John Hunter Hospital (JHH)

The John Hunter Hospital and John Hunter Children's Hospital is the principal referral centre and a tertiary hospital for Newcastle, and northern New South Wales, Australia. The 796 bed hospital is the main teaching hospital of the University of Newcastle.

The hospital contains the only trauma centre in New South Wales outside the Sydney Metropolitan Area, and has the busiest emergency department in the state.

With support from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and NSW Ambulance, the hospital provides a retrieval service for critically ill patients from the Hunter and North Coast.‚Äč

Visitors Information Centre

Local Health District


Traditional Owners

Awabakal and Worimi people

Opening Hours

John Hunter Hospital operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5pm weekdays.

Visiting hours are between 8am – 8pm, with a rest period between 1pm – 3pm. During the rest period, staff will return patients to their beds, close blinds and quieten the ward. We ask that relatives and visitors respect this period by vacating the ward or remaining quiet so that patients can sleep or rest if needed.


An ATM is located at the main entrance of the hospital on Level 2 opposite the Information Desk.

Public WiFi

None Available.

AddressLookout Rd
New Lambton Heights NSW 2305
Phone02 4921 3000
WebsiteVisit Website


Patient/Carer Checklist

Support Contacts

Social Work Department4921 3000
Carer Support4921 3000
Chaplaincy4921 3000
Volunteer Service4921 3000
Aboriginal LiaisonMonday-Friday Pager number 2116
Telehealth4921 3000
CALD Translation49246402
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