Services at Alice Springs Hospital

Aboriginal Liaison

The Aboriginal Liasion Officer can help provide culturally appropriate support services.

This includes help with all of the following:

  • interpreting
  • family meetings
  • help with Centrelink forms
  • banking
  • complaints.

You can contact them on (08) 8951 7777.

Boarding

The paediatric ward encourages family members to be involved in care and has been designed to accommodate boarders and carers.

There are limited facilities in the adult wards for boarding. Boarding is only allowed in certain circumstances. You should ask nursing staff if you want to stay with your relative.

Chaplain - pastoral care services

The chaplain can offer you support and comfort in times of need. Members of all denominations visit the hospital regularly and can be called at your request.

You can also use the chapel on the ground floor of the hospital. The chaplain based in the hospital is available on request. 

Continuing care ward

High quality continued care and support for patients who are undergoing a rehabilitation program or transitional care in Alice Springs. Patients benefit from individual care packages which help them in everyday tasks back in their community or another care provider. 

Drover volunteer service

Read more about the volunteer service.

Intensive care unit

Patients who have a serious medical problem are given special treatment called intensive care or critical care. 

For more information read being in intensive care.

Maternity unit

Read more about the maternity services at Alice Springs Hospital.

Occupational therapy

If you are an inpatient you can be referred by clinical staff for occupational therapy. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm.

Outpatients clinics

You may be referred to an outpatients clinic before or after your hospital treatment.

Palliative care

There are two palliative care suites for patients and their families.

Physiotherapy

If you are an inpatient you may be referred to physiotherapy. 

Outpatients can access physiotherapy on a limited basis by referral only. 

Opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.20pm.

Radiology 

Radiology is located on the ground floor of the hospital and provides services for both in and outpatients.

You will need an appointment for some procedures. 

You do not need an appointment for general x-rays which can be performed from Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 4.30pm. 

Call (08) 8951 7873 for appointments. 

Rehabilitation services

You can be referred for rehabilitation by your doctor.

Services include all of the following:

  • rehabilitation specialist
  • prosthetist/orthotist
  • physiotherapist
  • speech pathologist
  • social worker
  • occupational therapist
  • rehabilitation nurse.

Renal services

Go to Alice Springs renal unit for more information. 

Short stay unit

If your stay in hospital is not expected to be more than 48 hours you may be treated in the short stay unit. This unit has 12 beds.

Social workers

The social worker can help you with problems bought on by your admission to hospital. 

They are available for individual or family counselling and can also coordinate and provide a broader welfare service. 

You can contact the social worker through the hospital switchboard or ask your nurse or doctor to contact them.

Read more about social workers at Alice Springs Hospital

Speech pathology

If you are an inpatient you may be referred to speech pathology. Opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.20pm.

Other services

You can also access all of the following services:

  • allergy
  • cardiology
  • dermatology
  • diabetes
  • gastroenterology
  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • geriatrics
  • gynaecology
  • haematology
  • hepatology
  • maxilo-facial
  • neurology
  • neurosurgery
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopaedics
  • pain specialists
  • plastic surgery
  • radiation oncology
  • respiratory
  • rheumatology
  • spinal rehab
  • vascular surgery
  • visiting specialists.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017