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Auburn Hospital

Our History

Auburn Hospital was first opened as the "Granville Electorate Cottage Hospital" in November 1907. It was derived from a movement that aimed to establish a health care facility to cover the area from Granville to Lidcombe. The original cottage hospital had 18 beds and it was recorded that in 1911, 24 major operations were performed. The vibrant new Auburn Hospital, completed in 2009, is a welcoming and patient-friendly health care facility that is located in one of Australia’s most culturally diverse communities, about 19km from Sydney city and only minutes from the spectacular Sydney Olympic Park. Auburn Hospital is a multicultural centre of excellence. The Hospital’s clientele have 17 core languages, with 67 precent of our patients coming from a non-English speaking background. Including English, our staff can speak a staggering 70 languages.

Why Auburn Hospital

We are part of the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). A 155 bed facility providing services for general medicine, general and specialist surgery, high dependency, pediatrics, and low risk obstetric and newborn care. We offer the opportunity to work in a mixed emergency department that receives close to 30,000 presentations per year, with about 20% comprising pediatric cases. An affiliation with the Children’s Hospital Westmead as well as Blacktown and Westmead hospitals ensures access to inpatient specialty units when required.

Newly accredited for 6 months of advanced training in emergency medicine as an urban district hospital, you will be working alongside emergency medicine trainees seconded from Westmead as well as a permanent group of CMO’s with a strong interest in emergency medicine. There is a mix of both ED Staff Specialists and VMO’s who work primarily within the WSLHD who come from a variety of backgrounds including toxicology and trauma. Our group of FACEM staff provides cover for the department seven days aweek. We also offer supervision for trainees wanting to pursue the ACEM Certificate or Diploma in ED for those committed to a nonspecialist position. Being a teaching hospital affiliated with University of Notre Dame Australia, there are senior medical students rotating through the department the entire year which is a great opportunity to formally get involved in teaching.

Map of Auburn Hospital

If you are interested in working at Auburn Emergency Department, please email:

Dr Romesh Singham, Director of Emergency Medicine, Auburn Hospital
romesh.singham@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 8759 3356

For further information please contact:

Dr Greg White DEMT for Auburn Hospital greg.white@health.nsw.gov.au