Southland Hospital - experience the city of lights.


Article by Julia 16 Sep 2022
Southland doctor

Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand and one of the southernmost cities in the world - let us take you to the deep south.

Known as the "city of lights" because of its long summer days and the frequent appearances of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) Invercargill is one of New Zealand's most picturesque regions.

The laid-back vibe and close-knit hospital community make it the perfect place to reclaim work/life balance.

From verdant pastures and scenic landscapes to a town teeming with heritage and beaches - there's much to love about Invercargill. If that wasn't enough the ski fields and lakes of Queenstown are just two hours away!

Very professional, prompt communication, makes working as a locum around NZ easy! - Dr Sam Burridge, Southland Hospital Locum

Southland Hospital is a Southern DHB 157+bed hospital in Invercargill, providing specialist care for the Southland community and the districts around.

Built-in late 2004, as a secondary level base hospital, you will be able to work across an array of cases offering the opportunity for junior doctors to learn new skills and exposure to clinical cases, whilst also ensuring consultants enjoy a varied and interesting workload.

Good support from staff via email re: job availability, and good contact regarding arrangements for upcoming posts - Dr Neil Lowrie, Southland Hospital locum

The hospital services a 108,000 population base providing a range of services including acute medical and surgical, outpatient clinics, day procedures, a 24-hour emergency department, and comprehensive ancillary facilities. On average per year at Southland Hospital there are 30,000 Emergency Department attendances, 5,000 theatre operations 1100 births, and 17,000 discharges.

Work with state-of-the-art technology, including digital radiology technology with MRI and CT capability as well as an electronic patient management system. The hospital is a teaching facility and is affiliated with the University of Otago and its Dunedin School of Medicine.

In addition to offering an innovative and progressive working environment, you will be joining a close-knit team with a sense of community, Southland Hospital is a close-knit enough environment that locums and new starters will get to know their colleagues faster and their patients!

Excellent communication. Makes organising locums easy - Dr Claudia Kelly, Southland Hospital Locum

If you are interested in reclaiming work/life balance in the lovely Invercargill community - we can help.

Talk to us about what locum placements or permanent roles are available.

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