The Health Community
Cabonne Shire is home to a wide range of health and medical services.
There are currently 2 hospitals, 5 pharmacies, 8 community/multi-purpose health services, 1 dentist and 7 independent medical practitioners in the shire. Cabonne Shire is also very well serviced by surrounding major hospitals and specialist services in Orange, Cowra and the Lachlan Health Service in Parkes and Forbes.
Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital predominantly acts as an emergency treatment and recovery satellite of Orange Base Hospital. The staff are dedicated and provide excellent care. Services also include a small X-ray facility and an excellent physiotherapy department. The hospital is serviced by both the local GPs.
The Waluwin Centre/Molong Health One
The Waluwin Centre in Molong broke new ground as an innovative $3.6 million funding partnership between all three tiers of government, health service providers, community organisations and local residents. The facility houses 5 general practitioners, community health workers and allied professionals, such as a speech therapist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, and child and family health nurses, as well as pathology services. It is also the headquarters of the council’s Family Day Care and Family Links services and is the venue for community playgroups, mothers’ groups, community meetings and training sessions.
The Waluwin Community Centre has been described as “the pinnacle of best practice in Australia”. This new model of care has a focus on preventative care, involving early detection of illnesses, early diagnosis, intervention and treatment.
Molong Hospital in King Street is a public hospital with an emergency department, which also offers a domiciliary care unit and nursing home care unit.
Eugowra, Manildra, Cargo, Cudal, Cumnock, Yeoval
For further information about health professionals and services in all the villages of Cabonne Shire, please refer to the Health & Wellbeing section of the Cabonne Community & Business Directory.