Launceston General Hospital

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Launceston General Hospital
Location Launceston, Northern Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, Australia
Coordinates 41°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
Care system DHHS
Hospital type Teaching, research
Affiliated university University of Tasmania Faculty of Health Sciences
Emergency department Yes, A+E, Intensive Care
Beds 308 (+ 41 day care)
Founded 1863
Website Official Website
Lists Hospitals 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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