Illawarra Mercury Article Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

At South Coast Private we have recently introduced repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), it is a safe and effective, non-invasive and non-pharmacological treatment for severe depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Our Chief Medical Superintendent Dr Irwin Pakula discusses rTMS with the Illawarra Mercury please click the following link to read the article on our new treatment for depression.


On 13 April 2017, Healthe Care Australia (“Healthe Care”), Australia’s third largest corporate private hospital operator and pan-Asian health care services group acquired Evolution Healthcare’s three Illawarra hospitals: Shellharbour Private Hospital, South Coast Private Hospital and Wollongong Day Surgery.

Healthe Care currently has:

  • 35 private hospitals (34 in Australia and one in New Zealand)
  • Approaching 7,000 staff
  • Near 2,500 hospital beds

While this website is updated to reflect Healthe Care guidelines, please access information regarding the hospital and its services as usual. For further information about Healthe Care and its 35-strong hospital network, please visit