Christmas Period Hours at BRHS – Here’s What You Need to Know


Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year from everyone at the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service.

We hope you’re able to kick back, relax, and have a fun and healthy holiday surrounded by the people you love.

Stay safe, be well, and take it easy.

If you do need to visit the hospital over the holiday period, we’ll be here for you.

While our Emergency Dept. and many of our services will be operating as usual, here’s a list of our offices that will have altered hours over the Christmas period.

The public holidays are Christmas Day (25/12), Boxing Day (26/12) and New Year’s Day (01/01).

As always, if you need to talk to someone at BRHS or have a question about our hours, call 5150 3333.

Emergency Dept.

Open and staffed as usual.

Central Intake

Closed public holidays + 27/12.
Leave a message voicemail or call 5150 3333.

Oncology Medical Ambulatory Day Unit (MADU)

Closed public holidays
Patients should contact their GP or present to ED.


Closed 25/12. Will be open on Sunday, 22/12.
Patients should present to their GP or ED.

Tambo, Flanagan and Rotamah Wards

Open and staffed as usual.

CBD Campus

Closed 25/12 – 2/1. (Will close at 2 p.m. on 24/12.)
For medical imaging appointments attend Medical Imaging at the main hospital (Day Street Campus), or phone 5150 3470.
For maternity care, phone the Rotamah Ward at the main hospital on 5150 3455.


Closed public holidays.
Call the Clinical Coordinator on 5150 3333 for more info.

Elective Surgery and Pre-Admission Clinic

Closed 24/12 through 30/12, and closed 1/1.
Call the Clinical Coordinator on 5150 3333 for more info.


Non-holiday days open 8 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Public holidays and weekends open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Medical Imaging

Closed for outpatient appointments on public holidays.
Open non-holiday days Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Closed public holidays.

Social Work

Closed public holidays.

Community Health – Continence Service and Diabetes Service

Closed public holidays + 27/12, 2/1 and 3/1.
Call your GP if necessary.

Community Health – Breast Care

Closed 24/12 – 2/1
Call your GP or the Breast Care Telephone Support Nurse on 1800 183 338

Community Health – Women’s Health

Closed 24/12 – 2/1
Call your GP.

Consulting Rooms

Closed 25/12 – 2/1.
If you require assistance urgently attend the Emergency Department.
Referrals pending during our closure will be attended to as soon as possible when we return to usual business on 2/1.