The Health Community
Orange is fast becoming a hub of medical and health expertise outside of Sydney. The region is experiencing a boom in medical and health based employment initatives, a growing expert knowledge-base and a hospital set to attract medical students from across the globe. Each year, Orange Health Service treats more than 27,000 people in its emergency department, delivers more than 6,000 emergency and planned surgical procedures, provides 65,000 outpatient services and assists with the birth of more than 900 babies. The new hospital and resources will mean patients can be admitted from the emergency department for the surgery more efficiently, and will improve the hospital’s overall capacity and the experience for patients.
The new General Hospital at the Orange Health Service facility, Bloomfield Campus, was opened in March 2011. In that year, more Orange City residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry. The health sector remains one of the strongest growing sectors in Orange. The new Orange Health Service has a total of 520 beds, features a state-of-the-art 300 bed general hospital 100 bed mental health unit and a 20 bed forensic mental health unit. The hospital is the medical hub for the region and is the largest rural hospital in NSW.
There is also a private hospital, and Aboriginal Medical Service, many specialists and a new private hospital approved for construction.
The Orange Health Service is a major rural referral health service providing a range of services. The Health Service has emergency services, general and specialist medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient services including interventional cardiology, maternity services, paediatric services, rehabilitation services, cancer care services, renal dialysis services and associated diagnostic services. Visiting specialists are welcomed to the region.
In 2015, there were 48 GPs and specialists living and working in Orange.
Specialities and disciplines include:
|Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
|Gastroenterology and Hepatology
|Forensic mental health
|Mental health intensive care
|Immunology & Allergy
|Child & Adolescence mental health
|Intensive Care Medicine
|Obstetrics & Gynaecology
|Palliative Care Medicine
|Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
|Surgeon – General
Other health services include:
- Dudley Private Hospital
- Orange Day Surgery Centre
- Orange Eye Hospital
- Orange Skin Cancer specialist
- Orange Dermatology Clinic
- Gosling Creek Aged Care Facility
Orange is home to NSW Ambulance Service 24 Hour Aeromedical Retrieval Services. The helicopter retrieval service ensures the very best help (in Orange and Sydney) is at hand whenever anybody requires it.
To learn more about job vacancies and opportunities in the Orange Health Service, go to Western NSW Local Health District’s “Y Not Make it You” website.