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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)
  • Vascular  / Endovascular Surgeon
  • Colorectal 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 187 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 Areas (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
  • gastroenterology
  • haematology
  • 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.

At around one-tenth the size, Newcastle, Australia's second-oldest city, has Sydney-like assets: surf beaches, a sun-drenched sub-tropical 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.
Newcastle is undergoing a revitilisation and gentrification. A key part of the Revitalising Newcastle program is the development of a 2.7km Light Rail system running from Newcastle Interchange at Wickham to Pacific Park in Newcastle East.  The Light Rail system will deliver frequent and reliable connections to key activity precints in the city centre.
Following on from the recent opening of the new law courts in Newcastle, New Space, a part of the University of Newcastle's City Campus, opened in July 2017.  The iconic building harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience.
For more information about our hospital go to www.lakemacquarieprivate.com.au

(Reviewed February 2018)


Other opportunities available

General Surgeons required
General Wards
Colorectal Surgeon