The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is a 300-bed public hospital that provides acute care facilities for residents of Launceston and the northern region of Tasmania.
Every year the hospital treats over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients.
The following links provide useful information for LGH patients and visitors.
Admissions to hospital which are planned in advance need to be arranged in consultation with a General Practitioner or Specialist. More information about the admission process is provided to patients directly by each hospital on referral.
When patients are admitted to hospital they are requested to bring their Medicare Card with them. They may choose to be admitted as a public patient or as a private patient. Public patients are not charged for medical or hospital services; however, a doctor nominated by the hospital treats them. Public patients will need to meet charges relating to outpatient pharmaceuticals, telephone use and television hire. Private patients are either insured by a health fund or pay the costs associated with their hospital treatment. Private patients are treated by the doctor of their choice. Compensable patients have entitlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Motor Accidents Insurance Board or Workers Compensation. Hospital fees are met by these organisations. Interstate Visitors can expect the same entitlements and charges as Tasmanian residents. Overseas Visitors - Australia has reciprocal health agreements with a small number of countries to provide care for overseas visitors from these countries free of charge. However, where these agreements are not in place, patients will be charged the full cost of their health care.
Administrative Phone Number
Phone: (03) 6777 6777