS
Hospital typeTeaching, research
Affiliated universityUniversity of Tasmania Faculty of Health Sciences
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds308 (+ 41 day care)
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
1 concrete
History
Founded1863
Links
WebsiteOfficial Website
ListsHospitals in Australia

The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is one of the three main public hospitals in Tasmania, Australia. It is located in Launceston and serves the north of the state. Services provided include Cardiology, Renal, Gastroenterology, Haematology-Oncology, Rehabilitation, General Surgery, Ear/Nose/Throat surgery, Plastic surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Paediatrics and an Intensive Care Unit, Psychiatry:Inpatient Mental Health Unit and Consultation-Liaison.

It is a teaching hospital servicing the University of Tasmania.

The statewide Cardiothoracic and major Paediatric surgery service is provided at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The hospital supports medical research through the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.

The Intensive care unit provides medical staff who work with Ambulance Tasmania and the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia to provide critical care aeromedical retrieval services throughout Tasmania.

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