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Lake Macquarie Private Hospital

With a strong surge in population growth occurring and the Hospital's development program to provide additional capacity, Specialists from any of the below mentioned interest groups are welcomed, in particular:
  • General Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine)
  • ENT Surgeon
  • Vascular  / Endovascular Surgeon
Expressions of interest from hospital medical officers for rostered shifts in our ICU and Wards are also welcomed.

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital (LMPH) is a 157 bed acute care hospital, located in Newcastle (less than 2 hours drive north of Sydney CBD).

LMPH primarily services the Lower Hunter catchment area comprising the Local Government Ares (LGA’s) of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton which accounts for 84% of admissions. The fact that 16% come from elsewhere mainly reflects the expanded catchment that applies for the tertiary services at the hospital, particularly in Cardiology.

Lake Macquarie Private has been the leader in private cardiac services in the Hunter Region for over 20 years and continues to improve that service with the addition of 2 state of the art cardiac catheterisation laboratories completed in 2015.

Recent redevelopment and expansion of services has seen the addition of radiotherapy (2 linear accelerators), additional operating theatre, refurbishment of 12 bed Intensive Care Unit, new 10 bed Coronary Care Unit and the opening of the region’s first private Emergency Department in March 2015.

LMPH is home to the Hunter Cancer Centre providing comprehensive private oncology care on one campus.


  • 24 hour Private Emergency Department.
  • 7 operating theatres comprising 2 designated cardiothoracic operating rooms with carbon fibre table, 2 orthopaedic operating rooms with lamina flow, 1 urology operating room with surgical laser, and 1 general surgery.
  • Vascular Angiography Laboratory providing a wide range of endovascular procedures including endoluminal grafting.
  • Coronary Angiography Suite with 2 Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories providing the latest equipment for both diagnostic and interventional procedures including coronary angioplasty, stenting and electrophysiology studies.
  • 10 bed Coronary Care Unit
  • 12 bed Intensive Care Unit - experienced ICU trained staff with 24 hour onsite medical coverage. The ICU specialises in post-operative cardiothoracic and other advanced surgical procedures
  • 10 bed Post Anaesthetic Care Unit which meets the stringent standards for post-operative monitoring set by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
  • 6 bed Day Surgery Unit that can accommodate a wide range of day only procedures over a number of specialties.
  • 8 bed Day Oncology Unit /Infusion Clinic with VMO consulting rooms in an adjoining suite.

Specialists currently providing services to patients at LMPH include:

  • cardiology – interventional and diagnostic
  • cardiothoracic
  • orthopaedic
  • vascular – interventional and diagnostic
  • urology
  • general surgery including bariatric
  • colorectal
  • breast surgery
  • oral and maxillofacial
  • cosmetic and reconstructive
  • gynaecology
  • neurosurgery
  • oncology
  • anaesthesia
We offer a complete range of healthcare facilities on-site including pathology, imaging, physiotherapy and social work services. LMPH has medical officer coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who liaise with VMO’s to ensure best possible care.

Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical Centre is linked to the hospital via a covered air bridge and provides specialist medical consulting rooms, radiology (including CT) and pathology.

LMPH is an accredited post for the placement of Urology Registrars with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Is it Australia's most underrated city? Anyone surprised to see Newcastle on the Lonely Planet list of 2011's hottest cities probably hasn't pulled in off the Pacific Highway, or at least not for a while. Newcastle flies under the radar in part because it's overshadowed by its bigger, bolder and better-known sibling, Sydney, 150km south. But, at around one-tenth the size, Australia's second-oldest city has Sydney-like assets: surf beaches, a sun-drenched subtropical climate, and diverse dining, nightlife and arts. Not only is Newcastle ideally located just two hours by road or rail or 30 minutes by plane or seaplane from Sydney, it's less than an hour's drive west to the Hunter Valley wineries, south to sailboat-filled Lake Macquarie, north to whale-watching and shark feeding at Port Stephens and to sandboarding at Stockton Beach (the southern end of the 32km-long beach is a five-minute ferry ride across Newcastle's harbour).
The city is still one of the largest coal-export harbours in the world, but it's undergoing something of a cultural renaissance. Rejuvenation projects are breathing new life into the waterfront and an eclectic and innovative arts scene is injecting colour and culture into the streets.

Educational opportunities are excellent with both public and private schools providing a high standard of education. The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Health includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Midwifery and is recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in higher education. The University is ranked in Australia’s Top 10 with a student population of over 26,000 including a large number of international students from over 80 countries.
For more information about our hospital go to www.lakemacquarieprivate.com.au

(Reviewed August 2016)


Other opportunities available

Ear, Nose and Throat
General Surgeons required
General Wards
FACEM Required