Auburn Hospital is a 155 bed acute care health facility, which is part of the West Sydney Local Health District as well as a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Notre Dame Medical School. Types of surgery provided at Auburn Hospital include General Surgery, Plastics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, ENT, Orthopaedics and Endoscopy. Auburn Hospital has a 24/7 Emergency Department, a 10 bed High Dependency Unit, Special Care Nursery as well as General Medical and Surgical wards. Auburn Hospital treats many patients from diverse ethnic groups with over three quarters being from non-native English speaking backgrounds. Interpreter services are readily available.
The Anaesthesia Department at Auburn Hospital comprises of a passionate group of VMO Anaesthetists, many with concurrent appointments at major tertiary hospitals. The department provides anaesthesia service for over 10,000 surgical procedures and over 1,600 deliveries every year. Auburn Hospital is a trauma bypass hospital but provides anaesthesia and surgical care for plastic trauma patients from Westmead Hospital.
The Auburn Anaesthesia Department is committed to delivering high quality anaesthesia care for the community. It is also accredited for specialist anaesthesia and ED training and there is an active teaching program designed to develop both clinical skills and exam preparation for trainees. Finally, the department is also committed to environmental sustainability and conducts many quality improvement projects.