Nepean Hospital

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Nepean Teaching Hospital
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Nepean Hospital.jpg
Aerial photograph of Nepean Hospital
Location Kingswood, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Coordinates 33°45′36″S 150°42′47″E / 33.7599°S 150.7131°E / -33.7599; 150.7131Coordinates: 33°45′36″S 150°42′47″E / 33.7599°S 150.7131°E / -33.7599; 150.7131
Care system Public Medicare (AU)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Sydney
Emergency department Yes
Beds 520
Website NBMLHD - Nepean Hospital - About Us
Lists Hospitals in Australia

Nepean Teaching Hospital is a 520-bed teaching hospital. Nepean Hospital is located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia.

Nepean Emergency Department treats over 54,000 patients annually[citation needed]. The Emergency Department is a purpose built facility with an adjacent short stay unit, and provides emergency care for a diverse case mix including paediatric patients. It is supported by multi-speciality services including 24 beds in the Intensive Care Unit, 24-hour interventional cardiology, hematology, trauma services, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, urology, plastic surgery, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology.

Also on the Nepean Hospital campus are a Neonatal ICU, Tresillian [clarification needed] Family Care Centre, Menopause Service, Nepean Cancer Care Centre, Diabetes Service, Rehabilitation medicine and the Wentworth Centre for Drug and Alcohol Medicine. Nepean hospital hosts 14 operating theatres, with 6 operating theatres which opened in March 2012.

Nepean Hospital's operating suite is a 24-hour service covering urology; gynae & obstetrics; colo-rectal; upper GIT; facio-maxillary; plastics; thoracic; pain team; dental; orthopaedics; vascular; neuro; ENT; general; some Paediatric; some endoscopic and emergency/trauma surgical specialties. Additionally, 24 hour access includes CT scanner and MRI services.

The Nepean Hospital Surgical Wing was opened on 12 March 2012.

The hospital hosts a clinical school of Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.[1]

The first Penrith hospital was opened in 1860, containing 6 beds and was located on the modern day Cox Street.[1]

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