Vacancy at Grafton Base Hospital
Emergency Consultant


Grafton Base Hospital is a rural community hospital providing a wide range of accessible healthcare services to the public.

"At the heart of the Northern Rivers region lies Grafton, an historic town lined with glorious Victorian and Edwardian architecture, on the banks of the Clarence River. With the arrival of spring, this pocket of North Coast NSW becomes the most Instagrammable destination in the state as the more than 2,000 jacaranda trees that line streets turning the town an eye-popping shade of purple." ~ VisitNSW

Grafton Base Hospital includes:

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Ward
  • Surgical Ward
  • Maternity Unit
  • Children & Adolescent Ward
  • Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit
  • Surgical Services Unit (including Day Surgery Unit)
  • Oncology (Cancer) Unit
  • Renal Unit
  • Medical Imaging / X-ray Department
  • Pathology Department 
  • Community & Allied Health Services

Grafton is known for:

  • Being the Jacaranda Capital of Australia
  • Beautifully-preserved heritage buildings
  • Vibrant arts scene
  • Nearby national parks & the Clarence River




Great emergency department with the best staff, good pace and a wide variety of presentations.


Locumed as gen med rmo. Two teams as of 2022. Shared between 4 consultants - 2 local and 2 locum consultants. The local smos are great. Locum smos vary in efficiency and competency. Nursing staff super supportive, however it is important to draw lines - focus on treating your patient not treating the nursing issues.


ED functioned well, SMOs were great to work with. The nurses there were highly skilled too. Can't fault the department. The onsite accommodation (nursing quarters) was absolutely foul. Bedroom was tiny and unclean, bed very uncomfortable, kitchen was disgusting and bathrooms were shared and dated. After about 3-4 nights, I moved to a nearby motel on my own dollar as I couldn't get any rest there. I wish I negotiated for motel accommodation like the other locums did.

Emergency Consultant
Grafton Base Hospital, 201 days ago
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