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Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital

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Brown’s Avenue,
Canowindra NSW 2804

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Visiting Hours: Unrestricted
(Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays)

The Canowindra Health Service consists of the Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital and Canowindra Community Health Centre. The hospital is staffed for 10 beds, with an additional two Emergency Department beds. There is a palliative care room which was originally funded by the community. This year we are receiving additional funding through NSW Health to again upgrade this area. The facility is well serviced by three Visiting Medical Officers on a rotating on- call weekly roster. Experienced Nursing and Allied Health professionals and access to specialists via video conferencing are available. All complex emergencies are diverted to Orange Health Service which is 45mins away or can be airlifted via the retrieval process.

The Community Health Service houses Community Nursing, Allied Health and Population Health staff as well as accommodating many visiting services. There is support for self–help groups including dementia support, gentle exercises and socialisation groups.

Town overview

Town name: Canowindra

Population: 2,258 (2016)

MM#: 5

Canowindra is an historic township situated between Orange and Cowra in the Central West of NSW and is in the Cabonne Shire. Canowindra is located on the Belubula River. The curving historic main street is partly an urban conservation area and contains two supermarkets, a butcher, newsagency, post office, pharmacy, hotels and other independent stores.  The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal language (Wiradjuri) word meaning ‘Home’. Canowindra holds the annual National Ballooning Championships in April every year.