Kareena Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Clinical Services

Kareena Private Hospital is an acute care hospital providing a range of inpatient services. Equipped with the advanced medical, surgical and diagnostic technology, the Hospital is able to provide the excellent medical and surgical care to patients. Additionally pathology, radiology and other tests can be carried out on site.


The Anaesthetic Unit provides a full range of anaesthetic services for Kareena Private Hospital 24 hours a day.


Kareena Private Hospital offers cardiac patients with cardiology diagnostic and interventional services.

Coronary Care Unit

The Coronary Care Unit allows for the complete management of all acute cardiac emergencies including heart attacks, angioplasty and pacemaker procedures, rhythm monitoring and full haemo-dynamic pressure monitoring.

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

The ENT Department at Kareena Private Hospital has a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management and liaises with the Speech Pathology, Plastic Surgery and Oral Surgery Departments. A wide range of ENT surgery can be performed at the Hospital.

Endocrinology Services

The Endocrinology Service is of exceptional quality providing a comprehensive inpatient clinical service in many aspects of endocrinology. The doctors attached to this Unit are highly trained and have international reputations in their specific fields. The Endocrinology Unit has particular experience and expertise in the area of Diabetes Mellitus and the insertion of insulin pumps.

Gastroenterology Services

The full range of endoscopic services are available including: upper GI, endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic laser palliation of cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion, insertion of oesophageal prostheses for palliation of oesophageal cancer, liver biopsy etc.

General Medicine

There is a General Medical Unit which is co located and supported by a rehabilitation service so that patients can receive full treatment and care to allow them to be more fully functioning on discharge home

General Surgery

The General Surgery Unit covers all aspects of general surgery including upper gastro-intestinal, pancreatico-biliary, colorectal and endocrine surgery.

The operating theatres at Kareena Private Hospital enjoy an enviable reputation with state-of-the-art theatres equipped with the latest technology. Our operating theatres incorporate brand new anaesthetic monitoring technology and employ the highest infection control standards with all instrumentation cleaned and sterilised in a central sterilising department.

Geriatric Services

The geriatric service has approximately 30 inpatient beds and is situated in comfortable surrounds. Many entitled veterans and war widows and private patients are admitted for continuing care. Operating under a multidisciplinary team approach, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work all have major input into the treatment and ongoing management of patients.

Gynaecology Surgery

The Gynaecology Service was established since 1993. It provides a general gynaecology service with a special interest in "prolapse".

Intensive Care Unit

The 4 bed Intensive Care Unit provides specialised care for patients who require constant monitoring, intensive nursing care and respiratory support. Supported by the Southern Intensive care group.


Maternity & Women's Health is a 21 bed unit with three birthing rooms in the Delivery Suite and a refurbished level II licensed, 4 bed Special Care Nursery and a 5th dedicated ventilated bed. The case mix of the unit is antenatal, intrapartum, postpartum mothers and their babies. The casemix also includes a significant amount of women's health surgery predominantly gynaecology.

The unit is serviced by a dedicated team of Registered Midwives/Resitered Nurses who are supported by Enrolled Nurses who are Mothercraft trained. They are committed to providing high standards of care to all patients irespective of age, race, culture or creed.

The midwives and nurses promote the concept of woman and family centred care. Child birthing women and their families are encouraged to develop beginning life-long mothercraft and parenting skills utilizing a hands on approach. Our prepartion for parenthood education programs and postnatal follow-up services are only a few examples of services we provide to support and nurture mothers and their families.

Oral Surgery

The Oral Surgery Unit provides an inpatient and consultation service as required.


The Orthopaedic Unit at Kareena Private Hospital offers a complete range of orthopaedic services with a strong emphasis on elective surgery of the hip, knee, foot, hand and shoulder.


Laverty Pathology provides a stat pathology service in the disciplines of Haematology, Immuno-haematology, Biochemistry and stat Urine Microscopy. A range of urgent and impatient tests are conducted on site, whilst non-urgent work and more complicated tests are referred to the main laboratories nearby.

Plastic Surgery

The Plastic Surgery Unit at Kareena Private Hospital provides a broadly based plastic surgery service. Patients referred to this Unit include patients with skin and other malignancy requiring reconstruction; head and neck malignancy, and traumatic, ischaemic or congenital skin defects.


Located within the Hospital, Medical Imaging provides radiology services to inpatients and outpatients of Kareena Private Hospital. These services include CT scanning, ultrasound and mammography.

The radiology facility, offers high standards of medical imaging appropriate to this hospital while maintaining the level of service expected of a private radiology practice.

Rehabilitation services including Hydrotherapy

The Rehabilitation Unit has 26 inpatient beds in comfortable surrounds. Operating under a multidisciplinary team approach, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work all have major input into the treatment and ongoing management of patients. The Rehabilitation Program offers individualised programs for all patients including a Day Only Program.

For Referrals to the Rehabilitation services please see here.

Respiratory Medicine

The Respiratory Medicine Unit provides an inpatient as well as outpatient service for patients with chronic airway disease, lung cancer and other respiratory conditions.


The Rheumatology service provided is an inpatient service and is done in consultation and collaboration with the multidisclipinary team

Urology Unit

The Urology Unit is a very active unit, providing inpatient, operating and consultative services in all aspects of urology.

Vascular Surgery

The Vascular Surgery Unit at Kareena Private Hospital has been established for more than 20 years. The Unit provides a comprehensive peripheral vascular surgical service to entitled veterans and to private patients based at Kareena Private Hospital.

Paediatric Surgery

The paediatric facility is encompassed by Day Surgery and Kingsway areas. A high level of care is provided by suitably qualified staff in a family friendly environment.

Emergency centre