The Health Community
Young is serviced by a modern acute care hospital (opened in 2005) which is part of the Young Health Service incorporating Young District Hospital, Mercy Care Centre and Young Community Health Service.
The hospital has a 24 bed medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity service, a two bed high dependency unit, separate Oncology Unit, a breast care nurse funded by the McGrath Foundation, state of the art digital radiology equipment and a new ultrasound and 4D obstetrics ultrasound, self-managed Renal Department, emergency department with two bays, a resuscitation bay, two consultation rooms, treatment room, operating suite with two operating theatres, a pre-operation room, recovery and an overnight stay room along with necessary staff and storage areas.
The hospital partners with the Young Mercy Care Centre. The Mercy Care facility is a Schedule 3 Hospital (sub-acute), comprising 26 beds, supported by a multidiscipline team providing rehabilitation, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, domiciliary, palliative care and medical assessment to both in and out patients. Senior residents of the community are exceptionally well catered for with Mount St Joseph’s Nursing Home; a 65 bed high care nursing home sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Additional facilities for senior members of the community are 28 self-care villas at Catherine View Gardens. Southern Cross Care is continuing to develop their facility with the completion of an 80 bed Aged Care Facility and commencement of the construction of 43 independent units.
Caring for the community are a number of medical practitioners supported by visiting specialists, several dentists, optometrists and other health practitioners. In 2015, there were 10 GPs working in Young. The Southern Slopes Community Health Centre provides a range of primary health care to Young and district including early intervention and prevention of health problems, community based treatment of chronic illness e.g. dietician/diabetes educator.
Private health services in Young
- 2 Medical Practices (GPs)
- 2 Psychologists
- 3 Pharmacies
- 5 Dentist
- 1 Diagnostic Service
- 2 Hearing Clinics
- 1 Chiropractors
- 2 Optometrists
- 1 Pathology
- 2 Physiotherapy
- 2 Podiatrists
Community based health services in Young
- Access to Applied Psychology Services
- 3 Community Mental Health Support Services
- Aged Care Assessment Team
- Mercy Care Centre
- Mt St Joseph’s Nursing Home