Mersey Community Hospital

Mersey Community Hospital

Hospitals closed to visitors

All hospitals in Tasmania have been closed to visitors.

There will be exemptions for:

  • A person providing support to a patient for the birth of a child
  • A parent or guardian visiting a dependent child or adult who is a patient
  • A Guardian of a patient
  • Visitors of patients receiving end of life care
  • A person to provide assistance to a patient, if the patient requires physical assistance, assistance with communication or comprehension or assistance with any legal or administrative requirements

Even if visitors meet the criteria for an exemption, they still need to be considered well to be permitted to visit and should not visit if they have a cough, sore throat, fever or other symptoms of acute respiratory infection. In addition, visitors must not have been a recent close contact of someone with COVID-19, or someone who is suspected of having COVID-19, or anyone who has returned from interstate or overseas in the last 14 days.

Mersey Community Hospital
Torquay Road
Latrobe 7307

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.