Wollongong Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Wollongong, Australia

Hospital description

Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s nine hospitals, treating more than 47,000 patients annually. It is the region’s tertiary referral hospital which means it has the capacity to treat specialist and complex cases.

Wollongong’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in New South Wales with around 50,000 presentations each year and the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre is the largest of it kind of the South Coast.

The Hospital is closely affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. An academic suite located at Wollongong Hospital supports both the Graduate School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University.

Wollongong Hospital is currently undergoing $100 million worth of capital works enhancements which include the construction of the Illawarra Elective Surgical Services Centre.

The Hospital has a dedicated group of volunteers and it has strong links with a wide range of community groups including Friends of Wollongong Hospital and Illawarra Cancer Carers.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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