Health Services

Whyalla Hospital and Health Services

A wide range of health services and facilities are available in Whyalla

Whyalla Hospital and Health Services is a major modern, regional health facility. A $69million re-development completed in late 2013 has resulted in a state-of-the-art medical centre now providing a comprehensive cancer hub, mental health and rehabilitation units, new accident and emergency unit, new operating theatres and patient accommodation units. The cancer centre includes six chemotherapy chairs, outpatient care and counselling, along with an extra 34 medical, surgical and palliative care beds, and new day procedure unit, Allied health teams, on and off site, include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology and domiciliary care. To contact the Whyalla Hospital please phone 8648 8300.

As well as the range of health care services provided by the hospital, there is a selection of dentists, orthodontists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and many other specialist providers to choose from in Whyalla. General day-to-day health needs are provided by several large general practitioner services and three modern pharmacies.

Whyalla Aged Care

Whyalla Aged Care is an integrated professional service offering a full range of care governed by a board which includes community members, and strive to operate an organisation which is fully compliant with all aged care standards and building certification. It is a not-for-profit organisation, operates as a financially viable stand-alone business, and covers three residential care facilities, independent living units and home care clients.

Yeltana Nursing Home is a fully accredited 48-bed high care facility, including a 25-bed secure dementia wing located with coastal views. The initial facility was built in 1985.

Annie Lockwood Court is a 51-bed, low care hostel facility including a respite bed and secure dementia cottage next to Yeltana. Many rooms are suitable for couples if both are assessed for placement.

Copperhouse Court is a 42-bed facility for low care residents in the western part of Whyalla. Originally opened on a smaller in 1992, a further 10-bed dementia unit was added in 2002. This was subsequently followed by a third expansion of another 10 low care beds. A further upgrade has been resulted in a multi-purpose chapel and an activities room being added.

For more information about any of the facilities, please contact Whyalla Aged Care, phone 8645 5588.