Bega District Hospital

beautiful Bega ValleyBega District Hospital is a 62 bed rural hospital located in the beautiful Bega Valley. Bega is about a 2.5 hour drive from Canberra. Only RMOs are seconded to Bega District Hospital.

JMOs will be provided with accommodation near the hospital for the duration of their term if they are already renting in Canberra. Only RMOs are seconded to HETI accredited terms.

The resident medical officers also have access to all education sessions held throughout the hospital.

General Medicine

  • The unit is run by a general physician and seven general practitioners and general practice registrars
  • JMOs manage patients in high dependency unit in direct consultation with physicians and an Intensivist
  • Exposure to aboriginal health
  • Exposure to procedures such as pleural aspirates, abdominal paracentesis, elective cardio-version, non-invasive ventilation, ECG stress tests
  • Weekly case presentations
  • Weekly teaching sessions
  • Exposure to bronchoscopies

General Surgery

  • The surgical unit consists of three general surgeons, one visiting urologist and two orthopaedic surgeons
  • Exposure to breast surgery, bowel, thyroid and skin lesions
  • Exposure to orthopaedics including both elective and trauma services
  • Unit encompasses high dependency unit beds
  • Weekly grand rounds and daily theatre lists
  • Monthly clinical review meetings
  • Weekly journal clubs

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Contact ACT Health's Medical Officer Support Unit by emailing: or +61 2 6244 2779.