Whether you’re a recent arrival or a long-time local, being familiar with the Gold Coast hospitals is essential in the event of an emergency – so who’s who?
Located just one hour south of Brisbane and with over seventy kilometres of beaches at the disposal of residents, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that as a holiday destination, the Gold Coast is certainly in hot demand. As Australia’s largest non-capital city, experts say that the population of the greater Gold Coast region is set to reach over 720,000 by as early as 2022.
Despite popular stereotypes, there’s much more to know about living on the Gold Coast than partying in Surfers Paradise or getting a selfie with the ‘Meter Maids’. In fact, the region has been identified as one of the most desirable places in the world to live, ranked on political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health.
Needless to say, it’s no secret that Queensland is currently experiencing an interstate migration boom. The global pandemic has changed the way we work, live and play, and when compared to our southern neighbours, Queenslanders have had it relatively lax in terms of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. Oddly enough, the Gold Coast’s biggest employer is the healthcare industry and social assistance industry. With over 14.5% of the city’s population working within this field, this may help to explain the world class quality care available in the major Gold Coast hospitals and their related specialities.
An Introduction To Gold Coast Hospitals
In the event that you or someone you love needs urgent medical attention on Queensland’s ‘Glitter Strip’, there’s a high chance that you will come across one of the major Gold Coast hospitals. While there are two public hospitals and four private hospitals that service the Gold Coast region, let’s explore the medical care that they provide and specialise in.
Gold Coast University Hospital – Located opposite the Griffith University Gold Coast campus, the Gold Coast University Hospital – or GCUH – is a major medical facility. With the latest state-of-the-art equipment, 750 beds and a number of specialist services offered, this public hospital is one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities.
Robina Hospital – Located within the Robina Health Precinct, this 364 bed public hospital is a relatively new addition to the healthcare services offered to Gold Coast residents. With over $330 million dollars invested by the Queensland Government to expand the services on offer, such as a 24 hour emergency department, it’s now the sixth largest hospital in the state.
Varsity Lakes Day Hospital – The Varsity Lakes Day Hospital is a six theatre, twenty four bed healthcare venue that provides a range of surgical and support services. The day hospital’s design is efficient, and allows for easy access service for the public requiring day surgery services without being home to an emergency department.
Gold Coast Private Hospital – As a private hospital facility located in Southport, Gold Coast Private Hospital was constructed to replace Allamanda Private Hospital in 2016. The $230 million facility opened with almost three hundred beds and thirteen operating theatres, which has the capacity to expand in the event that any additional services are ever needed.
Pindara Private Hospital – Located in Benowa, Pindara Private Hospital is an acute medical and surgical healthcare hub with a focus on maternity based medicine. Pindara is the largest private hospital in the city, with three hundred and forty eight licensed beds, seventeen operating theatres and a twenty four hour emergency and cardiac centre.
John Flynn Private Hospital – Offering a comprehensive range of inpatient and day services across a wide number of specialities, the John Flynn Private Hospital services the southern end of the Gold Coast from its location in Tugun. Specialising in diagnostic and interventional cardiology, the medical team here are regarded as the go-to on the Gold Coast for heart health.
Needless to say, if you find yourself in the event where you need access to state of the art healthcare on the Gold Coast, you’re in good hands – but what if you want to be one of the ones administering that care?
Pursuing A Medical Career On The Gold Coast
With great weather, vibrant green spaces, lively bars and restaurants, world-class galleries and premier events, it’s no surprise that the Gold Coast is regularly ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. If you’re on the hunt for GP or doctor roles in the Sunshine State, there’s a chance that you’ll either want to work a little, a lot – or somewhere in between. Gold Coast based doctor jobs with House Call Doctor offer flexibility, with shifts that fit around your current workload, personal commitments, or even just lifestyle preferences.
Whether you’re looking to travel, increase your earning potential, gain experience, or even just have a desire for greater job satisfaction, moving to the Gold Coast paired with a career with House Call Doctor could be the answer that you’ve been looking for.
Are you –
- An Australian or Internationally Trained Medical Graduate
- Have full registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- Have two years post graduate experience, including experience in paediatrics, accident and emergency, general medicine and surgery
If you can answer yes to all of the above, then why not consider registering your interest for doctor jobs with House Call Doctor today, and be a part of the medical revolution.