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Parkes – Lachlan Health Service

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2 Morrissey Way,
Parkes NSW 2870

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Visiting Hours: 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm
*subject to change, please check current restrictions

Parkes and Forbes Hospitals each have a capacity of 27 beds and 2 birthing rooms.  Of the 27 beds, three are maternity beds and two are high observation beds. Both Emergency departments have five beds and one Resus Bay.

Lachlan Health Service provides:

  • 24 hour emergency care
  • Acute and subacute inpatient services including medical, maternity, rehabilitation and palliative care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Minor surgical plus D.O. surgery including endoscopy, Laparoscopic surgery, Gynaecology surgery, obstetrics, ophthalmology, colonoscopy and gastroscopy and after hour’s emergency surgery cover
  • Hospital in the Home is in early operation stages as well
  • Diagnostic services including CT scanner, ultrasound, x-ray and pathology
  • Outpatient services including renal dialysis (Forbes only) and infusion clinics
  • Midwifery Group Practice

A range of primary and community health care and outreach services are provided to the surrounding villages including Healthy Lifestyles, child and family health nursing, dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, child protection, sexual assault service, Aboriginal health worker, palliative care, physiotherapy, community based nursing, women’s health nurse and various visiting specialists as well as mental health, drug and alcohol services.

If you are considering making a move to fast track your career in a thriving and vibrant regional city, learn more about the facilities and the locations in our Nurse Candidate Information Kit or Medical Candidate Info Kits for: Staff Specialist/VMO RG Obstetrics, Rural Generalist VMO Anaesthetics, and Staff Specialist Rural Generalist

Town overview

Town name: Parkes

Population: 11,408 (2016)

MM#: 4

Parkes is strategically located 365 Km from Sydney and 296km from Canberra. Ideally situated along the Newell Highway, Australia’s major inland touring route, where it intersects with essential rail corridors,

Parkes is a thriving inland centre that is large enough  to provide quality education, employment and investment opportunities and small enough to provide a wonderful rural lifestyle with true work/life balance.  The community’s vision for Parkes is to be a progressive and smart regional centre, embracing the opportunities of its natural and man-made resources to support it’s vibrant community, diverse opportunities, learning and healthy lifestyles. Parkes truly is a forward thinking town.

Parkes prides itself on welcoming new people; it is a inclusive and caring community with one of the lowest crime rates in NSW.  People from all over Australia and the world come to work in Parkes, with several large mining, government and scientific  employers, contributing to the cultural diversity of the community.

Parkes is a great place to raise a family away from  the hustle and bustle of city life, yet with a level of amenity and sophistication that allows you to enjoy life’s pleasures and with an extensive list of sporting facilities, Parkes has become one of the strongest sporting centres in regional NSW.

There is lots to do in Parkes including the world famous CSIRO Radio Telescope (the dish), and quirky events including the infamous Parkes Elvis Festival, and up and coming Abba festival in nearby Trundle village.  Parkes is a great place to live.