Murrurundi Health Service is actively working with the Rural Doctors Network and the Primary Health Network to secure a new doctor for Wilson Memorial Hospital, following the recent resignation of its Visiting Medical Officer Dr Younes Ismail.
In the meantime, Murrurundi Hospital remains operational and staffed by qualified nurses.
Under the Small Town After Hours (STAH) program, nursing staff can contact a general practitioner 24 hours a day 7 days a week, as needed, for consultation via telephone.
When required, the hospital has telehealth access to enable doctors from Tamworth or John Hunter hospitals to view patients in Murrurundi via a camera situated in the emergency department.
In the event that a patient requires admission they will be transferred to an appropriate facility.
In case of emergency, members of the community should dial 000 in the first instance.