About St George
The St George Hospital and Community Health Service is part of South Eastern
Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, and is located in Kogarah, a southern suburb of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
It offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and community-based health services. The hospital is an accredited principal teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales and is a designated major trauma service. The hospital's many areas of expertise include critical care, surgery, cancer care, medicine, women's and children's health, mental health, community health and medical imaging.
As a major tertiary and teaching hospital, St George accepts patients from other parts of Sydney, NSW and beyond. Its primary objective is the effective delivery of quality healthcare services to some 250,000 residents of southern Sydney. St George Hospital services an area bounded by Botany Bay, Cooks River in the north, Georges River in the south and Salt Pan Creek in the west. Approximately 35% of the St George area's residents are from a non-English speaking background.
The hospital is also the nearest provider of specialist medical services for around 200,000 residents of the Sutherland Shire. Major areas of research conducted at the St George Hospital and Community Health Service aim to facilitate better health through preventative medicine and education, as well as the discovery of new medicines and treatments for disease and injury.
Each year the hospital admits more than 50,000 patients (including day only) and provides outpatient treatments for over 770,000. St George Hospital has approximately 600 beds, employs more than 2500 staff (full-time equivalents) and is one of the largest hospitals in Sydney.
The Mission Statement of the St George Hospital and Community Health Service is "Good Health Care - Better Health". To do this we provide high quality, comprehensive, cost effective health services to the people of the St George area and those referred to us for specialist services from other parts of NSW and in particular, from other parts of South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health.