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Auburn Hospital

The Auburn Emergency Department sees approximately 33,000 adult and paediatric presentations per year with a varied and interesting case mix. Paediatrics makes up 20 -25% of the presentations. Overall admission rate is 30%.

The department has an Adult and Paediatric short stay unit.

The Emergency Department at Auburn is an accredited site with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It is accredited for 12 months as a non-major referral hospital.

Rotations include Anaesthetics and Simulation / Education. Rotations to Westmead Emergency are also available.

The department has a mixture of trainees and CMO’s and has FACEM support 16 hours per day. Monday to Sunday. A consultant is on call at all times to support the Department.

The Department also enjoys good relationships with other inpatient speciality units.

The Hospital has all diagnostic services on site including Plain radiology, CT and Ultrasound.

There is an active education program.  Primary candidates have access to a Network-based preparation program with excellent results.  There is protected teaching on a weekly basis, with an emphasis on Simulation-based education in the new SIM centre at Auburn Hospital.  In addition, there are numerous Network Education Days that trainees are able to attend.  As a consultant group, we are actively involved in all aspects of preparation for the fellowship examination, including statewide days and Network Fellowship days.

Auburn Hospital is a 155 bed acute care health facility, including a 10 bed Close Observation Unit, on the eastern border of West Sydney Local Health District. It is about 11 km from Westmead Hospital. Types of surgery provided at Auburn include General Surgery, Plastics Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT surgery and Orthopaedic surgery. Auburn Hospital has a 24/7 Emergency Department, as well as Special Care Nursery, General Medicine and Surgery.

The Anaesthetic Department provides services for about 9,600 surgical procedures a year, with a large proportion of day surgery patients, and 1,600 deliveries a year in the birth unit. Auburn is a trauma bypass hospital with trauma patients from the area usually taken directly to Westmead Hospital.

Auburn is affiliated with the University of Notre Dame as a teaching hospital for medical students. Auburn patients come from a diverse range of ethnic groups including Middle Eastern, South East Asian, African and Pacific Islander as well as Anglo Saxon. 78% of the Auburn population are from Non-English speaking backgrounds. Interpreter services are readily available.

Map of Auburn Hospital

For further information please contact:

Dr. Khanh Nguyen
Director of Emergency Medicine Training

Dr. Geoff Mifsud
Director of Emergency Medicine