The Health Community
The Lithgow Health Service
The Lithgow Health Service consists of a 46 bed public hospital, a comprehensive community health centre. Also located on the campus are Lithgow Health Service Community Private Hospital, Three Tree Lodge and Lithgow Health Service Specialist Medical Centre.
The Hospital provides 24 hour emergency department supported by on call medical services.
The area is serviced by a number of General Manager Practitioners.
Nepean Hospital (part of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District) at Penrith is the referral centre and is 75 minutes by road.
Bathurst Hospital (part of the Western NSW Local Health District) is 50 minutes west by road.
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Portland is well placed to take advantage of employment opportunities in Mining and Power generating industries. It is about 15 to 30 minutes from the major centre of Lithgow and Bathurst.
Portland Tabulam Health Centre provides residential aged care to 22 residents, 4 sub-acute care beds, general medicine, community health services including chronic and complex care, and a range of visiting allied health services outreached from Lithgow Health Service.
There is also a co-located GP practice.
The Lithgow Rural Clinical School of the University of Notre Dame Australia is located beside Lithgow Hospital. Medical students at Lithgow Rural Clinical School are immersed in all aspects of Hospital and Community Medicine, including prison health at the nearby maximum security Lithgow Correctional Centre. Students are able to explore the multifaceted dimensions of rural medicine with dedicated teachers who have made rural medicine their passion, as they participate in daily ward rounds, General Practice attachments, palliative care, surgery, anesthetics and maternity care.
Lithgow is the proud home of Australia’s largest regional private health fund. Established in 1929 to co-ordinate fundamental health services for the region’s miners, Westfund is the embodiment of the Australian spirit of hard work and a fair go for all. Today, Westfund provides national coverage for over 100,000 people across a network of 10 branches, making it the 8th largest open fund in Australia.