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 Cardiology.
The Anaesthetic Department provides services for about 9,600 surgical procedures a year, with a large proportion of day surgery patients, and 1,500 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.
The Anaesthetic consultants are all VMOs, and most have other appointments at tertiary hospitals such as Concord, Westmead, Liverpool, Nepean and Royal Prince Alfred. Auburn is accredited for specialist anaesthetic, ED, surgical and obstetric training.
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