Business Summary
We are recognised for excellence in rural healthcare.
About Us
Was established as a public hospital in 1952. The hospital was originally operated as a private hospital and was purchases from the owner, Dr Stewart, in that year. Between the 1950's and 1990's there have been many changes to health services and buildings.

In 1996/97 a major redevelopment to the acute wards, theatre, accident and emergency, administration and kitchen was undertaken at a cost of $1,700,000.

Policies & Procedures

The Hospital constantly reviews its Policies and Procedures to ensure our quality of care. Here is a list of our Statements of Policy:

  • Chaplaincy and pastoral care
  • Complaints
  • Confidentiality- freedom of information
  • Equal opportunity
  • Health statement
  • Infection control philosophy
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Pathology services
  • Quality improvement program
Nursing Home

The Home was opened in 1985 as a result of a successful fundraising program in the townships of Cohuna, Leitchville, Gunbower and surrounding districts. In 1994 two extra beds were added to make a sixteen (16) bed Nursing Home. Other minor renovations were also made at this time to improve our facility.

Our Mission Statement is to achieve holistic care to our residents by;

  • Respecting the individual's dignity and privacy
  • Providing a safe secure environment in which to live
  • Providing the best medical and nursing care available
  • Encouraging community involvement
  • Respecting and involving relatives in the care of their loved one
  • Respecting the input and expertise of staff

Patient & Visitor Information

We would like to welcome you to the Cohuna District Hospital. No doubt you are experiencing anxiety at having to come into hospital. This is normal when one is ill and we would like to offer you our comfort and concern and hope you return to a state of good health as soon as possible.

Visiting Hours


2.00 p.m. - 3-30 p.m. Daily

7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Daily


2.00 p.m. - 3-30 p.m. Daily

7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Daily

(Husbands may remain until 9 p.m.)

Children's Ward: Open visiting hours

High Dependency: At the discretion of nursing and medical staff

Very Ill Patients: Dependent upon the patient's condition.