About the Central Coast Region
The Central Coast has an approximate population of over 320,000 making it the third largest urban area in New South Wales and the ninth largest urban area in Australia. The Central Coast consists of two shires, Gosford and Wyong and is located perfectly between Sydney and Newcastle.
Gosford City is located on beautiful Brisbane Water, a stunning bay awash with sailing and boating activities. Spectacular ocean beaches and evergreen bushland and forests line the coast, with the mild climate offering comfortable surrounds all year round. Inland, steep hills and valleys with extensive state forests and lakes offer numerous options to relax and unwind.
About the hospitals
Gosford Hospital is a major level 6 principal referral hospital of 495 beds. It is an affiliated Teaching Hospital of the University of Newcastle and offers the following sub-specialty: acute medical, acute surgical, critical care, women children and family health and mental health. The hospital has a gym, tennis courts, library, childcare centre, parking and staff accommodation.
Wyong Hospital is a busy regional hospital of approximately 300 beds and is a teaching hospital of the University of Newcastle. Wyong is one of the fastest growing areas of NSW and is 30 km north of Gosford. It has a mixture of Emergency, General Medicine, Low Risk Maternity, Aged Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, General Surgery, Mental Health and a High dependency unit. The rapid expansion of the area is stretching the health service and, consequently, Wyong is a very busy hospital.