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About Launceston General Hospital

Welcome to the Launceston General Hospital.

  • We provide inpatient and ambulatory services to Launceston and surrounding areas.
  • We are the largest employer in the region with around 2,000 staff.
  • We provide quality services in a culture of respect and trust.
  • We always provide high levels of professionalism and a focus on performance and achieving results.
  • We focus on teamwork within the hospital and with community providers.
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  • We are an accredited teaching hospital.
  • We work with many universities to provide clinical experience in practice for students within different areas of medicine. nursing & midwifery, Allied Health and Pharmacy
  • We have a close working partnership with the University of Tasmania.
  • We have students from the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Allied Health.
  • The students are able to learn skills in a clinical environment.
  • We are also a major teaching hospital for postgraduate trainees.
  • The students work in specialty medicine, surgery and post-graduate nursing programs.

Receiving care from a medical student

  • It is important for students to get as much clinical experience with real patients as they can.
  • We encourage you to participate if you are comfortable.
  • You have the right to refuse to have a student be part of your care.

Research and innovation at the hospital

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  • The Volunteer Program at Launceston General Hospital provides many extra and complementary services that supplement the care and treatment of patients while in hospital.
  • Volunteers add to our quality of health care by helping support patients, their families, the staff, visitors and the community within the hospital.
  • Your contribution makes a huge impact on the Tasmanian community, and becoming a volunteer is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an important part in providing vital services to our community. Volunteers are recognisable in our hospital by their red striped shirts.

How to become a volunteer

The volunteer office is on Level 3 near the main entrance. If you are interested in volunteering please email volunteer services officer karen.gathe[email protected].

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