Home About Us
Document Actions

About Us

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) extends from the NSW South Coast and Southern Tablelands, across the Great Dividing Range and the Snowy Mountains and mostly surrounds the Australian Capital Territory.

There are seven Local Government Areas (covering an area of 44,534 square km), the largest population being in Queanbeyan-Palerang LGA (about 56,500 people) and the smallest being in Upper Lachlan Shire (about 7,800 people). Much of the local industry is related to agriculture, government administration, hospitality and tourism. SNSWLHD contributes significantly to communities, employing around 1800 full time equivalent staff.

SNSWLHD has a population of approximately 202,000 (June 2014). This is expected to grow to around 230,800 by 2026. Compared to NSW, SNSWLHD has similar proportions of children aged 0-14 years (19%) and working age adults aged 25-64 years (52%), but a greater proportion of older adults aged over 65 years (19%) and fewer young adults aged 15-34 years (22%). Projections to 2026 indicate the fastest growing age groups will be those 65 years and over.

Nearly 7,000 SNSWLHD residents (3.5%) identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. In the 2011 Census, 25,000 residents (12.6%) stated that they were born overseas, and about half of these migrants were born in a predominantly non-English speaking country (6.4% of the LHD population).

SNSWLHD Hospitals and Community Health Centres provide a range of services including emergency, intensive care, coronary care, maternity, acute medical and surgical services and primary and community services.

Mental Health services include acute, non-acute, child and adolescent and specialist mental health services for older people. The Multipurpose Services provide integrated acute and sub acute inpatient services, residential aged care along with a range of primary and community health services.

Bourke Street Health Service provides a range of sub-acute services. A Brain Injury Service and Child, Infants and Family Tertiary Genetics Services (CIFTS) are also provided.

Document Actions
Document Actions

This web page is managed and authorised by Web Services Development of the NSW Department of Health. Last updated: 5 March, 2012