Acute Care

Our acute ward in Warracknabeal has a twelve-bed general ward, and our Hopetoun Campus has a four-bed general ward. Both campuses are staffed by both Registered and Endorsed Enrolled nurses, all of whom have qualifications in either advanced or basic life support. Both campuses have added support afterhours with an on-call roster that includes three doctors and a nurse practitioner.

Available Services

The team in our acute care wards provide medical care, palliative care, rehabilitation, and post-operative care. We can provide treatments and monitoring for many common ailments, such as heart and breathing problems, burns, infections, allergies, fractures, and psychiatric crisis. We are also equipped with an urgent care centre to care for more serious conditions and accidents that require transfers to larger hospitals.

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Clients Ineligible for Medicare

As a health service, we are required to set fees for clients not covered by Medicare. Some people not covered by Medicare are entitled to financial assistance through the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement, if you fall into this category then you will need to provide evidence upon presentation. The fees charged to Medicare ineligible clients are determined at the time of treatment, but the following table can be used as a guideline for estimating the cost of care:

Same day, single room $410 per day
Same day, shared ward $426 per day
Overnight (multi-day), single room $837 per day
Overnight (multi-day), shared ward $749 per day
Urgent Care Centre $582 per day
Hospital in the Home $345 per day


Medical $335 per encounter
Allied health $175 per encounter
Postnatal care $98 per hour
X-ray/Ultrasound $39.75 – $340 (depending on procedure required)

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