Attention all visitors
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) visitors must not enter if:
- They have been overseas/interstate in the last 14 days.
- They are unwell or have a fever, cough, a sore throat or gastrointestinal illness.
- Visitors are limited to one per patient at any one time for a maximum time of 30 minutes unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- Visiting hours are from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily.
- No children to visit except in exceptional circumstances.
Before entering our hospital, clinics or community centres please use the hand hygiene station provided.
Mersey Community Hospital
Phone: 6478 5500
Mail: PO Box 21, Latrobe 7307
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Serving the community since 1889
The Mersey Community Hospital has 95 beds and offers general and specialist health services to the region.
In 2017/18 the Mersey dealt with 28,464 presentations to emergency, 10,735 inpatient admissions, 31,102 outpatient visits and conducted 5,025 operations.
The Mersey is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. We have a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program and have close ties with the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School and with TAFE Tasmania.
We have a dedicated team of more than 610 staff committed to providing quality healthcare services to our community.
The Mersey is an integral part of the Tasmanian Health Service and we work closely with other hospitals and primary health services to meet the needs of patients across the region.
A hospital was first opened at Latrobe in 1889 called the Devon Cottage Hospital. It relocated to a larger site in 1903 and was renamed the Devon Public Hospital.
In 1961 the Mersey General Hospital was opened at the current site and was later named the Mersey Community Hospital.
For the past 120 years the hospital at Latrobe has enjoyed very strong staff and community support.
On 1 July 2017, the Australian Government transferred ownership of the Mersey to the Tasmanian Government with a ten year funding deal, after which it will be fully funded and operated by the THS.
The Mersey is highly regarded for its delivery of timely, safe and high quality services and we are committed to improving and extending those services at every available opportunity.