First aid and emergencies

For major, life threatening emergencies, always call ‘000’.

Yes, triple-0 works in these parts and ambulances will come for you, with a helicopter ride to RPA if required.

Hospitals close by

Maitland Hospital:

  • telephone: 02 4939 2000550, 560 High Street, Maitland NSW
  • turn right after (ie, on the Maitland side of) the Belmore Bridge, continue for 1km or so
  • open 24 hours, 60km (1 hour’s travel)
  • recommended for after-hours incidents

Dungog Community Hospital:

  • telephone: 02 4995 7000, Hospital Road, Dungog NSW
  •  turn right at Moore Street near Dungog High School on the Lostock/Gresford approach to town and follow the blue Hospital signs
  • 45km away (40 minutes travel)
  • recommended by locals for daytime treatment


Dungog – 45km away:

  • Dr Jeffery – Hospital Road (near Community Hospital), telephone: 02 4992 1739
  • Dr Holley + 2 others, operates 9-5 weekdays, 92 – 94 Dowling Street (main street of Dungog, south of Mackay Street) – telephone: 02 4992 1002

East Gresford – 21km away:

  • Gresford Surgery – Monday to Wednesday ONLY
  • telephone: 02 4938 9202
  • Park Street (main street, south of Beattie Hotel)

Fire emergency

In case of fire – dial ‘000’.

Also, you call Brian and Mary Horn at the dairy on 02 4931 7124 to raise the Rural Rire Service.

Note there is a long green fire hose in the middle of the yard outside the kitchen, and smoke alarms and extinguishers in each room.