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Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region

Currently in transition the Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region (THS - Northern Region) will progressively integrate acute and primary health services. The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is a key part of the THS - Northern Region. The 400 bed LGH is the major hospital for the north of Tasmania and is a University of Tasmania teaching hospital.

Information on our current Drs-in-Training recruitment campaign and application processes

Doctors-in-Training Opportunities

The LGH provides doctors-in-training with great learning opportunities, communication, teamwork and support.

Find out more about our opportunities for:

Interns and Resident Medical Officers


For Registrars the comprehensive training and support and the diverse range of activities and
lifestyle options available in Tasmania make our career paths an attractive alternative to consider.

Our Hospital

The LGH serves a population of 130,000 (240,000 for some specialties). All major specialties are represented except for neuro and cardiac surgery. It has modern diagnostic and imaging facilities (Ct, U/S, Angiography, Coronary Angiography (including emergency PTCA) and Nuclear Medicine. It provides tertiary surgical and medical services (except for cardiac and intra-cranial surgery) for a population of approximately 160,000. The Launceston General Hospital is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tasmania and provides teaching for the 5th Year of Medical School Students.

Outreach clinics can be organised in two cities in the North West of Tasmania. A major medical research facility (The Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust) is based at the Launceston General Hospital and encourages application for research grants from hospital appointees.

The Launceston General Hospital has excellent staff amenities including gymnasium, squash court and a well-equipped medical officers' common room. Rosters are based on safe working practices and are aimed at allowing employees the time to enjoy exploring the many activities Tasmania has to offer.

The Launceston General Hospital is one of four sites Australia wide to be granted accreditation to provide Workplace Based Assessment for International Medical Graduates undertaking the Standard Pathway (Workplace-Based Assessment).

We offer:

  • Contemporary, well equipped and supportive work environments
  • Continuous education and regular training sessions
  • Excellent remuneration, superannuation, and access to salary packaging.

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Living in Launceston

Launceston (population 95,000) is the third oldest city in Australia (established 1806) and is scenically attractive with superb 19th century architecture. It has excellent dining and wineries, a wide variety of cultural activities – including classical and other music, ballet and avante garde dance, opera and plays and regular AFL football games. Tasmania is renowned for its outdoor activities including bush walking, camping, kayaking, mountain-biking and trout fishing. Launceston with its pleasing and temperate climate has winter ski fields just an hour away and the World Heritage wilderness 2 hours away.

Launceston has excellent public and private schools. The academic standard and retention rate of our pupils is amongst the highest in the country. It has a campus for the University of Tasmania, the Maritime College and excellent secondary schools.

Launceston is a historic town conducive to a combination of a satisfying professional development, a relaxed lifestyle and an opportunity for active outdoor pursuits. Commute to Melbourne or Sydney with ease.

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